Arthur Stanley Bamforth (c.1889-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BAMFORTH, ARTHUR STANLEY. Gunner. No 293646. 136th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs Frank Bamforth, Manse Side, Marsden. Employed as principal assistant at Marsden Gasworks. Attended Marsden Congregational Church. Was secretary of the Marsden Liberal Club and a playing member of the Marsden Cricket Club. Enlisted October 1915. Had been in France over two and a half years. Died from pleurisy following an attack of gas poisoning, received from an enemy gas shell a fortnight before, at the 72nd General Hospital, Trouville, 14.11.1918. His parents received a telegram from the hospital informing them of his critical condition and intimating that, if they desired, passes would be prepared for them to go to France to see their son. They at once left Marsden, arriving in London the following morning. Whilst awaiting instructions a further telegram arrived to say that their son had died, whereupon the parents immediately returned home. Buried in TOURGEVILLE MILITARY CEMETERY, aged 29 years. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row A, Grave 18.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; Marsden Liberal Club.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission