Arthur James Mitchell
2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment
Killed In Action - 20th October 1914
James Craig the husband of Rose Ellen was also to enlist in the months that followed; he arrived in France on 31st August 1914 with the 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders.
It is also noted how immensely outnumbered the B.E.F was on those 48 hours of attack. The registers and rolls of the men were lost when the battalion headquarters was shelled so it is difficult to state exactly how many men suffered during those two days but the numbers are estimated in the regimental history as -
Arthurs parents Lucy and William saw a great deal of sadness in their lives, William died in 1929 Lucy in 1932.
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With thanks to -
Members of the WW1 Forum for all their expert advise when I have needed it http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/
Mike Briggs for the pages of the Regimental History of the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
Reference and further reading -
2nd Battalion War Diaries http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/war-diaries-ww1.htm
Newspaper articles - Derbyshire Times