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Person Details

LILLY, Arthur John

Memorials

Name: St. Lukes Church St Luke's Road, Maidenhead
NIWM Ref: 3866
RBWM Ref: WM131
Name: St. Peters Church - WW1 Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead
NIWM Ref: 3872
RBWM Ref: WM137
Name: Furze Platt Memorial Hall Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead
NIWM Ref: 3871
RBWM Ref: WM138

Person Details

Place of birth: Hackney
Gender: Male
Date of death: 04/04/1917
Place of death: Guyencourt-Saulcourt, Somme
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 35
CWGC Ref: 315881
TWGPP Ref: 2854762

Military details

Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Relatives

Mother Margaret LILLY
Father Thomas LILLEY

Additional information

Arthur joined the Roayl Warwickshire Regiment as he was living with family in the midlands when he joined up. He became a 2nd Lieutenant but died fighting on 4th April 1917. He is remembered at Guyencourt-Saulcourt, a commune containing the villages of Guyencourt and Saulcourt. It lies about 5 kilometres east of the road from Peronne to Cambrai. Saulcourt Churchyard Extension is on the south-east side of the Churchyard.
Arthur was born in Hackney and his parents were Thomas and Margaret. He left home as a teenager to live with his Aunt and Uncle in Sutton Coldfield and he is on the census lists as an assistant hosier.

Resources

Summary: Long Long Trail
Details about the events in the spring of 1917 along the road to Peronne.

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