Lance Corporal Arthur WILLIAMSON
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Lance Corporal Arthur WILLIAMSON. 1298
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Lance Corporal Arthur WILLIAMSON

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Lance Corporal Arthur WILLIAMSON. 1298

The following information on Lance Corporal Arthur Williamson has been provided by Simon Williamson (<>). Simon has kindly given permission for this website to use the photograph, though retaining copyright on the photo.

L/Cpl Arthur Williamson – no. 1298. “C” Coy 5th Bn Yorkshire Regiment
Born 16th February 1896 in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Died 15th June 1975.

Reply to a letter in the Beverley Guardian newspaper

Mrs Johnson, of School Lane, Walkergate, Beverley, has received the following letter from the front:
Dear Friends, - It gave me great pleasure to read your letter of thanks in the “Beverley Guardian” last week. I am sure it ple……… me very much to think I had been the p………………. of doing such a thing for a comrade, for …………. is no saying what would have happened to him if we could not have got him to the dressing station. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” and we both risked our lives, but thank God we were spared, and I sincerely, hope your son will soon be quite well again and that we shall all live to see each other back in the dear old town. Hoping you are both in the best of health, I remain, Yours truly, -

1298 Plc. A Williamson 5th Yorks

(For a full account of this action – see Baptism of Fire, pages 143-145).
Robert and Arthur Williamson had three other brothers who also served in the army and are as follows:
John William (Billy) Williamson – served with the 3rd Hussars and then later with the Royal Engineers, Charles Williamson with the York and Lancaster regiment, but was killed in 1907 and Tom Williamson who also served with the York and Lancaster regiment.

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