BURN, Arthur Roland A R

Service:
Army
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Unit:
Durham Light Infantry, 14th Bn. attd. 6th Bn.
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
Unknown
Home Address:
7 Montablo Terrace
Family Details:

Son of Thomas and Sarah Burn.

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Death:
26th Mar 1918
Place of Death
Unknown
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Burial:
Unknown
Obituary:

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'.

Teesdale Mercury-17/04/1918: News item: Death in Action

2nd Lieutenant Burn killed in action 27.03.1918 - DLI

Teesdale Mercury-26/03/1919: In memoriam

 

Notes:

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. 

Teesdale Mercury 05/08/1914

Teesdale Mercury-17/04/1918: Roll of Honour Notice

 

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