Arthur Haskell was born in 1883 in Plympton St Mary, the eldest of four sons of William and Ann Haskell, who were farmers and landlord of the California Inn, Modbury. Arthur worked as a Farm Labourer.
He enlisted into the Army at Newton Abbot, initially in the Royal Field Artillery and then subsequently as a Private in the 8th Battalion Prince Albert’s Somerset Light infantry. He died, aged 34, on 28th April 1917. At the time his regiment was part of General Allenby’s 3rdArmy involved in the battle of Arleux, which was one of the many battles in the Arras offensive.
He has no known grave, but is listed on the Arras Memorial Bay 4. His niece lives in Modbury.
|Where Born:||Plympton St. Mary|
|Address:||Resident in Modbury|
|Next of Kin:||Eldest of 4 four sons of William Henry Haskell (farmer) and Ann Grace Haskell. Parents ran the California Inn.|
|Unit||8th Bn Prince Albert's Somerset Light infantry|
|Died On:||28th April 1917|
|Memorial:||Arras Memorial Bay 4|
|Remarks||Formerly of the Royal Field Artillery|