Luty, Arthur

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 39
Date of birth: 1877

Parents: Ernest and Julia Luty
Wife: Emily Luty
Address: 15 Theatre Street

Occupation: Worked at James W Glover & Sons, Saltisford

Arthur was born in Walsall in 1877. He was the third child and eldest son of 8 children, 5 girls and 3 boys. By the 1901 census his mother and father and his youngest sibling had moved to Leamington Spa and Arthur’s father Ernest was a furniture remover.

Arthur’s mother Julia died in 1905 aged 52.

According to the 1911 census Arthur was a sergeant and stationed in India with his wife Emily. They had a son William born in India in 1908.  They later had two more children.

Prior to the war, Arthur had served in the army for 17 years, 15 of which were spent in India

Emily died in Warwick in 1965 aged 85.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Sergeant, 8393
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales (Royal Berkshire Regiment)
Brigade/Division: 25th Brigade, 8th Division
Date of death: Saturday, November 11, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action at Hogs Back Trench
Commemorated/Buried: Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Awards: 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church

Prior to the war Arthur had served for 13 years in India and 2 years in France

In 1911 he was awarded the Dehli Durbar medal from the Adjutant General in India. The Delhi Durbar was an Indian imperial style mass assembly organised by the British at Coronation Park, Delhi, India, to mark the succession of an Emperor or Empress of India. Also known as the Imperial Durbar, it was held three times, in 1877, 1903, and 1911, at the height of the British Empire. The 1911 Durbar was the only one that a sovereign, George V, attended.


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