Arthur Collins (Artie) LOVEDAY

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LOVEDAY, Arthur Collins

Service Numbers: 4777, Officer
Enlisted: 1 March 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fremantle, Western Australia, 1 January 1895
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Fremantle Boys State School, Western Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 12 August 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Grave III. E. 43. Personal Inscription A LIFE LAID DOWN HE BORE THE CROSS TO WEAR THE CROWN HE GAVE ALL
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Fremantle Municipality Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4777, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4777, 28th Infantry Battalion, Perth, Western Australia
17 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4777, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Fremantle
12 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 28th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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the details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published 2017, refer to pages 130 to 132 + 270. Prior to the war he was a clerk of Fremantle WA. He enlisted 1st March 1916 aged 18 years. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, but unfortunately he was wounded and died of those wounds 12th Aug 1918. Rest In Peace Lest We Forget

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Son of Mary and Arthur LOVEDAY of Victoria Road, East Fremantle

On the 11th August he showed great determination and leadershop in the advance, and his coolness throughout the operations greatly encouraged his men.  Whilst doing this he fell.

"LOVEDAY.- A tribute to the memory of our dear friend, Lieutenant A. (Arty) Loveday, who died of wounds on August 13, 1918. Inserted by his old pals, Frank, Barney and Pats.

LOVEDAY.- A tribute to the memory of Lieut. A. C. (Artie) Loveday, who died of wounds in France, August 13, 1918. Inserted by his old friends, Mr. and Mrs. J. Houlahan.

LOVEDAY.- A loving tribute to the memory of our dear friend, Lieutenant Arthur C. (Artie), Loveday, died of wounds (France). August 13, 1918. Inserted by his friends Mrs. B. E. Sibly, of Fremantle, and Signalman E. R. Sibly, Williamstown, Victoria.

LOVEDAY.- A tribute to the memory of our dear friend, Lieut. A. C. (Artie) Loveday, who died of wounds in France, August 13, 1918. Inserted by his comrades of W. Sendover and Co., Fremantle.

LOVEDAY.- On August 13, in France, Lieutenant Arthur Collins Loveday, died of wounds, darling son of Mary Loveday and the late Arthur Loveday, of Burleigh, Victoria-road, East Fremantle. Dearly loved.

LOVEDAY.- In loving memory of my dear and only brother, Lieutenant Arthur Collins Loveday (Arty), died of wounds, August 13, 1918. Inserted by his sorrowing brother, Wilf.

LOVEDAY.- In sad and loving memory of Lieutenant A. C. Loveday, died of wounds, August 13, 1918. Inserted by his sorrowing sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Jack.

LOVEDAY.- In cherished memory of our darling brother, Lieutenant Arthur Collins Loveday, who died of wounds, August 13; aged 23 years. So dearly loved and deeply mourned. Inserted by his loving sisters May and Mab.

LOVEDAY.- In fond and loving memory of Lieutenant A. C. Loveday (Arty), died of wounds, somewhere in France, August 13, 1918. Inserted by Mrs. Robinson and Fred.

LOVEDAY.- A loving tribute to the dear memory of my chum, Lieutenant A. C. Loveday (Artie), died of wounds (France), August 13. Father in Thy gracious keeping. Inserted by Lucy G., East Fremantle.

LOVEDAY.- A tribute to the memory of my mate, Lieut. A. C. Loveday, died of wounds August 13, 1918. Inserted by his mate, Private Max Loudon, 28th Battalion (on active service).

LOVEDAY.- In loving memory of Lieutenant A. E. (Artie) Loveday, who died of wounds in France, August 13, 1918. We mourn a hero. Inserted by R. A and J. M. McKay." - from the Perth Western Mail 20 Aug 1918 (nla.gov.au)

 

 

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was the son of Mary Loveday, of "Burleigh," Victoria Rd., Fremantle, Western Australia, and the late Arthur Loveday. His connection to Long Eaton is not known but he is honoured on the Long Eaton Roll of Honour now located on the South wall of the Council Chamber in the Town Hall, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 1HU, England. There is also a copy in St. Laurence Parish Church.