BORN HULL 1898. SON OF GEORGE EDMUND ARKSEY & ANNIE ELIZABETH ARKSEY, OF 23 PULMAN STREET, HULL (WAR PENSION ADDRESS). EMPLOYED BY THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAYS, AT NEW CREEK, AS A CRANE LAD. HE ENLISTED, ON 01/11/17, JOINING THE 3RD EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT IN WITHERNSEA. POSTED TO THE 11TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. HE WENT THROUGH THE ARRAS OFFENSIVE, UNINJURED . HE WAS AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL FOR BRAVERY AND AGAIN ON 28/06/1918. HE WAS SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD BY A GERMAN SNIPER, ON 06/09/1918, AGED 20. HE WAS TAKING A LEWIS GUN FORWARD TO TACKLE A GERMAN MACHINE GUN POST.
HE IS BURIED AT TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, NORD, FRANCE. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION, READS, “DEEP IN OUR HEARTS HIS MEMORY WE KEEP”. HE WAS PICTURED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 30/11/1916. * HE LEFT BROTHERGEORGE ARKSEY AND SISTERS, EVA AND AGNES.
Hull Pals Memorial Post. SGT, ALBERT ARKSEY, MM & BAR, 33399. Born in April 1898, Albert was the third of four children to George and Annie Arksey of 23 Pulman Street, Hull. He enlisted at Hull City Hall on 1st November 1917 joining the 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Hull Pals. His youth masked a brave and capable soldier, and Albert not only rose to become a Sergeant but was also awarded the Military Medal and Bar for conspicuous bravery in the face of danger, firstly on 28th June 1918 during the attack at Le Becque, and secondly on the day of his death, 6th September 1918 when he was shot and killed by a sniper. Albert is buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, he was 20 years old.