BURN, Arthur Roland A R
Durham Light Infantry, 14th Bn. attd. 6th Bn.
Son of Thomas and Sarah Burn.
26th Mar 1918
Killed in Action
On the day of his death Arthur had been asked to help stem a German advance. In the retreat towards a shallow trench he was heard to say "I've got one (been shot),can you do anything for me?" In a letter to his mother Captain Cardew wrote that Arthur died almost immediately, without pain, and about how 'his conduct that day was magnificent, and I could only wish that he had come through it to receive the honour he deserves'.
2nd Lieutenant Burn killed in action 27.03.1918 - DLI
Arthur had enlisted directly upon leaving the North East Counties School. He was described as being thoroughly reliable and capable of leading his men anywhere.