Arthur Canfield

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Arthur Canfield



Military History:        

Regiment:                               Labour Corps
                                                (previously Leicestershire Regiment)

Rank:                                      Private

Service Number:                    403088 (previously 33025)

Date of Enlisting:                  10.3.1916

Date of death:                       3.1968

Cemetery/ Memorial:            Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Arthur enlisted on 10th March 1916 with the Leicestershire Regiment, Regimental number 33025. He saw active service on the Western Front in the Battle of Arras, beating back the Germans and breaking through the Hindenburg Line. He was wounded and spent some time recovering in England.  He was then seconded to the Labour Corps, Regimental number 403088, until the end of the war.

Arthur was awarded the Military Medal and the British War Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Christening:     6.4.1884

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Not known

Marriage:                      Not known


Arthur was the only son of William and Elizabeth (nee Ellis) Canfield born at Ashwell in the second quarter of 1884.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

The 1911 census shows him living in Ashwell and working as a labourer on a farm.


Other references:


Royston Crow 25 May 1917 p4 col 2 top

Pte Arthur Canfield of Ashwell wounded in France.



Arthur Canfield

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire


Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:


Enlistment Place:

Not known




Labour Corps (previously Leicestershire Regiment)


Not known

Regimental Number:      

403088 (previously 33025)

Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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