Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Pickup, Arthur - Private (235022)

Private Arthur Pickup
1st/4th Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Died of Wounds,
24th May 1917,
Age 27
Buried Duisans British Cemetery Etrun.

Newspaper Report:


Mr and Mrs. Henry Pickup of 111 Bury Road, Haslingden, were officially informed on Monday that their youngest son, Pte., Arthur Pickup, East Lancashire Regiment, had died at a casualty clearing station on May 24th 1917, from back and thigh wounds.
The deceased was 27 years of age, assisted his father in a greengrocery business, and was a sidesman at St. Andrew's Church Mission.
He joined up on March 6th 1916, and went to the front in July of the same year.  Trench fever sent him back to England last November, and after recovering in a Halifax hospital he returned to the front about the end of the year. 

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of our dear Son, Pte. Arthur Pickup, of the East Lancashire Regiment, who died of wounds on May 24th 1917, age 28 years.

"Bravely he went at England's call,
He took his task and did his best;
His duty done, though he did fall,
He was one of England's best."

From Father and Mother, 111, Bury Road, Haslingden.

"His heart was good, his spirit brave,
He slumbers now in a soldier's grave."

From his loving brother Harry (in France) and Sister in law Lizzie, 7 Bank Mill Street, Haslingden. 

"Like ivy on the withered oak,
When all things else decay,
My love for you will still keep green,
And never fade away."

Fondly remembered by Mary, of 4 Esk Bank, Langtown, and all at 7 Whitaker's Terrace, Haslingden. 

"For many years in friendship's chain,
We had been linked together;
But oh, that chain is broken now,
One link has gone for ever."

Ever remembered by Sarah and Dick (in France)