TOOKEY Arthur Samuel

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Arthur Samuel Tookey and his brother Frederick Thomas both died in the First World War. They were the sons of John and Sarah Tookey of Ayston Road, Uppingham where Arthur was born on 8 April 1881. He enlisted in the 3rd Battalion Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in April 1915, three months after his younger brother Fred had joined up. He later transferred to the 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. In June 1915, he was sent out to Gallipoli, and took part in the landings at Suvla Bay, where he was reported missing and, later, presumed killed on 6 August 1915. He was 34 years old and left a widow, Lily. Arthur is remembered on panel 113 of the Helles Memorial and also on Empingham's war memorial.

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  • Uppingham Church
  • Uppingham Memorial
  • Uppingham Memorial 3
  • Helles Memorial 2
  • Helles Memorial 1
  • A S Tookey panel
  • A S Tookey 1

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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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