DYE, Arthur

No.44680, Private, Arthur DYE
Aged 31

19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment
attached 21st Trench Mortar Battery
formerly 34663, Royal Fusiliers
Died of his Wounds on 4th April 1917

Arthur Dye was born in Lawshall(1st qtr 1886 Sudbury 4a:681) son of Walter and Clara DYE (née GIRLING)

1891 census...Aged 5, he as at Hibb's Green, Lawshall with his father Walter DYE [28] Carpenter; his mother Clara [29] born Stanningfield; his sister Alice [7]; brothers Harry [3] and Albert [8 months]. All except his mother were born in Lawshall.

1901 census...Aged 15, a farm labourer, he was at The Street, Lawshall with his widowed mother (now recorded as born Lawshall); brothers Harry, Albert, George [8] and Herbert [4]; sisters Alice and Bertha [9 months]. His father had died in 1898.

1911 census...Aged 25, a farm labourer, he was at Shimpling Street, Lawshall with his mother and brothers Harry, Albert and George (all farm labourer) and sister Brenda.

On the pension card his mother was at Shimpling Street, Lawshall.

Although no other connection has been made, he appears to be commemorated in Lakenheath

He enlisted in Lakenheath
With no service record there is no way of saying exactly where or when Arthur was wounded, but around that time his battalion were in action around Henin sur Cojeul

Arthur Dye is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France 6:G:13
and apparently commemorated on the Lakenheath Memorial

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