Arthur Eric CHESHIRE

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CHESHIRE, Arthur Eric

Service Number: 1079
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Canterbury, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne Continuation High School, Model School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in action, Fromelles, France, 19 July 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Grave I. K. 47. INSCRIPTION BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Camberwell War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

10 Nov 1915: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 1079, 29th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 1079, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Originally interred in  Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend George Cranston, 20 July 1916 but later removed to Rue-Petillon, Fleurbaix near Fromelles.

Forty nine identified Australians who died on 19th July, and 62 who died on 20th July 1916, all at Fromelles, are buried in Rue-Petillon. 

He was killed instantly by a shell.

He was 21 and the son  of Thomas James and Eliza Cheshire, of 35, Highfield Rd., Canterbury, Victoria, Australia.