Linge, Arthur: Service no. 651896


Digitized Service Record


Source: August 1918 casualty.


Private Arthur Linge was born at Stanhope, Norfolk, England on 16 January 1878, making him 38-years and 2-months old when he enlisted with the 160th Overseas Battalion at Chesley, Ontario. He was a “Packer in the Furniture Industry” and was not married at the time of his enlistment on 4 March 1916 he served in Canada until his unit sailed for England on 17 October 1916.

He had prior military experience with the 32nd Regiment as a cook.

From the date of his enlistment his service record had no notes of deficiencies, demerits or other negative marks against his service.

Arriving in England aboard the SS Metagama on 28 October 1916 he was struck off strength to the 4 Reserve Battalion on 23 February 1918 and was sent Overseas to his until on 28 March 1918 arriving at the 2nd Canadian Infantry Base Depot at Etaples the next day. He was then sent to the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp on 3 April 1918 and was sent to the 18th Battalion arriving “in the field” on 8 August 1918.

Only twenty (20) days later he was killed in action. The Circumstances of Death Card reports that he was killed near Vis-en-Artois.

His father was sent his medals, Death Penny, and Scroll. His mother received a Memorial Cross for her sacrifice.

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