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Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
First Name: Arthur Last Name: WARR
Date of Death: 07/03/1915 Lived/Born In: Spitalfields
Rank: Rifleman Unit: Rifle Brigade3
Memorial Site: Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

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On 5th March, 1915, the 3rd Rifle Brigade of 17 Brigade, 6th Division moved into the front line near Armentières on the French-Belgian border where they remained until relieved on 9th March. Arthur Warr was killed on 7th March but the battalion diary provides no further information regarding his death. The attrition rate among British soldiers on the Western Front was on average 300 each day and when not involved in an actual battle it was either shell fire or a sniper’s bullet that caused most deaths and injuries. 

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