Arthur Huntly Sargeant

Arthur Huntly Sargeant and his mother Harriet

Arthur Huntly Sargeant and his mother Harriet

Kind permission of Deanna McKinlay

Arthur Huntly Sargeant was the son of Henry Sargeant and Harriet Elizabeth Newbound. The family were originally shoemakers from Northampton but had moved toEsh Winning, where they worked as coal miners. In the 1911 census the family were living at 23, South Terrace, Esh Winning. Later they moved to Hollinside, near Lanchester. Arthur was 12 and still at school.

Arthur's brother Jack had enlisted in the 8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry and was killed April 26, 1915 near Ypres.

Arthur had joined the 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, Private 30706.

Arthur was killed August 8, 1917. His headstone is in Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, near Arras, Grave IV.A.50.

Arthur Huntly Sargeant is the great uncle of Vivien Ellis of Newton Aycliffe.


Arthur Huntly Sargeant WW1 headstone