It was reported in the Leicester Daily Post on 31/8/1917 that Arthur was Killed in Action on
16/8/1917 aged 21. He was formerly a member of the Clarendon Park Adult School F.C. Before enlisting he worked at Messers R C Allen’s, Oxford Street. Two other brothers are serving in France.
He died on the same day as Victor Bosworth also on this memorial, both of them are remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, in Belgium.
The Bree family were originally from Northampton, the three names on the war memorial were the sons of Harry Bree from Daventry and Eliza Sabin from Long Buckby. The couple had married in 1878 in Market Harborough, later moving to Lutterworth and finally settling in Avenue Road Extension, in Knighton.
In 1901 they were living at 266 Avenue Road Extension, Harry was working as a Railway Cattle Porter and had five children. Their oldest daughter, Emma born in 1878 was working as a Laundress and their oldest son, Ernest was working as a Railway Dray Boy. Also living with them were three younger boys, Harold, born 1893, Arthur, born 1896 and Oliver born 1899. By 1911 the family had moved to 252 Avenue Road Extension, Harold aged 18 was working as a Butchers Assistant and Arthur aged 15 was a Railway Porter, also two more daughters had been born, Doris in 1905 and Ivy in 1907.