|He died of wounds 25th June 1917 in the Arras Offensive, begun in
April 1917, but it seems his body was lost as he is remembered on the Arras
Memorial Bay 7. It was often found that burials that received direct hits later
resulted in the loss of a body.
|The French handed over Arras to Commonwealth forces in the spring
of 1916 and the system of tunnels upon which the town is built were used and
developed in preparation for the major offensive planned for April 1917. The
Commonwealth section of the FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY was begun in March 1916,
behind the French military cemetery established earlier. It continued to be
used by field ambulances and fighting units until November 1918. The cemetery
was enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the
battlefields and from two smaller cemeteries in the vicinity. The cemetery
contains 2,651 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.