Tom Arthur Rouse

View Tom Arthur on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Date of birth:
01 February 1890
Date of death:
21 August 1915
Age at Death:
ROUSE Tom Arthur

Known information

Tom Arthur and his brother Martin Herbert from Market Overton both died in the First World War. Two other brothers, Edward and Walter also fought but survived. The four were sons of Thomas and Mary Rouse. Tom was born in Market Overton on 1 February 1890. He was a gardener and also spent four years as a servant at The Quarry, a large house in Lincoln. Enlisting on the outbreak of war in August 1914 with 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) he went to Egypt at the beginning of July 1915. The Battalion was sent on to Gallipoli and took part in the landing at Suvla Bay where he was reported "missing, believed killed" on 21 August 1915. With no known grave, Tom is remembered on panel 152 of the Helles Memorial and also on the memorial gates at Market Overton church.

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  • Market Overton Church
  • Market Overton Memorial
  • Market Overton Memorial 2
  • Helles Memorial 2
  • Helles Memorial 1
  • T A Rouse panel
  • T A Rouse 1

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