BRUTY, Arthur

No.G/47618, Private, Arthur BRUTY
Aged 20

4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers(City of London Regiment)
Killed in Action on Tuesday, 20th November 1917

Arthur Bruty was born 30th January 1897 (Risbridge Q1-1897 4A:779), son of George and Emma BRUTY (née MEARS). He was admitted to Stoke by Clare National/Voluntary School in April 1901 when living at Stoke Road.

1901 census...Aged 4, he was at Stoke Road, Clare with his father George BRUTY [34] horsekeeper; his mother Emma [33]; brother George [13] (cattle man on farm); sisters Agnes [11], Edith [9] and Jessie [6]. All were born in Stoke by Clare.

1911 census...Aged 14, farm labourer, he was at Half Way House. Stoke Road, Clare with his parents; brother George (farm labourer); sisters Jessie and Evelyn [5]. All the children are now recorded as born in Clare.

They were later at Burnt House, Stoke by Clare.

He enlisted in Clare.
Three Royal Fusilier Battalions (2nd, 8th and 9th)took part in the attack on the opening day of the Battle of Cambrai which commenced at 6:20 on 20th November 1917, but the 4th had been in Fremicourt, training and supplying working parties until told to hold themselves ready to move at a moments notice. That meant they were busy dumping surplus baggage and kit. Somehow that day, being in support, they managed to have 5 killed according to CWGC. All this around Noyelles and Equancourt.

photo: Rodney Gibson

Arthur Bruty is buried in Favreuil British Cemetery, grave 2:B:25

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