Arthur Stevenson

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: 6 July 1896 in Bunbury, Cheshire.

Family: He was the seventh of nine surviving children born to John Stevenson, a general farm labourer, and his wife Elizabeth (nee Thelwell). He married Mary Royle in 1924 in Nantwich, Cheshire; no children can be traced for the marriage.

Residence: In 1901 he was living at 12 Bunbury Heath, Bunbury; by 1911 he was a servant on Woodhey Hall Farm, Nantwich. When he was discharged from military service in 1916 his address was Woodhey Green, Faddiley, Nantwich. In 1939 he was living at 7 Brook Avenue, Shavington, Cheshire where he continued to live until the time of his death. 

Employment: In 1911 he was a general farm servant; in 1939 he was a roadman.

Died: 10 November 1949 in the Memorial Hospital, Crewe, Cheshire, aged 53.

Military Details

Regiment: King`s Shropshire Light Infantry 

Rank: Private

Service Number: 11850

Date of Enlistment: 3 September 1914

Date of Discharge: 22 May 1916

Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for service

Other Information: Arthur enlisted in Whitchurch, Shropshire. He had an accident when on leave in the UK resulting in hemiplegia which led to his discharge from the military.

Medals and Awards

Arthur was awarded the Silver War Badge (number 504741)

Silver War Badge

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.


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