Arthur Horace SPEDDING
Rank: Private
Number: 2731
Unit: 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 13 November 1916
Age: 23
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Arthur was the youngest son of Richard Joseph Spedding and Barbara Ann Spedding. The 1901 Census shows Richard to have been working as a commercial clerk, then aged 42. Barbara was 43. In 1916, Richard and Barbara were living at 11 Chelmsford Road, Edgeley and, before that, had lived at 184 Turncroft Lane, Stockport.

Arthur had been a member of the congregation of St Mary's Parish Church and an active worker with the Church Lads' Brigade. He worked for Messrs Beyer, Peacock Ltd at their Gorton railway locomotive building works and enlisted in the army, at Stockport, around mid autumn of 1914. He was killed in an attack described here. Arthur's body was never found and identified and he is commemorated on the nearby Memorial to the Missing

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