Hall, Arthur Rowland

Age: 24
Date of birth: 1893 (Q2)

Parents: William and Sarah Hall
Address: 26 Guy Street

Occupation: Oufitters assistant

Arthur Rowland was born between April and June 1893 and baptised on 11th June 1893 at St. Nicholas Church. He was the fourth of five children born to William, a wheelwright from Daventry and Sarah who was born in Fringford, Oxfordshire. All five children were born in Warwick.

At the time of the 1901 census, the family was living at 15 Guy Street, Warwick and in the 1911 census they were living at No. 26. Arthur appears in the 1911 census under his second name, Rowland. His older brothers, Percival William (23) and Leslie (20) were working as a ‘relieving officer’s assistant’ and an architect’s clerk and his older sister Elsie (21) was working from home as a milliner on her own account. Arthur Rowland (17) was working as an outfitter’s assistant. The youngest son, Reginald James, aged 13, was still at school.

Warwick Advertiser 27th October 1917

Warwick Advertiser entry

Here is the Roll of Honour entry that appeared on the same day:

Warwick Advertiser 27th October 1917

Arthur’s brother Reginald also fought in the war in the near east with the Oxfordshire And Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.  He joined up in November 1915 and was discharged in May 1919. He died in Warwick in 1923 aged 24.



Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 203029
Regiment/Service: 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 143rd Brigade, 48th Division
Date of death: Thursday, October 04, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of Broodseinde
Commemorated/Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church

Arthur enlisted in the Warwickshire Yeomanry in March 1916 and transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in November 1916. He was sent to the front in December 1916


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office
  • Memorial photograph courtesy of David Oliver

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