Arthur Rhodes
Private, 1/5 Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers. Service No: 6712.
Age: 31. Died of wounds: 27th November 1916.
Husband of Susannah Rhodes, of 16, Aireworth Rd., Keighley.


Previously served in Northumberland Fusiliers with the service number 41794.

Keighley News 9th December 1916:
The funeral took place with Military honours at the Keighley cemetery on Saturday afternoon last, of Private Arthur Rhodes, son of Mr R. W. Rhodes of 14, Aireworth Road, Stockbridge, Keighley, who died the previous Monday from septic anaemia.
Private Rhodes, who was 31 years of age enlisted in May last and went out to the front about nine weeks ago. He had only been at the front a few weeks however, when he went out with a working party to obtain supplies. As the party was returning to the trenches Rhodes stumbled and being unable to stand a comrade carried him to the lines, and later he was removed to a dressing station. On being examined he was found to be suffering from a serious abscess and was ordered to a general hospital where he stayed for about three weeks. He left the hospital and died while being removed to England. The body was removed to Keighley and on Saturday the coffin was draped with the Union Jack. A party of eighteen soldiers, including a firing party of six from the West Riding Regiment at Halifax attended and at the cemetery the soldiers lined up whilst the mourners passed through. Before enlisting in the Tyneside Scottish (Northumberland) Regiment, the deceased served as a postman at Keighley, and the funeral was attended by My Richards (Postmaster) and many of the Keighley Post Office staff and a number of postmen attended as bearers. The last post was sounded over his grave. The Reverend W. L. Hann performed the last rites.

Medal index card information:
Victory Medal
British War Medal

SDGW Information:
Enlistment Location: Keighley.
Rank: Private.
Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers.
Battalion: 1/5th Battalion (Territorial).
Number: 6712.
Type of Casualty: Died.
Death Date: 27 Nov 1916.
Death Location: France & Flanders.
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre.

Remembered on the War Memorial Plaque in Keighley Postal sorting office and the Victoria Park Wesleyan Methodist Chapel memorial board.