CARTWRIGHT Arthur Samuel
Regiment : 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 23826
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 11th October 1917 aged 37
Buried : Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave VI. E. 11.
Relatives : Son of Emily Cartwright; husband of Alice Cartwright, 11 Worcester St., Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Memorial : Stourbridge War Memorial
Also appears on : Stourbridge St Thomas's Church. Possibly on Lye Christ Church Window. Possibly on Lye and Wollescote War Memorial.
Credits : Researched by The Black Country Society.
Arthur Cartwright lived at 11 Worcester Street with Alice, his wife, and one child. He was employed as a driver by Mr Hughes of the Star Hotel. He volunteered in late 1915 and enlisted in the Worcesters. Arthur was posted to the 10th Battalion in the 19th Division which saw some hard fighting on the Somme in 1916, both in July at La Boisselle and in October at Grandcourt. In 1917 they were involved in the capture of the Messines Ridge in June and on the first day of Third Ypres. After relief the Worcesters returned for the battle of the Menin Road starting on the 20th September. They attacked near Hollebeke, made some ground but lost many men. Their next attack was near Bulgar Wood and they were able to reach the Bassevillebeek. While in this position on the 10th October Private Arthur Cartwright was seriously wounded by shell fire and sent back to a Casualty Clearing Station near Poperinghe. Here he died of wounds the next day.