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Our World War One heroes from A-Z

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

To pay tribute to one of the most significant events in world history, we present our A-Z of The Great War.

Over the coming weeks we will feature a series of articles on what World War One meant to Morecambe...from A-Z.

We will profile some of the brave men from Morecambe who perished in the Great War.

Arthur Allan was one of them.

Arthur was born in Morecambe, the son of Hugh and Lily Allan, and was a scholar at Clarence Street Sunday School. He joined the Navy in 1913 but was wounded aboard HMS Bellorphan in the Battle of Jutland and invalided out.

But such was his patriotism, he enlisted in the army, joining the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in March 1917.

He was killed at La Bassee, France, on Tuesday, August 6 1918 aged 22, just three months before the end of the war, and was laid to rest at the Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

Arthur was one of more than 200 men from the Borough of Morecambe who died. Our A-Z will remember them and look at some of the other stories and issues surrounding Morecambe’s war.

If you have any stories you would like us to feature, please call 01524 385923 or email greg.lambert@jpress.co.uk

 

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