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Philip and Arthur Bosworth


DavidM

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Philip and Arthur joined up soon after the outbreak of war. They were both officers, Philip a lieutenant and Arthur a second Lieutenant, and both were in the 8 Lincolnshire Regiment. They both arrived in France on the 10th September 1915 and both were killed during the Battle of Loos during an unsuccessful attack on Bois Hugo by 21 Division just 16 days later.

During this action the 8 Lincolns lost a total of 146 officers and men killed.

Philip and Arthur were twins.

This is about all I know of them.

Does anyone know anymore?

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Arthur Wright Bosworth left £430 5s 3d of 11 St Georges Ave Northampton to Kaye Edward Stuart Dowland, bank manager, and Humphrey Worthington Bosworth an electrical engineer in his will. He was born in 1886 along with Charles Philip Bosworth sons of Thomas and Annie. Ralph.

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Arthur in 1911 was in a boarding house The Elms Loughboro a bank cashier born Cadeby Hall Leic. Cannot find his brother in 1911 but switched his name round to Philip C in 1901.

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Both have entries in De Ruvigny's Roll:-

BOSWORTH, ARTHUR WRIGHT, 2nd. Lieut., 8th (Service) Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt., s. of Thomas Jones Bosworth, of St. George's Avenue, Northampton, by his wife, Annie, dau. of Richard Worthington, of Peckleton Manor, co. Leicester; and twin brother to Lieut. P. C. W. Bosworth (q.v.); b. Cadeby Hall, co. Leicester, 9 June 1885; educ. Market Bosworth School; went to South America in 1912, and settled in Valpariso; returned to England at once after the outbreak of war; volunteered for Imperial Service, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Lincolnshire Regt. 9 Jan. 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at the Battle of Loos 26 Sept. following. He was a keen sportsman; played hockey for Leicestershire, also for Chili (sic), and was an excellent cricketer; unm.

BOSWORTH, PHILIP CHARLES WORTHINGTON, Lieut. 8th (Service) Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt., s. of Thomas Jones Bosworth, of St. George's Avenue, Northampton, by his wife, Annie, dau. of Richard Worthington, of Peckleton Manor, co. Leicester; and twin brother to 2nd Lieut. A. W. Bosworth (q.v.); b. Cadeby Hall, co. Leicester, 9 June, 1885; educ.St. Cuthbert's College, Worksop. When war broke out in Aug. 1914, he was in the Arctic regions of Canada, exploring with his brother, Dr. T. O. Bosworth; returned to England immediately; volunteered for Imperial Service, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Lincolnshire Regt. 22 Dec. following, being promoted Lieut. six months later; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at the Battle of Loos 26 Sept. 1915, while leading his men. He was a keen sportsman, a first-class shot, and was well known in Leicestershire as an excellent cricketer, also playing hockey with Leicestershire and Derbyshire; unm.

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