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  • Buried in Bapaume Post Military Cemetery.
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Pleasley Derbyshire
Arthur Dawes (junior) was born in 1898 he was the son of Arthur Dawes (senior) a pit banksman and his first wife Ann Dawes née Neal of 5 Hardstaff House, Priory Road, Mansfield Woodhouse. Arthur Dawes (senior) was born in 1857 at Mansfield, Ann Hibbert Neal was born in 1855 at Mansfield she died in 1905 at Mansfield she was 50 yrs of age they were married in 1875 their marriage was registered in Mansfield they had at least 7 children. His father Arthur re married in 1908 at Mansfield to Sarah Ann Keyworth born 1854 Boston, Lincolnshire. In 1911 the family were living at 12 Greyhound Court Mansfield, Arthur 54 yrs is a colliery banksman, he is living with his second wife Sarah Ann 57 yrs and two of his children, Esthur 16 yrs a hosiery worker and Arthur 13 yrs a pit bank lad.
He was a pit bank lad in 1911
25 Aug 1918
523843 - CWGC Website
Enlisted Mansfield.
7th Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
7th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly 105795 Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment. Private Arthur Dawes enlisted at Mansfield. Initially posted to the Sherwood Foresters, he later served in 'D' Company, 7th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Arthur was killed in action on 25 August 1918 and is buried in Bapaume Post Military Cemetery, Albert, France (grave ref. III.B.17). The history of the cemetery indicates that Arthur's grave was brought in from the surrounding battlefields after the Armistice. CWGC - History of the Bapaume Post Military Cemetery (extract). The cemetery is about 2km from the town of Albert. 'Bapaume Post Military Cemetery lies on the west side of 'Tara Hill,' and south-west of 'Usna Hill,' and at times it was called by those names. In June 1916, the front line crossed the Bapaume road between the site of this cemetery and the village of La Boisselle. The attack on La Boisselle on 1 July was not successful, and several days passed before the village was taken. The cemetery was begun almost at once by the divisions engaged in this sector and 152 graves in Plot I, Rows B to I, were made before the end of January 1917, when the cemetery was closed. On 26 March 1918, the cemetery, with the town of Albert, fell into German hands, but it was recovered towards the end of August. After the Armistice, graves from the battlefields east and west of the cemetery were brought in, including many of the 34th (Tyneside) Division, which attacked along the Bapaume road on 1 July 1916, and some of the 38th (Welsh) Division, which recaptured 'Usna Hill' on 23 August 1918.' (www.cwgc.org)
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  • Buried in Bapaume Post Military Cemetery.
    Arthur Dawes - Buried in Bapaume Post Military Cemetery.