MEAD Arthur William

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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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Hop Store Cemetery on Tuesday 12th August 2014
By Matt Steele on Wednesday 13th August '14 at 6:02pm
2 images We visited Arthur's grave on August 12th 2014
By Catherine Steele on Sunday 17th August '14 at 12:17pm
3 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 13 December 2014
By John Stokes on Saturday 13th December '14 at 10:06pm
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Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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