Private Arthur John Hicks Woodyatt (241540)

4th Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 88th Brigade, 29th Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: St Peter Cowleigh,

Burial/Commemoration: Longuenesse

Nature of Death: Died of wounds France 27/8/1918

Age: 24

Next of Kin: Son of Annie Harding of 4 Chaleureux Villas, Belmont Road, Lower Newtown

Education: West Malvern School and Cowleigh Mixed School

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Arthur Woodyatt was born in West Malvern. He joined the 8th Worcestershire Regiment, probably under hte Derby Scheme and served with the 1/8th Battalion in France.He was wounded and sent back to England on the 4/9/16. On his recovery he was posted to the 14th Battalion, a pioneer unit in the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. At some point, possibly due to further wounds he was posted to the 4th Battalion and it was with them that he was mortally wounded and died at St Omer. His death was reported in the Malvern News in October 1918.

Malvern News 5/10/18

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