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Born: 1892, Bradford
Died: 13 September 1918
Buried: Hermes Hill British Cemetery
Address: 57 Clifton Place, Shipley
Parents: Richard & Clara
Spouse: Margaret, nee Cryer
Siblings: Horace, John, Ethel
Occupation: Manager, Cooper Bros, Sunbridge Road, Bradford
Organisations/clubs: St Paul’s Church
Rank: Sec Lieut
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley
Regiment: West Riding
Arthur Rossington
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News of the death in action on 13th September of Sec-Lieut Arthur Rossington, Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regt, has been received by his wife at 37 Clifton Place, Shipley. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Richard Rossington of Girlington, and he was manager at Cooper Bros, general warehousemen of Sunbridge Road, Bradford previous to enlisting under the Derby scheme in February 1916. He went to the front on Christmas Day 1916. He was promoted sergeant, came home to train for his commission last August and was gazetted a second-lieutenant in February of this year. In a letter to the deceased’s wife his Lieut-Colonel says: “He was leading his men in an attack when he was shot in the head by a sniper and instantaneously killed. He did not suffer.” The deceased was connected with the Shipley Parish Church and his brother has been fighting in Salonica for the last three years. Shipley Times & Express 27 September 1918
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