Main CPGW Record
Forename(s): Arthur James
Place of Birth: Steeton, Yorkshire
Service No: 27900
Regiment / Corps / Service: Durham Light Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 14th (Service) Battalion
Division: 6th Division
Date of Death: 1917-04-20
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 106 and 107.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CROSSHILLS, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: KILDWICK, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Arthur James Happs was the son of George Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Happs, née Percy and brother of Private Matthew Percy Happs (300194) (q.v.). Their father was born at Hadlow, Kent and mother at Scalby near Scarborough, Yorkshire. Arthur and Matthews' brother, Harry, was married to Eliza Towers, the sister of Private Matthew Horseman Towers (241471) (q.v.).
1891 Throxenby Parish, Yorkshire Census: Newby Hall - Arthur D. Hopps [sic], aged 3 years, born Steeton, Yorkshire, son of Harry and Sarah E. Hopps. [Harry and Sarah were living with her parents, William and Mary Percy.]
1901 Glusburn, Yorkshire Census: Institute Street - Arthur James Happs, aged 13 years, born Steeton, Yorkshire, son of George Hy and Sarah Eliz. Happs.
Arthur was married to Kathleen May Cotterill in 1908.
1911 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: 12, Victoria Street - Arthur James Happs, aged 23 years, born Steeton, Yorkshire, husband of Kathleen May Happs.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Arthur J. Happs, 27900, Durham Light Infantry.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Durham Light Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 6th Division
Comment on this Soldier Record
You can leave comments on this soldier record. Please note all comments will be manually approved before they appear on the website.