Wilford, Arthur Lewis

Arthur Lewis 


1890 - 1915
Rank Private
Service no.1265
DiedOctober 13, 1915



Arthur Lewis

Arthur was born in 1890 in Leicester to Joseph Wilford, a boot manufacturer, and Elizabeth (nee Hubbard).
They had 6 children I know of-
Arthur Lewis 1890
Joseph Alan 1891
Florence Jane 1892
Blanche Lavinia 1894
Ethel Grace 1895
Elizabeth Doris 1899

In 1891 census the family lived at 112 Curzon St., Leicester. In 1901 census they were at 236 Syston Street.

There is no 1911 census for the family but we know Arthur was already in the army. He enlisted from 119 Moira Street, aged 19, and became Private 1265 1/4th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was Killed In Action on 13.10.1915, aged 25 and is on the Loos Memorial, France. His family were living at 22 Bakewell St.

Arthur’s photograph appears in-Illustrated Chronicle 8.12.1915 pg.17 Leicester Mercury 16.12.1915 pg.7 Daily Post 16.12.1915 pg.1