known 3rd November 1916
Mrs Cross, 20 Chatham Street, Macclesfield has received news that her son, Private Arthur Cross, Cheshire Regt, has been killed in action in France. The information was received in… [a] letter written by the regimental chaplain, Rev J D Hepple… Private Burgess, whose home is at 19 Union Street, has also written to Mrs Cross, stating that he was with her son when he met his death, and also saw him buried. A native of Macclesfield, the late Private Cross was 23 years of age. He was educated at Christ Church School, and attended the Church Street West United Methodist Sunday School. Private Cross was formerly in the employ of Mr T J Donohue. He had served in the army prior to the outbreak of war, and had only been in France five weeks. His brother, Sergt. William Cross, is serving with the Manchester Regiment.
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