Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1916, Second Lieutenant Arthur James Maybrey, 10th Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment, was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
The son of a music teacher, he was educated at Cheltenham College and went on to obtain his commission in January of 1915, following his brother Herbert into the army. (Lieutenant Herbert John Maybrey was severely gassed in the trenches and invalided home; he was a metallurgist who formed the company Maybrey Light Metals Ltd., which still exists today as Maybrey Reliance. He died in 1942 after serving as commanding officer of the factory Home Guard company).
Second Lieutenant Maybrey arrived in France on the 8th of August in 1915. On the day of his death he was reported missing during the fighting on the Somme, and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, at Thiepval in France, and also on the Cranham War Memorial in Gloucestershire.
Arthur, from Cheltenham, was 22 years old.