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Born: 1897, Eccleshill
Died: 19 September 1918
Buried: Thilloy Road Cemetery
Address: 35 Chapel Street, Eccleshill
Parents: Joseph and Agnes, nee Hargreaves
Siblings: Herbert, Samuel, Willie
Occupation: Apprentice mechanic (1911)
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Eccleshill, Park and St Luke’s
Regiment: East Yorkshire
Arthur Jowett
Arthur Jowett was born in 1897 the youngest of four sons of Joseph J and Agnes. nee Hargreaves. Joseph and Agnes set up home at 4 Chapel Walk where they were to live for the next 30 years. Joseph was unemployed for a while and Agnes worked as a worsted weaver. By 1891 Joseph had found work again as a cloth tenterer and three
children had been born, Herbert, Samuel and Willie. In 1911 at the age of 13 years, Arthur was working as an apprentice mechanic. He was the only child still living at home with his parents who had now moved to 45 Chapel Street. Arthur started serving with the West Yorkshire Regiment as Private 75541 but later as Private 51887 in the East Yorkshire Regiment. Little is known about Arthur but he died of wounds on the 19th September 1918 probably received during the Battle of Epehy which
took place on the 18th September when the Battles of the Hindenburg Line were occurring. He is buried at the Thilloy Road Cemetery, Beaulencourt, which was begun by the 53rd Field Ambulance early in September 1918 and used by the 3rd, 4th and 43rd Clearing Stations. He left his effects to his mother Agnes who received £3.15.2d on the 19th September 1918 and a War Gratuity of £3.0.0d on the 15th February 1919.
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. Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks
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