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23831   Pioneer Richard James Arthur
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Signal Company, Royal Engineers (British Army)
Died: 26/09/1914 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
Richard James Arthur was born in Lismore in County, Tyrone. Private Richard James Arthur served with the Royal Engineers. Pioneer Richard James Arthur was serving with the 1st Signal Company of the Royal Engineers when he was killed in action on Saturday 26th September 1914. He was posthumously mentioned in dispatches on 20th October 1914.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bourg-et-Comin Communal Cemetery
  Laon, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave 4
CWGC Casualty 323576
Summary      
Bourg-et-Comin is a commune 24 kilometres south of Laon. It can be reached from the direction of Laon on the D967. On arriving in the village the first exit at the roundabout must be taken, the D925 in the direction of Soissons. Shortly after taking this road it is necessary to take a small left turn, followed shortly by a further left turn. At this point the entrance to the cemetery can be seen. When approaching the cemetery from the D925 the above directions apply. The Communal Cemetery is located in the centre of the town, and the Commonwealth War Graves Plot is positioned in the centre of the cemetery. There is no restricted access to the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 Brantry Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Aughnacloy
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 IN Memory website Photo of Richard Arthur's headstone / plot
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Richard James Arthur
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here 2
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here - MID 2
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here 1
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here - MID
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Richard Arthur's headstone can be purchased here.
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021