Arthur Swaine, Private 9335, 1/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action 8th May 1915 at Gallipoli, aged 33
Arthur Swaine was baptised on 7 May 1882 at St Paul’s Church, Macclesfield, the son of Elizabeth (nee Webster) and John Thomas Swaine, a policeman of 7 York Street, Macclesfield. By 1901, the family had moved to 75 Whitehall St, Rochdale.
In 1909, Arthur married Eliza Ethel Calverley in Rochdale, and by the couple were living at 12 Molyneux Street, Rochdale; Arthur was employed as an “electric car conductor” for the corporation’s trams. A daughter, Maude, was born later in 1911.
Private Arthur Swaine has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel ref. 58 to 72 or 218 to 219 of the Helles Memorial in Turkey.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Arthur Swaine, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
Brother of John Fred Swaine, who served as Corporal 71196 with the Royal Field Artillery and was killed in France & Flanders on 28 September 1917, aged 25; and Sidney Swaine, who served as Private 39548 with the 42nd Machine Gun Corps and died of wounds in France on 12 April 1918, aged 23.
With thanks to Cath for the additional family information.
GRO (England & Wales) Index: Births
Cheshire Parish Baptism Registers: St Paul’s Church, Macclesfield
Census (England & Wales): 1901, 1911
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website