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First World War - Arthur Reginald Carvell

Arthur-Reginald-CarvellBorn in a Coventry, to a Coventry family in 1894, Arthur Reginald Carvell was part way through his apprenticeship when the First World War was declared.

He volunteered and served as a private with the Hampshire regiment in Salonika until the war ended. Sadly, he never completed his apprenticeship, so was never made a freeman of the city.

His two brothers also served in the army, one being a serving soldier when war broke out. Likewise the two older brothers of Arthur's wife, who were also born in Coventry to a Coventry family, served in the army at this time.

All five survived the war with just one being injured, which must have been something of a record, considering the carnage of those four years.

In the photograph Arthur is standing second from the left, between two of his sisters.

Topics: First World War Service and Sacrifice

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