Arthur Thomas Shoesmith (1876-1917)

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:

SHOESMITH, ARTHUR THOMAS, DCM. Private. No SS/21505. 28th Lines of Communication Company, Army Service Corps. Born Bolton, Lancashire, 1876. Son of John and Mary Shoesmith of Huddersfield. Husband of Amy Shoesmith, 62 Commercial Street, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a firer at the Destructor Works by Huddersfield Corporation. Had served in the South African War, where he was awarded the DCM. As a Reservist was called up at the outbreak of the war. Served on the Western Front before going to Salonica in 1917. Died from dysentery in Salonika on 30.8.1917, aged 41 years. Buried SALONIKA ANGLO-FRENCH MILITARY CEMETERY, LEMBET ROAD. Grave location:- No 1161.
ROH:- Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Army Service Corps
  • died: Thursday, August 30, 1917
  • age: 41 years
  • record ID: 625509