Regiment : 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry
Service number : 37941
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 29th March 1918 aged 21
Buried : Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France, Bay 4.
Relatives : Son of Daniel Arthur Neems, of Spetchley, Worcester, and the late Rose Mary Neems
Memorial : Shrawley St Mary's Church
Also appears on : Holt St Martin's Church
Credits : Parish magazine researched by Eve Fraser.
Additional information on the memorial: Pte Somerset L.I.
Appears on the Roll of Honour in Shrawley Parish Magazine, December 1916 – has joined the Worcester Yeomanry.
United Parish Magazine, Shrawley:
War News – We offer our deepest sympathy to Mr and Mrs Neems
United Parish Magazine, Holt:
We record with much sorrow the death of Arthur Neems in action on Good Friday. He was killed instantaneously – a little relief to his relations. Private Hadland has died from wounds. George Williams is reported to be a prisoner of war in German hands. On the other hand WJ Wharton has received a military medal for gallant conduct.
Arthur Neems has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Arras Memorial.