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23831   Pioneer Richard James Arthur
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Signal Company, Royal Engineers (British Army)
Died: 26/09/1914 (Killed in Action)
Richard James Arthurs was enrolled with 1st Signal Company of the Royal Engineers. Pioneer Richard James Arthur died on 26th September 1914. He is buried in grave 4 at Bourg-et-Comin Communal Cemetery, France. There are only 11 CWGC graves in this cemetery. Dungannon War Memorial states his name as R J Arthurs.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bourg-et-Comin Communal Cemetery
  Laon, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave 4
CWGC Casualty 323576
Bourg-et-Comin is a commune 24 kilometres south of Laon. It can be reached from the direction of Laon on the D967. On arriving in the village the first exit at the roundabout must be taken, the D925 in the direction of Soissons. Shortly after taking this road it is necessary to take a small left turn, followed shortly by a further left turn. At this point the entrance to the cemetery can be seen. When approaching the cemetery from the D925 the above directions apply. The Communal Cemetery is located in the centre of the town, and the Commonwealth War Graves Plot is positioned in the centre of the cemetery. There is no restricted access to the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 IN Memory website Photo of Richard Arthur's headstone / plot
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Richard James Arthur
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Richard Arthur's headstone can be purchased here.
5 WW1 Cemeteries website Photo of Richard Arthur's headstone / plot
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020