Awaiting Commemoration – L/Cpl 55044 Arthur Cole, 22nd Manchesters. Died from TB 19/01/1920

L/Cpl Cole (Baptised 8/12/1895) had enlisted in the Northants Yeomanry, 1489, on 16/11/1914.  He disembarked with BEF on 12/11/1917 and was posted to 21st Bttn on 16/11/1917.  Appointed L/Cpl on 6/2/1918, Arthur was transferred to 22nd Bttn on 25/9/1918.  He was wounded on 27/10/1918.

Arthur returned Home on 1/2/1919 and was discharged with SWB and Pension on 28/2/1919.  Arthur had been admitted to Duston War Hosp in Northampton on 4/1/1919. The pension related to Pul. TB attributable to service.

Arthur died from Phthisis and pneumothorax memingitis on 19/1/1920, aged 24.   Reg Q1 Wellingborough 3d/1920.  He is buried in Plot E.224 at Doddington Road Cemetery, Wellingborough.

He left a Dependent’s Pension to his Uncle James of 18 Regent St, Wellingborough, where Arthur had died.  His Father John lived at 30 Winstanley St, Wellingborough and received a pension for his 2nd son, Frank KIA on 26/9/1918.

IFCP have applied commemoration.

Not Forgotten 100 years after his death.

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