ForenameJohn Arden
Army No
Battalion3/8th & 1/7th
Date Of Wounds1917-10-09
WoundsChest wound from a shell splinter at Passchendaele Ridge
Died Killed1917-10-13
Death DetailsDied of wounds. Belgium.
Enlisted DateNot set
Enlisted Location
Date Of Birth1898-05-20
Birth Place
ResidenceGreat Malvern
DischargedNot set
Theatre Of WarFrance
Date Of Entry1917-07-26
Z Class
Surname Spellings
Other InfoHe was the younger son of Harry Arbuthnot Acworth of Great Malvern, and Anna Mary Godby Acworth of "The Palms," Orchard Road, Great Malvern. He was educated at Twyford School, Hants, Winchester College and Magdalen College, Oxford. Died aged 19, he was wounded in the chest by a shell splinter at Passchendaele on 9th October 1917. He was taken to a Field Ambulance Unit and a dressing station, and then to No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station (Dozinghem) at Westvleteren. However, a few days later gas gangrene developed in the wound and he died in hospital on 13th October 1917 of his wounds. He is buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium - grave Ref: XII.H.20.


3/8th Worcestershire Regiment - Second Lieutenant
1/7th Worcestershire Regiment - Second Lieutenant

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The British War Medal
The Allied Victory Medal

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