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Arthur was born in Bushbury in 1887, the son of Arthur B. and Annie Frost. In 1891, the family were living in Wood Street, Wednesfield, and had moved to Shrewsbury by 1901, and Barrow in Furness by 1911. There, Arthur was a typecaster with a newspaper and general printing firm.

On 14 December 1915, Arthur enlisted with the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (number 49651), transferring to the 11th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (number 112943) in October 1918. He was living in Ulverston by this date, and he was a monotype caster. Arthur served in France, but was wounded and died on 5 November 1918. He had written a will on 1 November 1918, which gave everything he had to his fiancee, Miss Ada Wood. Curiously, although his service records confirm his death from wounds, and he appears in the “Soldiers Died” database, I have been unable to find him on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site.