Arthur Ewart Baxter

Census Address: 46 High Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 19904
Enlistment Address: Betts Cottage, North Street
Regiment: 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Service Numbers: --
Place of Death: Stamford
Date Died: 12th January 1933
42-50 High Street, Stamford

Arthur Ewart Baxter

Arthur Ewart Baxter was born in Stamford in April 1894 to parents Jesse Baxter, a labourer in the Iron Foundry who was born in Thornaugh, and his wife, Salome, a Cornish woman. They lived at 6 Milner’s Row but had moved to 46 High St by 1911. At that time Arthur was a lathe turner. He had 4 older siblings – Louise, Walter, Jessie, Mabel – and a younger sister Alice.

When Arthur joined the 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment Territorials, he had moved again to Betts Cottage, North Street and then again to 1 Vine Street. He served in Aberystwith from 1911 to 1913.

He was in France from 1 March 1915 to 5 May 1917 in the Expeditionary Force. Arthur was appointed Lance Corporal on 29 August 1915 but was reduced back to Private on 1 Januaary 1916.

After an injury causing muscular spinal paralysis, he was sent home unfit for war service and given a Protection Certificate on the grounds of his ill health. He returned to live at Sunny Bank, East Street. He received the 1914/15 Star.

In 1917 he married Sarah J Oldham in Stamford and they had 3 children, Freda (1919), Geoffrey (1923) and Doris (1925). He died when his children were still young on 12th January 1933.