Rank: Private
Number: 265088
Unit: 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 31 July 1917
Age: 22
Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium

Little is known about Arthur's early life other than he had been born within the parish of St Mary's C of E Church, Stockport. The 1901 Census records Arthur and another 32 people named Markland, living in Stockport. It cannot be determined which of these were his immediate family, although his next of kin, recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, is his sister, Annie. In the early 1920s, when the Commission collated its casualty information, she was living at 10 Christie Street, Hempshire Lane, Stockport.

Arthur's original service number, 1167, indicates he was a pre-war member of the Territorials and would have been mobilised when War was declared in August 1914. An summary of the Battalion's early months of service is here. He was killed in a major attack on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele

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