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Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
Arthur was born c1898 at Sutton-in-Ashfield and was the son of John and Ann Woolley and the brother of Albert William, Beatrice Kate, Hilda Annie, Sarah Eleanor, Samuel Frederick and Elizabeth Margery Woolley. In 1911 they lived at 34 Carpet Lane Sutton in Ashfield.
He was a milk seller in 1911.
05 Oct 1918
20
588022 - CWGC Website
268952
Private
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Arthur enlisted at Derby and served with the 11th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys ) Regiment. He had been reported ‘missing’ and was officially listed ‘as killed in action’ on Saturday 5th October 1918, aged 20 years, and he is buried in the Beaurevoir British Cemetery, Aisne, France. grave reference D 2
In the Notts Free Press dated 17th January 1919, the following report appeared.. MISSING - PRIVATE AE WOOLLEY (SUTTON) The relatives of Private AE Woolley 268952, A Company, 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters of 14 Alfred Street, Sutton will be pleased to receive any news concerning this missing soldier. The battalion made an attack near Fontain on October 5th 1918, since which date Private Woolley is officially reported as missing. Arthur Woolley’s name is also remembered on the St Michael and All Angels War Memorial, Sutton-in-Ashfield. He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals. Additional information courtesy of Lynne Weston
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