Arthur Jesse Lippiatt

Memorial: Compton Greenfield, All Saints Church Memorial Window

Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

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

Rank and number: Private 18718

Parents: Jesse and Caroline Lippiatt

Marital status: Single

Home address: Fern Cottage, East Compton, Nr Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Brick Worker

Date of birth: 1895

Place of birth: Almondsbury, Bristol

Date of death: 01/09/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Commemorated at Easter Compton and Compton Greenfield Memorials

Age: 21

Further information:

Arthur was born in Almondsbury, the son of a Brick Worker and the eldest of two children with an adopted younger sister.

Arthur served with the 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, his battalion mobilised to France in November 1915 and fought in various actions on the Western Front including the Battles of the Somme. Arthur was killed in action during the Battle of Passchendaele (the third battle of Ypres) which lasted from 31st July to 10th November 1917 and resulted in combined casualties estimated to be around 800,000 for both allies and Germans. The cemetery where Arthur is buried was used by infantry divisions fighting in the northern sectors of the Ypres Salient.

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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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