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Great Casterton, Rutland
Arthur Henry Brewster was the second of 5 children born to George and Emily Brewster. He was born in 1883 in Great Casterton, Rutland and registered at nearby Stamford, Lincs. In 1891 they were living at Tickencote, Rutland, and George Brewster was working as an agricultural laboured to support his family. By the age of 18, George had left the family abode and was working as a labourer in a brickyard at Woodstone near Peterborough, lodging with the Swiffen family. The 1911 census shows that Arthur had moved to Worksop, where, in 1910, he had married Annie Coupland and was resident at 13 Manvers Street.
01 Nov 1914
929050 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Arthur was killed in action and commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial L/Cpl Arthur Hy Brewster Retford Times 30 June 1916 In connection with the presumed death of Lance Corpl Arthur Hy Brewster of the 1st Lincolns, the curious story of a mother’s premonition is told. Mrs Brewster relates that on the night of Nov 1st last, he spoke to her in her sleep saying, “mother” three times slowly. In the morning she told her husband that one of the boys was killed, but he replied, “Rubbish; it’s only a dream.” Lance Corpl Arthur Brewster was a Reservist and on being called up he was sent off to France leaving a wife and four children behind him in Hamilton Street. He was posted as missing in October last and nothing has since been heard of him. He was only 32 years old and was a regular correspondent to his wife and parents. A comrade over on leave told of how he spoke to the Lance Corpl on the evening of Nov 1st but he disappeared during the night and failed to answer the roll call in the morning. His wife’s bereavement is all the more bitter from the fact that since her husband went away she has lost three of her children
Research by Colin Dannatt
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