Arthur Cartwright lived at 11 Worcester Street with Alice, his wife, and one child. He was employed as a driver by Mr Hughes of the Star Hotel. He volunteered in late 1915 and enlisted in the Worcesters. He was posted to the 10th Battalion in the 19th Division which saw some hard fighting on the Somme in 1916, both in July at La Boisselle and in October at Grandcourt. In 1917 they were involved in the capture of the Messines Ridge in June and on the first day of Third Ypres. After relief the Worcesters returned for the battle of the Menin Road starting on the 20th September. They attacked near Hollebeke, made some ground but lost many men. Their next attack was near Bulgar Wood and they were able to reach the Bassevillebeek. While in this position on the 10th October Private Arthur Cartwright was seriously wounded by shell fire and sent back to a Casualty Clearing Station near Poperinghe. Here he died of wounds the next day. He was 37 years of age and is buried in Mendighem Military Cemetery (VI E 11) and commemorated on the Stourbridge and St. Thomas's church Memorials.
Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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