JAGGER Arthur

Arthur JAGGER

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WELLINGTON CEMETERY, RIEUX-EN-CAMBRESIS
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WELLINGTON CEMETERY, RIEUX-EN-CAMBRESIS

Arthur served in the 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) he was killed in action on 11th October 1918 and is buried at WELLINGTON CEMETERY, RIEUX-EN-CAMBRESIS (III. C. 1).

The UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 records that Arthur’s mother was called Alice.  In 1901 Alice Jagger and her family were living at 16 Jackson Hill.  1911 sees the family at 6 Ford Hill Queensbury, on the village roll the address is 13 Albion Street.

The family at the time of the 1911 census was mother Alice and her seven children, 4 boys and 3 girls, Arthur was the middle child and aged 25.

All four boys served in the Great War, sadly Arthur’s older brother Albert also lost his life (18th April 1918).  Unlike his brother the CWGC do not give any details for Arthur, he is recorded as A Jagger and only his unit and date of death are listed.

Arthur’s Battalion were involved in an attack east of Naves on 11th October, this action continued until the 13th October.  The Battalion casualties for Other Ranks were: killed 56, wounded 237, missing 9.