Arthur Holland De Boeck

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Edmonton, Middlesex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Mill Hill, Middlesex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  Honourable Artillery Company, 2/1st Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Reutel, Beselare, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 7

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 3

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Mon histoire

Private Arthur Holland De Boeck, a former commercial clerk from London, served in the 2/1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry), which was part of the 22nd Brigade, 7th Division. This Division took part in the Battle of Poelcappelle on the 9th of October 1917.

The 22nd Brigade attacked a line north of Reutel, running from a point south of Jolting Houses to a point north of Judge Cottage. Three Battalions were involved in this attack. The 2/1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company attacked on the left flank of the Brigade and the 2nd Royal Warwickshire’s on the right. The 9th Devon’s were placed in reserve.

At 5.20 a.m. the Brigade advanced and the Honourable Artillery Company was able to capture Reutel. Some men reached the objective, but due to the heavy loss of officers, no messages could be send to the rear. The cemetery east of the village was captured, but Juniper Cottage could not be reached due to German machine-gun fire. Patrol reports at noon mention that soldiers of the Company were seen near Juniper Cottage, the Cemetery and a pill box at near Jolting Houses (28.J.11.25.60.). During nightfall the Devon’s were able to capture Judge Copse and the line was consolidated.

Private Arthur Holland De Boeck, 19 years of age, was killed on that day. He was likely killed during the attack on Reutel. His grave was not recovered after the war and his name is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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Chris McCarthy, 'Passchendaele : The Day-by-Day' London: Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018, p. 118-119.
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Naval & Military Archive
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The Long, Long Trail
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