Arthur Naden

Arthur Naden

Arthur Naden


268212, Private, Arthur William Naden, 1/6th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, former number 2969.

Born in 1894 at Macclesfield, son of Joshua and Louisa Mowcroft (nee Russell) Naden of 61, Brown Street, Macclesfield. Arthur was employed by the Great Central and North Staffordshire Joint Railway Companies prior to enlisting in the army.

Arthur attested at Macclesfield into the local Territorial’s in October 1914. He was one of the fortunate survivors from the disastrous Dardinelles campaign, 09/08/1915, in which he took part in the landing at Suvla Bay. Here he contracted dysentery and was shipped back to hospital in Malta. He was later invalided back to England. On his recovery Arthur was transferred to the 6th Battalion and re-trained at Oswestry. On Christmas Day 1916, he was drafted to France. On the 6 August 1917, Arthur suffered severe wounds to his body and he was evacuated back to England, to the Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, he died of his wounds Sunday 25 November 1917 aged 23 years.

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

Private, Arthur, William Naden is buried at Macclesfield Cemetery, Cheshire.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – C3014

Also refer to

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