Arthur Edward Thomas Hook

Memorial: Compton Greenfield, All Saints Church Memorial Window

Regiment: The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private G/21170

Parents: Thomas and Esther Hook

Home address: Green Farm, Gaunts Earthcott, Almondsbury, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer

Date of birth: 1894

Place of birth: Bristol

Date of death: 28/09/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: No known burial site. Commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial Somme France and on Easter Compton and Compton Greenfield Memorials.

Age: 22

Further information:

Arthur was born in Bristol. He was an only child and in 1901 his father had died and he was living with his widowed mother, who was a nurse, at his Aunt Jane's house in Easter Compton. In 1911 he was living in and working as a labourer on a nearby farm.

Arthur enlisted initially with the Middlesex Regiment (27574) later transferring to the Queen's Regiment and mobilised to France with the 7th Battalion in July 1916 where they fought in the Battle of Albert. Just two months later, Arthur was presumed killed in action during the Battle of Thiepval Ridge (26–28 September 1916). The battle was part of the Battle of the Somme and a British victory that resulted in 12,500 allied casualties. Arthur's body was never found and the Thiepval Memorial where he is remembered, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and who have no known grave. On his death, Arthur left his effects to his Aunt Jane Lippiatt and two uncles.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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