Pte. J.W. Arkley, Yorks. & Lancs.. Regt. killed in action, Polygon Wood, 1/10/1917.
B. Silkworth nr. Sunderland, 1892, one of 10 children, all sons miners, married with 2 children aged 2 and 6 months occup. Coal Miner's Putter. Attested to the East Yorks. at Beverley, October 1914. Posted to the 8th Battalion he was wounded by gunshot at Loos, 25/9/1915. Returned to France in July 1916 and attached to 11th then 9th Yorks & Lancs.
No known grave and commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial and the Silkworth War Memorial and that at the Church of St. Matthew and St. Wilfred, Silkworth.
With copy service papers.