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Arthur Empson was born in 1894 at Dunsby, Lincolnshire and was the son of Henry a shepherd and Sarah Ann Empson née Pridmore, His father Henry was born in 1857 at Morton and his mother Sarah Ann Pridmore was born in 1865 at Bourn, they were married in 1880 at Bourn and went on to have the following children, Sarah Ann b1881 Dunsby, John b1883 Dunsby, Ada M b1885 Dunsby, Olive b1892 Dunsby, Arthur b1894 Dunsby, Gertrude b1895 Dunsby, Emily May b1896 Bourn and Harold b1905 at Greatford, Lincolnshire. In the 1911 census the family are living at 25 Greatford, Stamford, Lincolnshire and are shown as Henry 54 yrs a shepherd he is living with his wife Sarah 47 yrs and their children, Olive 17 yrs a domestic servant, Arthur 17 yrs a horseman on a farm, Emily May 14 yrs a scholar and Harold 5 yrs. Arthur married his wife Katie Annie Beeston in 1915 at Newark, they went on to have a son Thomas Henry born 1916 at Newark, the family lived at Parliament Street, Newark. Following his death his widow Kate remarried to become Katie Annie Baumber (formerly Empson) of 8,Eldon St, Newark, Notts
28 Mar 1918
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Lance Corporal
13th Bn The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Lance Corporal Arthur Empson enlisted at Newark, he initially served with the serive number 46949 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was serving with the 13th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment when on 28th March 1918 he was killed in action. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published 13th April 1918 in the Newark Herald :- Resided with wife, Kate and two year old son in Parliament Street, Newark. Was a native of Greatford, near Stamford and had been a waggoner at Staunton with Mr Marsh and Mr Baggaley. Later came to Newark and was in the GNR goods shed. Afterwards a drayman at Warwicks & Richardsons until enlisting in 1916. Went out to France in Aug. 1916 and home on leave in Nov. 1917, out again on Dec. 3rd. On Good Friday 1917 he was wounded in the left leg and spent four months in hospital. Afterwards suffered from fever and had just returned to the trenches when he fell. The Germans were attacking and there was a heavy barrage.
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