1914-18          Rayne War Memorial       1939-45
Private TF/242723
4th Bn., Middlesex Regiment
who died on Saturday, 12th October 1918.

War Graves
            Casualty_Details :       1746069
Personal Information
His parents were William and Kate who lived at Duck End Green in 1911.
Arthur was the oldest of four children, his siblings being Annie, Barnard and Victor.

Arthur was a farm labourer.

Arthur enlisted in Chelmsford.

Memorial: Grave
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Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras. Within the grounds of Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road, will be found the Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave. They belonged to the forces of Great Britain and Ireland and South Africa; the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand forces being commemorated on other memorials to the missing.

The Memorial consists of a screen wall in three parts. The middle part of the screen wall is concave and carries stone panels on which names are carved. It is 26 feet high flanked by pylons 70 feet high. The Stone of Remembrance stands exactly between the pylons and behind it, in the middle of the screen, is a group in relief representing St George and the Dragon. The flanking parts of the screen wall are also curved and carry stone panels carved with names. Each of them

Theatre of War

The fighting at this time was very confused as the Germans were retreating on all fronts. The 4th Middlesex were engaged in the area of Vis en Artois, between Arras and Cambrai and it was here that Private Linsell was killed.