Private Arthur Collingwood


Private Arthur Collingwood

7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

Private Arthur Collingwood was born in 1895 in Winterton, Lincolnshire. He was the son of George and Annie Collingwood and one of a family of nine, having two brothers and six sisters. The 1911 census records the family as living at High Field House Winterton Lincolnshire, where Arthur’s father George Collingwood was a farmer. Before his enlistment Arthur was working as a ‘Horse Dealer’.

He enlisted at Scunthorpe on the 9th September 1914 into the 7th (Service) Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. The 7th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment was raised at Lincoln in September 1914 as part of Kitchener’s Second New Army and joined 51st Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division. After initial training, the Division moved to Bovington and Lulworth Dorset. The Battalion proceeded to Folkstone on the 14th of July 1915 to embark for Boulogne France. On arrival they moved into the Southern Ypres salient for trench familiarisation and then took over the front lines in that area.

The Division then remained in France and Flanders and took part in the following engagements:
The Bluff, Battle of Albert, Battle of Delville Wood, Capture of Zenith Trench and the Second Battle of the Scarpe

Private Arthur Collingwood was killed in action on 23rd April 1917 during the assault on ‘Bayonet Trench’ During the Second Battle of the Scarpe

Remembered with Honour
Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France