Arthur William Rothery (c.1871-1916)

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:

ROTHERY, ARTHUR WILLIAM. Sub Conductor. No 05350. 21st Company, Army Ordnance Corps. Born Huddersfield. Son of Edwin and Sophia Rothery, Wood Cottage, Farnley Tyas. Employed as head store-keeper at Storths Hall Asylum since the opening of the institution in 1903. Was a member of the Farnley Tyas Urban District Council. Held the position of secretary to the Farnley Tyas Bowling Club. Had served 11 years with the Royal Garrison Artillery. Saw active service with the B.E.F. in Crete in No 4 Mountain Battery, Royal Artillery. On the outbreak of the South African War he served with the same Battery but was later transferred to Vickers Maxim guns. In March, 1915, he rejoined the Colours from the Reserve. Had suffered from an internal complaint and died following an operation at Lahore Military Hospital, Calais, on 7.1.1916, aged 44 years. Buried CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot B, Row 2, Grave 5.
ROH:- Farnley Tyas War Memorial; Thurstonland War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Army Ordnance Corps
  • died: Friday, January 7, 1916
  • age: 44 years
  • record ID: 471361