Arthur William Mead was the son of John and Emma Mead of 12, Simper Street, Oakham. He was born at Mildenhall in Suffolk on 2 May 1893. He joined the 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment in November 1915, and went out to France on 5 July 1916. He survived for eleven months before being injured and dying of his wounds on 3 June 1917. Arthur is buried at Hop Store Cemetery, between Ypres and Poperinghe, grave 1.A.25. He was 24.
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