Liverpool Pal

Liverpool Pal

Arthur served in France where he was wounded. He was sent back to England to recover. Returned to France thereafter and was killed in action.

Arthur Cecil James Edmunds enlisted in 18th King’s Liverpool Regiment on 03-09-1914. He served in France and on 01-07-1916 took part in the battle for Montauban. The following day whilst in the remains of the village he was caught in machine gun fire and was hit by three bullets in the hand and foot. On 03-07-1916 he sailed on the hospital ship SS ‘Cambria’ to England. He was treated in various hospitals and then declared fit for action.

On 23-12-1916 he joined 13th King’s Regiment in France. He was in the battle for Arras and then moved slightly to the south of the City. On 12-12-1917 his trench was attacked by German infantry and he was shot. He was ferried to Number 11 hospital at Rouen where he died on 21-12-1917. He is buried in a CWGC grave at St Sever Cemetery Extension in Rouen.

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