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Born: 10 June 1891, Cleckheaton
Died: 29 April 1918
Address: Undercliffe, Eccleshill
Parents: Arthur Gough Pinfold & Arabella Eveline, nee Caudwell
Siblings: Ernest, Rosa, Agnes
Occupation: Leather goods maker
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Tune Cot Memorial
Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Arthur George Valentine Pinfold
Arthur George Valentine Pinfold was born on the 10th of June 1891 in Cleckheaton, the son of Arthur Gough Pinfold and Arabella Evelina, nee Caudwell. By 1901 the family had moved to Bradford to live at Hillside Villas in Bradford. Arthur George was educated at Bradford Grammar School. In 1911 the family were living at Undercliffe Cottage, Eccleshill. At 19 years of age Arthur George was working in his father’s business as a leather goods maker. His father Arthur was a fancy
leather goods manu- facturer under the name of A Pinfold and Co. Metronome Works, Bradford. His son Arthur was well known as an oboe player, having toured several seasons with both Italian and English Opera Companies. He was a time expired territorial and in March 1916 Arthur enlisted as Private 241990 in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers which came under the
command of the 19th (Western) Division. He studied explosives and held a first class certificate as a bombing instructor. He also passed his examination for a commission in the Flying Corps. The 19th division was involved in many operations from the opening of the Battles of the Somme in 1916 throughout the summer, the Battle of Messines and the Ypres Battles in 1917 including Passchendaele, the Battles of the Somme in 1918 and the Battle of Lys from the 9th of April until the
29th of April 1918. Arthur was killed in action on the last day of this battle. He was 26 years of age. In his Will which was administered in London on the 17th August 1918 he gave his address as Undercliffe Cottage and left his effects of £199.11.3d to his father. He also left his Army effects to his father who received £1.19.10d in September 1918 and a War Gratuity of £9.0.0d on the 17th December 1919.
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. Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks
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