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681837 DVR. A. LUND.  R.F.A.


I have little biographical information about Arthur Lund.  We know from SDGW that he was born in Colne and enlisted in Liverpool.  From the records of Soldiers’ Effects we know his next of kin was his sister, Norah.  When he enlisted he was first assigned service number 4581, which was later changed to 681837, and this suggests he enlisted with men who served in “D” Battery of 276 Brigade (who were recruited in Liverpool) but his medal records don’t show a date of arrival in a war theatre, so he didn’t land with them in September 1915.  In fact, from CWGC we know that when he was killed he was assigned to 80th Battery of 15th Brigade.  15Bde was attached to 5th Division who were engaged in the Arras offensive in 1917, from 9 April to 16 May, at Vimy Ridge (9-14 April), La Coulotte (23 April) and the Third Battle of the Scarpe (3-4 May) including the capture of Oppy Wood (28 June).  Arthur was killed in action in the period between these last two phases of the battle, on 11 May 1917.  His body was not recovered.


Rank:  Driver

Service No:  681837

Date of Death:  11/05/1917

Regiment/Service:  Royal Field Artillery, “80” Bty, 15th Bde.

Memorial Reference:   Bay 1.


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