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  • Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery
Person Details
Arthur was born at Arnold in 1897, the son of William and Florrie Varley, however in the 1911 Census he is living with his grandparents Peter and Harriet Varley at 53 West Street, Arnold along two of his siblings. He is shown as 14 yrs of age but already working in the hosiery business.
He was employed in the hosiery industry
12 May 1917
61658 - CWGC Website
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters at Arnold, and that his regimental number is a post 1916 number. This does not mean he enlisted in or after 1916 for he could already have been serving when all numbers in the Army were changed to six figure numbers in 1916. We do know that he was serving with the 1/8th battalion and that this battalion had a Company based in the town with its headquarters at Newark. The battalion landed in France in February 1915, he was wounded while in the Loos sector and later died from these wounds
He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, France
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  • Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery
    Arthur Leonard Varley - Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery