Arthur Birch

Arthur Birch

Personal Details

Arthur Rice Birch was born in Newport, Shropshire on 13 July 1893, the eldest son of Thomas and Martha Birch of 25 Bishop Street, Cherry Orchard, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The 1911 Census shows him as a railway clerk, working for the London and North Western Railway.

Arthur enlisted on 24th September 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec, Canada.

Military History

Regiment : 6th (Reserve) Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rank : Corporal
Service Number : 15059

Died of illness (diabetes); United Kingdom 1st January 1915 Aged 26

Medals and Awards

Arthur only served in England and was therefore not awarded any war medals.

Further Information

Will of Arthur Rice Birch

Birch, Arthur Rice of 25 Bishop-street Shrewsbury bank clerk died 1 January 1915 Administration Shrewsbury 26 March to Thomas Birch railway clerk. Effects £225 19s. 6d.

Taken from Forces War Records

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