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Pte 241301 A Lilley 9th Bn Warwickshire Reg

Richard Matlock

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Name: Arthur Lilley

Birth Place: Birmingham

Death Date: 24 Jul 1918

Death Location: Mesopotamia

Enlistment Location: Birmingham

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Battalion: 9th Battalion

Number: 241301

Type of Casualty: Died

Theatre of War: Asiatic Theatres

Buried in Tehran War Cemetery.

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A Private 6857 Arthur Lilley of 6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regt was awarded the South Africa Medal with Cape Colony and Orange Free State clasps. The King presented them to him on 29 July 1901.

A bit of a long shot but they might be the same man.

Your man was awarded BW & V medals.

(Private 4585 Arthur Lilley 6th Btn,Royal Warwickshire Regt was killed in action on 1st July 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Possibly the chap who served in South Africa.)

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I would say that your man died of sickness in an inhospitable climate.

Sandie's post is the SDGW entry,died usually means the above,as opposed to DOW or KIA.

He was serving in Mesopotamia,his Brigade(39) detached from 13 Division a few weeks after his death and served in North Persia and the Caspian with Dunsterforce.

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Have him as living at no. 16 Macdonald Street (St Martin's & Deritend Ward) on the 1918 Absent voters list.

There's also a Frank Lilley "229236, Pte 657 H.S. Emp. Co. Lab. Corps" at the same address.

Hope this helps.

Edit - Only Frank Lilley is on the 1919 Absent voter list.

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