Sergeant Arthur William Groves

Rank or Title

Date of Death

6 Aug 1917

Service Number


Place of Birth


World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Derry House Cemetery No. 2

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Sgt Arthur William Groves, 9643, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in Belgium on August 6th, 1917. He is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour but may not have had much association with the town as no local address is recorded for him.

His death also appears to have gone unrecorded in the Luton Press, but his step-father was born in the town and members of his family lived here after the war.

As Arthur Groves was born in Bareilly, Northern India, into what was probably a military family, little is revealed about him in Census and other records. In 1911, step-father Colour Sergeant Frederick Bent, mother Margaret and other members of Arthur's family were in barracks in the Caribbean. Arthur was not listed among them.

Author: Deejaya

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