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William Hugh Duncan Arthur   BIOGRAPHY

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Menin Road, Ypres
Framed (ref: 5907)
Charcoal and pencil on paper
4 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (11.5 x 21 cm)

 


This very detailed panoramic view from the British trenches is very close  in composition  to Charles Sims' painting 'The Old German Front Line, Arras, 1916' (The Edwardians, Fine Art Society Catalogue 2011, p.69).   

2nd Lieutenant WILLIAM HUGH DUNCAN ARTHUR, born 1892.  9th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.  Formerly served as 35602 Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps.  Duncan Arthur was the son of Allan and Jane Arthur, of Wellington, Shropshire.  Allan was a confectioner and Duncan was listed as a student surveyor in the 1911 Census.

We are grateful to Judith Cohen for assistance.



William Hugh Duncan Arthur

2nd Lieutenant WILLIAM HUGH DUNCAN ARTHUR, 9th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly served as 35602 Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps. "23rd Division Rest Camp"

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