Private Arthur George Towell, who enlisted in Oakham in the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, was the son of Arthur and Mary Towell of Geeston, Ketton, and was born on 30 June 1894, at Stamford. A labourer, he joined the Army on 20 November 1914, and after service in Ireland, went out to France on 27 April 1916. He fought on the Somme, at Loos, Lens and Cambrai, before being killed on the second day of the big German offensive in March 1918 when his battalion was defending the line between Lagnicourt and Vaulx. He has no known grave and is remembered on Bay 5 of the Arras Memorial as well as on Ketton's war memorial.
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