Sgt
Arthur Herbert Alfred York

Information about birth

Date of birth:
26/05/1894
Place of birth:
Irchester, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

General information

last known residence:
Irchester, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Profession:
Village Carrier

Army information

Country:
England, United Kingdom
Force:
British Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Sergeant
Service number:
G/43361
Units:
 —  The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), 2nd Bn.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
24/11/1917
Place of death:
Mosselmarkt, Passchendaele, Belgium
Cause of death:
Missing in action
Age:
23

Memorial

Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel: 113

Distinctions and medals 2

British War Medal
Medal — 30/11/1918
Victory Medal
Medal — 30/11/1918

Points of interest 3

#1 Place of birth
#2 Last known residence
#3 ‘Place of death’

My story

Arthur Herbert Alfred York, a former village carrier, was born on 26 May 1894 in Irchester, Northamptonshire, England. He was the son of Alfred and Annie Jane York. He enlisted in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. Arthur Herbert Alfred served as a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), part of the 23rd Brigade, of the 8th Division.

On November 23rd the 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment relieved the 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment at the front line near Passchendaele. The headquarters of the battalion were placed in Meetcheele and the supporting companies at Mosselmarkt. On the 24th of November the 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment was shelled very heavily in the morning and afternoon. That night they were relieved by the 2nd Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and moved back to Wieltje. During their stay at the front, the 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment lost six men killed, three wounded and one missing in action.

Arthur Herbert Alfred York, aged 23, was killed in action near Passchendaele on November 24, 1917. Sergeant York has no known grave and is remembered on panel 113 of the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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"Irchester Sergeant Killed" The Evening Telegraph, 12.12.1917.
Sources used
2 Battalion Middlesex Regiment (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/1713/1).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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23 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/1710/3).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG14).
https://www.ancestry.com/
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Photos sent by relatives
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