|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||3166||6th Reserve Battalion|
Photo courtesy Neil Du-Roe
Arthur and his brother Frederick were raised at Wakebridge. As with his siblings, he worked at Lea Mills, though was employed as a quarryman at the time of enlistment at Lea on 21 Oct 1914. The Magistrate who signed the attestation was J. B. Marsden Smedley, Managing Director, of Lea Mills. After two months with the Foresters he was discharged as being medically unfit for war work. Marrying Mary Ludlam in 1919, they had two daughters and a son. The family settled at Wingerworth during the 1930s where Arthur worked as a general labourer.
His army pension record shows him to be a single quarryman aged twenty-two. His next-of- kin was given as his father Herbert Allwood, of Wakebridge. On enlistment he was recorded as being 5ft 5in, weighing 126lb, with brown eyes, brown hair and a sallow complexion. His religion was C of E.
On 4 December 1914, after a short two months in the Army, he was discharged as being medically unfit for War Service.
Arthur's brother Frederick Allwood also served during the Great War.
|Ann Eliza||Allwood||daughter||16||Hosiery machinist||Crich|
|Henry||Allwood||father Widr||72||Framework knitter||Shepherd, Leic|
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|Herbert||Allwood||Head (married)||53||Hosiery hand cotton patent||Crich|
|Annie Eliza||Allwood||daughter||26||Help at home||Crich|
|Elizabeth||Allwood||daughter||24||Hosiery hand cotton patent||Crich|
|Frederick||Allwood||son||21||Hosiery hand cotton patent||Crich|
|Arthur||Allwood||son||18||Card room hand||Crich|
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1939 Register: Central drive, Wingerworth
Arthur Allwood b.27 October 1892; General labourer
Mary Allwood b.13 October 1894
three family members