SKELTON - IN - CLEVELAND
IN HISTORY

"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"


Private ARTHUR HENRY RISING.

4454 4th Bn, Yorkshire Regiment.

who died, aged 22, on the 18th June 1915.

Son of William George and Alice Maria Rising, of 14 Manless Green Terrace, Skelton-in Cleveland, N Yorks.



Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)
15 km South of Ypres.

At the census of 1901 Arthur, aged 7, was living at 66 Harker St, Skelton Green, N Yorks.
The whole family must have come up from East Anglia to find work in the local Ironstone mines, as many did.
His mother had come from Nayland, Suffolk, but all the rest of the family, including Arthur, had been born in Norwich.
His elder brother George, age 12, was already working as a painter's apprentice.
He also had a brother Earnest, age 9, and a sister Edith 4.


Bailleul, where Arthur is buried, was occupied on 14 October 1914 by the 19th Brigade and the 4th Division.
It became an important railhead, air depot and hospital centre.
The 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment were formed in August 1914 in Northallerton.
They became part of the 150th Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division.
After landing at Boulogne on the 14th May 1915, the Division took part in most of the actions on the Western Front.
Arthur was wounded in the Flanders Offensive [see History] and taken back to the casualty station at Bailleul where he died.