Worcestershire. 01 April 1917

Arthur Fellows lived at 67 Heath Street, Stourbridge, with his parents who were keen members of St. John's church. He was educated at Stourbridge Grammar School from 1903 to 1907 and at Wolverhampton Grammar School from 1907 to 1911. He was then articled to Tildesley and Harris, solicitors, of Bilston. While completing his examinations in London he volunteered for the University of London O.T.C. and was commissioned to the 1/7th Worcesters in August 1916. Early in 1917 the German forces withdrew from the Somme to the Hindenburg Line and the Worcesters in the 46th (South Midland) Division were given the task of following up their retreat towards the Hindenburg Line. They advanced from Peronne towards the strongly held village of Epehy and on 1st April at 2 a.m. they moved silently into the village to surprise its defenders. It was quickly taken, although casualties were suffered. Second Lieutenant Arthur Fellows was killed leading an attack at the head of his platoon and died instantly. A letter from a fellow officer said that he was given a proper burial with a cross. He was later re-buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery (3 A 9) and commemorated on the Stourbridge, St. John's church and King Edward VI College Memorials. His parents erected a fine memorial window at St. John's.

Commemorated at:

Stourbridge St. John Memorial

Stourbridge St. John Memorial

Saint John's Church, Stourbridge, West Midlands

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