Private Arthur Astin
241320 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment
Missing in Action 28th April 1917
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France
Burnley Express 6th July 1918

Death Presumed after 14 Months (Burnley Express)

Mr Astin, who resides at 5, Anne Street, Fulledge, has now been notified that his son, Pte. Arthur Astin, 241320, of the 1/5 East Lancashire Regt. (Territorials), is now presumed to have been killed in action on April 28th, 1917, after being missing for fourteen months. At the time he enlisted, in 1915, he was living at 28, Tentre Street. First he went to Egypt, but did not take part in the Dardanelles campaign, and was sent to France in March 1917. Formerly he was a weaver at Sutcliffe’s Mill, Tentre Street, and was connected with St. Catherine’s Church. There are three other brothers serving, one in Egypt and two in France, and one of them, Albert, as announced in the “Express” at the time, has been decorated with the Distinguished Conduct Medal.



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