Arthur Dakin

Arthur Dakin

Arthur Dakin


1311, Private, Arthur Dakin, 1/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born in 1894 at Hurdsfield, Macclesfield, son of Samuel and Emma, (nee, Lewis) Dakin, of, 26, Garden Street, Macclesfield.
Prior to his enlistment in the army, Arthur was working as a weaver at Lower Heyes Mill, Macclesfield.

Arthur attested at Macclesfield into the 7th Cheshire’s, later to be attached to the 1/5th. Flanders was his theatre of war, entering there, 4 May 1915, he was shot in the head by a German sniper whilst fighting at the Ypres Salient, Tuesday, 8 June 1915, he was aged 20 years, just a few weeks short of his 21st birthday.

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Private, Arthur Dakin is buried at Spoilbank Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – I. F. 1

Also Refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
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