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At least two of the sons of William and Jane Maria Bevon of Bilston contributed to the war effort. Albert was born in Wolverhampton in 1878, and Arthur Percy was born on 27 June 1879.  In 1901, the family were living in West Bromwich, with siblings Martha E., Jane G., Lily and Ernest, but Albert was not living with them by then. Arthur was working as a printer’s clerk. They were still living in West Bromwich in 1911

In 1906, Albert married Julia Florence Martin in Alcester, and they were living at 41 Manlove Street, Wolverhampton, by 1911. Albert was working as a clerk for a house furnisher’s.

On 11 December 1915, Arthur enlisted in the North Midlands division of the Royal Field Artillery (number 130783), and transferred to the 1st/4th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment (number 27198) in June 1916. He was reported wounded and missing on 30 March 1918, and it was later found out that he had been taken prisoner of war. It was later reported that he died from a chronic cardiac defect in a prisoner of war hospital on 4 July 1918. He is buried at Hautmont Communal Cemetery.

Albert does not appear to have enlisted for military service, possibly because of his age. However, he did serve as a special constable locally in Wolverhampton during the war. He died in Birmingham in 1946.

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