Arthur Sidney Dagger

Arthur Sidney Dagger was born kingwood, Gloucestershire and he enlisted in the HCB giving his address as Kettering, Northants, his age was 23.  Arthur served as a Private in the Hunts Cyclist Battalions but, sadly, very little is known about his time with them.  He was allocated the HCB number of 1803.   What is known is that at some time, later in the war, he went overseas and then served in the 13 (Service) Bat. of the East Lancashire Regiment as 32575 a Private and also as Private Labour Corps [32557] as a Private and in the Lincolnshire Regiment as Private 29040.

He died in the 13th (Service) Bat. East Lancs. Regiment as a Private [32575] in that Unit on the 1 October 1918.


He was buried at London Rifle Brigade Cemetery,  Ploegstert, Comines - Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. [Grave No. I-E-2].

Many thanks to Tony Stubbs for going to the grave and taking the photo.

His birth was registered Jul-Aug-Sep Quarter of Registration:1891 in the District of Keynsham, Gloucestershire, Somerset - Reference 5c Page: 614.

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. Many thanks to the granddaughter of Arthur Sidney Dagger, Marian Wood, for confirming the details held in the database.

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