Arthur Doo was the son of James and Letitia Doo of Netherton. He enlisted in the artillery and went to the Royal Garrison Artillery (Cornwall TF) and served in the 99th Siege Battery. This unit went to the Western Front in May 1916 and was probably attached to XI Corps. They suffered seriously at Fromelles in July 1916 and were not in the front line again until November 1917 when they were sent to the Italian front. They returned rapidly in March 1918 to counter the German Spring offensives and fought in the battle of the Lys. They were forced back past the Kemmelberg and as far as the Scherpenberg, but eventually the German advance was halted. Among those killed in the final stages on the 1st May was Gunner Arthur Doo who is buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes (II A 4) and commemorated on the Netherton and Dudley Memorials.
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