Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

Arthur Fewtrill (c.1899 - 1918)

According to the 1911 census, Arthur Fewtrill (alias Fewtrell alias Fewtell) was born in Bridgnorth in about 1899. He was the son of George Fewtrill, waggoner, and his wife, Rose. I have not been able to find any official record of the birth of Arthur or his younger brother Percy and this, along with the fact that Arthur is not recorded as living with George and Rose in 1901, leads me to suspect that the boys may have been adopted.

In 1911 Arthur was living with George and Rose at New Cottages, Tasley. George was employed as a farm waggoner.

Arthur first served with the Royal Lancaster Regiment but was transferred to the 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 23rd August, 1918. At this time his division was engaged in the Battle of Bapaume (21 August - 3rd September, 1918). He is now buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres (a cemetery created after the armistice with burials brought in from battlefield burial grounds).

Private Arthur Fewtrell, 63634 (previously 38069 Royal Lancaster Regiment) was awarded the Victory and British Medals.

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