Regiment: 1st/4th Battalion Devonshire Regiment
Died: 1 August 1916
East Budleigh Memorial Cross, East Budleigh Memorial Tablet
Other Memorial: Basra Memorial [Google]
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Born in East Budleigh in 1891, Arthur was the son of William Henry and Elizabeth Ann Stuart, of Brookside Cottage. He was the brother of Albert Edward and Charles, who were also to die in the Great War.
Like his brothers, Arthur served in the Devonshire Regiment. He was with the 1st/4th Battalion, which was a Territorial force which early in the war was sent to India. In March 1916 the battalion landed at Basra, in modern-day Iraq.
Private 3349 Stuart died on 1 August 1916, aged 25, and is remembered with honour on the Basra Memorial, near his brother Albert, and is also remembered on the East Budleigh memorials.
Thirty-nine other men who are honoured on the Basra Memorial, for those who have no known graves, died on the same day as Arthur. A further five are buried in the Basra War Cemetery.
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