Private Arthur Williamson (1896-1975)

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Arthur was born in Beverley in Feb 1896, son of John and Annie Williamson.
In 1911 aged 15, he was employed as a printer's errand boy. In April 1912, aged 16, he enlisted in the Yorkshire Beverley Territorials as a Drummer Boy. He was mobilised in 1914 and embarked for France on 18 April 1915 serving with the 5th and 9th Battalions of the Yorkshire Regiment in France and Belgium throughout the war.
Arthur was awarded the British War and Victory Medals and the 15 Star and discharged and transferred to the Reserves on 3 March 1919.
In 1919, he joined the Lincolnshire Constabulary where he served for more than thirty years, attaining the rank of Inspector.
Arthur died in 1975.

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