Arthur Sulch (1894-1915)

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Arthur Sulch

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

SULCH, ARTHUR. Private. No 2963. 'C' Company, 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 4 Honoria Street, Bradford Road, Huddersfield, 21.3.1894. Son of John and Alice Sulch, 107 Blackhouse Road, Fartown, Huddersfield. Educated at Hillhouse Council School, Huddersfield Boys College and the Higher Grade School. Employed as an electrical engineer by Messrs T. Broadbent and Sons Limited, Central Ironworks, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 5.9.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed by shellfire on 18.9.1915, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His parents received a letter from Private Frank Schofield (who later died as a Prisoner of War on 1.4.1918, q.v.), who wrote, 'It is with great regret that I write these few lines, but it is on behalf of myself and my fellow comrades that I do it. Last night Arthur and myself had just had tea when the Germans started shelling us very heavily and we went to take precautions. But hearing that two of our fellows were buried I made a dash to the spot and as I thought left Arthur in safety. But somehow he thought it was safer in the trench bottom. So he and two more fellows lay prone on the ground when all of a sudden a shot hit the dug-out front and I am sorry to say my dear old pal and schoolmate caught the whole concussion but I am glad to say he had no suffering as his very sad death took place instantenously. He died as he lived – a soldier and a gentleman.'
ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission