1st Signal Company, Royal Engineers (British Army)
26/09/1914 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.