Arthur Eric Townsend (6C34)

Date of Birth: 3 Nov 1895
Date of Death: ka Feb 1917
Generation: 8th
Residence: Unknown
Father: Doctor Francis Edward Townsend [6C16]
Mother: Steavenson, Annette Theresa
Spouse: Unmarried
Issue: None
See Also: Table VIC ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Arthur Eric Townsend

Like his brother Francis Edward Steavenson Townsend [6C33], Arthur was commissioned into the 5th Battalion the Durham Light Infantry on 11 February 1915 (1); previously he served as a Trooper with the East Riding Yeomanry. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 29 November 1916 (2) and was killed in action whilst flying.

There is a DLI memorial to him and his brother, Francis, in Christ Church, Eston, Cleveland (Grid ref NZ550190).

(1) London Gazette 29064 page 1414 dated 9 February 1915.

(2) London Gazette 29881 page 12638 dated 26 December 1916.