John Fairly Arthur


Tennis Club

Kershaw, SC

Army, Second Lieutenant

Company E, 18th Infantry Regt, 1st Division

World War I Victory Medal (Posthumous)


Oct 6, 1918

Killed in Action during the Meuse-Argonne Campaign. He is listed on the American Battle Monuments Commission Tablets of the Missing at Meuse-Argonne.

Body not recovered, name is on Tablets of the Missing at Meuse-Argonne

Additional Information

Article in The State:


Lieut J Fairly Arthur, Formerly of Camden, Dead in France

Camden, Dec 21 [1918] — Mrs Leslie McLeod of this city received a message Wednesday afternoon from the war department stating that her brother, Lieut J Fairly Arthur, had been killed in action in France on October 6.

Mr Arthur left Camden about 12 years ago and has been making his home in Philadelphia for a number of years. He left Philadelphia to serve on the Mexican border as a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Prior to that he had served four years in the regular army and had seen service in the Philippines. After reaching France he attended an officers’ training school and was commissioned a lieutenant.

Lieutenant Arthur was a son of the late John Arthur of this city and was 32 years of age. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs Leslie McLeod and Mrs Loree Rodgers, both of this city. He also has a number of other close relatives residing in Camden.

Dec 22, 1918, the State, Columbia, SC


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