Arthur Worboys

WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

Arthur Worboys

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
23725

Date of Enlisting:                            
14.12.1915

Date of death:                        
30.4.1917

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Aubigny-en-Artois, Departement de Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

 

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

 

Arthur enlisted at Ampthill on 14th December 1915. He served with the 4th Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental number 23725, in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders.  He died of wounds on 30th April 1917.

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

Arthur is buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Aubigny-en-Artois, Departement de Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France and commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell Village War Memorial.

 

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
Christened 6.7.1884

Birth Place:                            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                     
30.3.1907

 

Arthur was born in Ashwell, the second son of George and Lucy (nee Waldock) Worboys of Ashwell.  He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Before enlisting Arthur was a farm labourer.

Arthur married Ethel Winfred Hines on 30th March 1907 and they had three sons, Reginald Arthur born 5th January 1908, Stanley born 20th August 1909 and Edgar born 3rd January 1912.

 

Commentary:

 

 

Name:

Arthur Worboys

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

30.4.1917

Enlistment Place:

Ampthill

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Bedfordshire Regiment

Battalion:

4th Battalion

Regimental Number:        

23725

Type of Casualty:

Died of wounds

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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