Arthur Eric Townsend (6C34)
|Date of Birth:||3 Nov 1895|
|Date of Death:||ka Feb 1917|
|Father:||Doctor Francis Edward Townsend [6C16]|
|Mother:||Steavenson, Annette Theresa|
|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.