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Arthur Charles Day was born in Wolverhampton in 1891, the son of Charles and Fanny Day. In 1901 they were living in North Street, Wednesfield, together with Arthur’s sister Emma and a visitor, Edward Mason. Arthur married May Robinson in 1916, but they do not appear to have had any children. Their home address became 73, Nine Elms Lane, Park Village.

Arthur enlisted as a Gunner with the 23rd Division Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery (number 204970). He died on 8 November 1918 in Italy at the age of 27. As well as being commemorated at the Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa, he also appears on the memorial for Mander Brothers, so presumably he worked for this paintworks at some point. He also appears on the Wednesfield village roll of honour.