SWARBRICK, Arthur  161068

Information from WO 363/S2918

[This man does not have a Medal Index Card no overseas service]

Swarbrick Arthur 161068 Gunner 6th Battery RFA

56, Emanuel Street, Preston
Trade: Master builder

Married: to Mary Livesey at Preston on 14th May 1910 - no children listed

Height: 5ft 6 inches
Chest: 38 inches - expansion 4 inches
Mole on sternum

Religion: Methodist [sic]
Age on enlistment: 30 years 3 months
Date of enlistment: 11-12-1915
Posted to A Reserve 12-12-1915

Casualty Form
General Service attested 11th December 1915
Posted to A Reserve 12th December 1915

First joined: 1st October 1916 at Preston

To No 2 Depot RFA - mobilised and posted 2-10-1916
To 8th Reserve Battery RFA - 3-10-1916
To 67th Divisional Artillery - Canterbury - posted 28-12-1917
To 1B Reserve Brigade - 24-5-1918
From 5th Reserve battery RFA - posted to dispersal area Heaton Park - 30-1-1919

Next of kin: Mary Swarbrick of 55, Emmanuel Street, Preston

2nd May 1918 Absent from Roll Call until 10.10pm [10 minutes] 3 days CB

To Class Z Reserve: 27th February 1919

Arthur seems to have spent his entire period of service on home territory - consequently he has no entry on the medal rolls as medals were only awarded to those men who saw active service abroad.

Arthur Swarbrick was born in 1886 in Preston, the second of six children born to William and Ellen [Shardley] Swarbrick. In 1911 he was living with his wife at 56, Emmanuel Street Preston and working as a bricklayer. By 1913 he was describing himself in the local street directory as a builder. After the war Arthur continued to work as a builder in Preston. He died in Preston in 1957. In 1924 Mr and Mrs Swarbrick of 55, Emmanuel Street, Preston, were listed as contributors to the fund for the Preston War Memorial.
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