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Arthur Janson was the son of Alfred and Hannah Janson, of 19 Bridgeman Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. Prior to joining, he worked in a wet earth pit and attended St. Gregory’s Church.

Arthur enlisted in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment at Farnworth. He was given the service number 17906 and initially posted into the 1st Battalion.

On 24th August 1915 he sailed to join the 6th Battalion in the Dardanelles, Gallipoli. By the end of the year he was back home in England suffering with enteric fever.

At some point in 1916 Arthur sailed to France to rejoin the 1st Battalion. He was awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) for saving the life of an officer in December 1917, the announcement appearing the London Gazette shortly afterwards;


His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to confer the Military Medal for Bravery in the Field to the undermentioned “Non-Commissioned Officers and Men: —

17906 Pte. A. Janson, N. Lan. R. (Bolton).

On 10th July 1918 Private Arthur Janson was killed in action in the Noeux-les-Mines sector near Bethune. He was buried in the Cambrin Military Cemetery.

Rank: Private
Service No: 17906
Date of Death: 10/07/1918
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.
Awards: M M
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