Arthur Teagle


Arthur Teagle


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
1st Bn.

Awards: Service Medals/Honour Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial: Name/Reference/Country

II. C. 23.

Headstone Inscription

Pilot me on

UK & Other Memorials

Northchurch Village Memorial, St Mary’s Church Window, Northchurch, We are not aware of any Dudswell Green memorial

Pre War

Arthur was the son of Harry Teagle and Fanny (nee Andrews )of Brook End, Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard. He was born at Haversham, Bucks. and and was living in Wood Green, when he enlisted in Mill Hill.

Wartime Service

Arthur enlisted 4 May 1916 as Private 52905 28th Middlesex Regt  and was posted 5 Jul 1916. During training at Aldershot he was promoted to L/Cpl in Feb 1917 but in Oct 1917 he lost the stripe having been absent from duty.

On 1 Dec 17 he was posted to 1st battalion Middlesex in France. On 24 Mar 1918 he was wounded by a gas shell and evacuated through 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station and 55 General Hospital to England on 30 Mar 1918 and finally to Brook Hosp Woolwich until 6 Jun 1918 with a bout of Measles while there.

Arthur was posted  to 5 battalion 11 Jun 1918, Base depot 29 Jun 1918 and 1st Bn. 30 Jun 1918 with the BEF. He was Killed in action at Flers-Courcellette in the Somme battles of 1918. At some time he received another serial number of 89270.

Additional Information

His mother, Mrs. F. Brook End, Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard, Bed. ordered his headstone inscription: "Pilot me on". War gratuity of £9 and arrears of £3 8s 3d paid to Father Harry. Arthur’s brother, Thomas, serving with 2nd Wiltshire Regt, also died in 1918 and is listed on the memorials.


Neil Cooper
Jonty Wild,