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Newark on Trent Nottinghamshire
Arthur Tyers was born in 1892 at Newark and was the twin brother of Frederick Tyers. Both were sons of Frederick Tyers, a maltsters labourer, and Martha Jane Tyers née Roe, of 5 Barnby Cottages, Newark (CWGC). His father was born in 1864 in Uppingham and his mother Martha Jane Roe was born in 1870 at Carlton-Le-Moreland, Lincolnshire. They were married on 25th December 1889 at Winthorpe and had 12 children, sadly two were to die in infancy or early childhood. Their children were, Lily b1891, twins Arthur and Frederick b1892, Bertha b1897, Gladys May b1900, Annie b1902, Alice b1904, Evaline b1908, Ernest b1910, Elsie b&d 1912 and Edward b1912 all were born in Newark. In the 1911 census the family was living at 5 Bridge Cottages, Barnby Road, Newark, and were shown as Frederick 47 yrs a maltsters labourer, who was living with his wife Martha Jane 40 yrs and their children Lily 20 yrs a tailors machinist, Bertha 14 yrs assisting in housework, Gladys May 11 yrs scholar, Annie 9 yrs scholar, Alice 7 yrs scholar, Evaline 3 yrs and Ernest 1 year of age. Arthur married his wife Adelina who following his death was awarded a pension of 16 shillings and three pence. She remarried; Adelina Jackson Hosie, and lived at 1 Bank Street, Fermoy (CWGC).
He was a porter on enlistment
23 Jul 1917
1771143 - CWGC Website
  • MM MM Military Medal
1st Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Sergeant Arthur Tyers enlisted on 17th June 1909 at Southwell; he lived at Newark. He gave his age as 18 yrs and stated he was a porter. He enlisted for 12 years (7 with the colours and 5 with the Reserve). He was posted to the 1st battalion Leicestershire Regiment and promoted lance corporal on 15th December 1910. He embarked with his battalion on 8th September 1914, landing at St Nazaire on 10th September. He was promoted to sergeant on 15th September 1916. Arthur was awarded the Military Medal on 16th September 1916. While serving with 'D' Company, 1st battalion Leicestershire Regiment, he was killed in action on 23rd July 1917. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
His brother, Frederick Tyers, enlisted on 27th February 1911 at Newark. He was 18 yrs and 3 months of age and a gardener. He enlisted for 12 yrs (7years with the colours and 5 years with the Reserve). He was posted to the Leicestershire Regiment and embarked Folkstone for France on 9th September 1914. After the battle of the Aisne he fell ill with appendicitis and was medically evacuated to England on 12th November 1914, spending 8 months in hospital. On 5th June 1916 he was promoted lance corporal and returned to France on 9th February 1918. Frederick was killed in action on 24th September 1918 and is buried at Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne (grave reference IV.H.8). Article published 11th October 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- 'Son of Frederick & Mrs Martha Jane Tyers, Bridge Cottages, Barnby Road, Newark. Husband of Adelina Tyers. Educated at the Christ Church School, he was later employed at Mr Hill’s China Stores in the Arcade. Five years before war broke out he joined the Regulars. Went to France in Sept. 1914 and in Sept. 1916 was awarded the Military Medal in the field and promoted Sergeant for infilading the enemy with a Lewis gun in a counter-attack. He was about to return home as an instructor when posted missing on July 23rd, 1917. Presumed dead in October 1918. Twin brother of Fred Tyers, killed 1918.'
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