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Arthur Brewerton was born in Coventry in 1898, the son of Robert and Alice Brewerton. By 1911, the family had moved to 22 Moor Street South, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, and Arthur and his parents were joined by his brothers Albert William, Harry James and Leslie John, as well as his uncles Joseph Brewerton and Arthur Arnold.

Arthur became a Sergeant in the 1st/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (service number 2153), but was killed in action on 1 July 1916. Initially he was believed to have just been wounded, but it was confirmed in the Express & Star on 11 January 1917 that he had now been reported as killed. He is commemorated on the St Phillip’s Memorial in Penn, as well as on the Thiepval Memorial.