Arthur William Scorey

Date of birth:          1892
Place of birth:        Southampton
Service No:             10012
Rank:                         Private
Regiment:                Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                 1st
Died:                          1st July 1916
Death location:      France

Family life
Arthur William Scorey, the son of Arthur John and Annie Scorey, was born in 1892.  In 1911 the family were living at 14 Northcote Road, Southampton.  At this time Arthur John and Jane had 2 sons Arthur William and Tom then aged 16, and a daughter Agnes aged 14.  Arthur, aged 19 in 1911, was working as a house painter.

Military life
Arthur joined the Hampshire Regiment as a Private in the 1st Battalion on 5th August 1915.

He was killed on 1st July 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 7C and 7B).  Medal records show he was awarded the Victory Medal, British Medal and 15 Star.  At the time of his death his parents were living at 1 Northcote Road, Southampton.

The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing (designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens) was opened on 31st July 1932 by the Prince of Wales and remains to the present day the largest British war memorial in the world.  The memorial contains the names of 73,357 British and South African men who have no known grave and fell on the Somme between July 1916 and March 1918.

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