Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
23 Jul 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Sapper Arthur Page, 524547, 228th Field Company Royal Engineers, died on July 23rd, 1917, from multiple shell wounds to the head received in Belgium. The 31-year-old had been taken to the No 10 Casualty Clearing station.
Arthur Page and his wife Fanny Elizabeth came to Luton soon after their marriage at Abbotsley, near St Neots, on April 1st, 1907. Arthur was a parcels van man for the Midland Railway in Luton for eight or nine years before joining up.
Mrs Page was visiting relatives with her five children - Vera May (born January 1908), Mabel Elizabeth (August 1909), Arthur Sidney (July 1911), Stanley James (October 1913) and Jack (December 1915) - when news of her husband's death arrived. She was probably staying with family in St Neots, to where she returned to make her home immediately after losing Arthur.
In Luton the family had lived in Dudley Street and then moved to 5 Boyle Street before Arthur joined up in May 1916. He is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour and the war memorial in the churchyard at Abbotsley, Huntingdonshire - his native village.