Arthur John Haskell

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.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Born:1883
Where Born:Plympton St. Mary
Address:Resident in Modbury
Marital Status:
OccupationFarm Labourer
Next of Kin:Eldest of 4 four sons of William Henry Haskell (farmer) and Ann Grace Haskell. Parents ran the California Inn.
Remarks:
SERVICE INFORMATION
Service:Army
Enlisted:Newton Abbot
Service Number:26123
RankPrivate
Unit8th Bn Prince Albert's Somerset Light infantry
Died On:28th April 1917
Aged:35
Where:
Where Buried:
Memorial:Arras Memorial Bay 4
RemarksFormerly of the Royal Field Artillery