Arthur Tegg

Arthur Tegg
Sapper 137947
237th Field Coy.,
Royal Engineers

 Division 58

Tegg A photo

Arthur Tegg is commemorated on CWGC war pattern  headstone and his is a registered war grave.  Grave number 11118.

 Arthur Tegg died on the 30 September 1916 aged 37.  He was the husband of Annie Carter (formerly Tegg) of 248 Basingstoke Road, Reading.  At the time of his death his address was given as 1. Rinefield Terrace, Reading. The 1911 census indicates that he was a bricklayer and he had two children Alexander 6 and Ruby 4 years.

 A report in the Reading Standard 12 August  1916  gave notice of the wounding of Arthur Tegg.  The Chronicle 13 October  stated that he was wounded on 27July 1916 whilst trying to help a wounded man, his hip being fractured. He was sent from France to the Kitchener Hospital, Brighton, where he had his leg amputated but he died from complications. (Remember there were no antibiotics to fight infections in those days.)

His body was brought home to Rinefield Terrace and the funeral took place with full Military Honours on 5 October  1916.  His chum Sapper Clarke, came 270 miles to attend the funeral.  The Rev. J.F. Warren and the chaplain from Kitchener’s Hospital officiated.

 Arthur Tegg had been in the army three months.   He was one of three brothers serving in the army and a report of  27  May 1916 noted the serious wounding of a Private W. Tegg.