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11724 Pte. Arthur Rhodes

11724 Private Arthur Rhodes was born in1893 in Odd Rode. He was one of three children to Arthur and Emily Ann Rhodes (nee Wright), Arthur and Emily were married in All Saints Church, Church Lawton in 1890, their 1st child Ellen Rhodes born 1891 died 0 years, and their youngest son Wilmot born 1898 died 1913 age 15 years. Arthurís occupation like his father was a Labourer. In 1911 they lived at Scholar Green, Stoke-on-Trent.

Arthur enlisted in Tunstall in 1915, there are no service records for him, but from his Medal Index card we know he went to France on 25th August 1915 and was killed on the 13th November 1916 age 23 years, he is buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Northern France.

Medal Card