Arthur attested into the 2nd Lowland Divisional Field Ambulance on 3rd November 1914. He was 21 years and 335 days old, and was living at 98 Helenvale Street, Parkhead at the time. He was transferred to serve with the 1/2nd Lowland Field Ambulance on 9th May 1915. He embarked at Devonport on 9th June 1915, then disembarking at Port Said, entered the war in Egypt on 25th June 1915. On 22nd January 1916 he arrived in Alexandria. He was admitted into hospital sick on 16th August 1916, then discharged back to his unit on the 22nd. On 10th April 1918, he embarked on H.M.S. ‘Caledonia’ with the 1/2nd Lowland Field Ambulance and headed for France, disembarking at Marseilles on 17th. *About 4.00 a.m. on 27th May 1918 the enemy started to shell St Eloi, with the first shell landing on one of the huts occupied by the personnel of this unit. This incident resulted in 10 O/Rs being slightly wounded, 6 O/Rs being severely wounded, 10 O/Rs were instantaneously killed, and 5 O/Rs died from wounds. (*Taken from Unit war diary, kindly provided by Sam Biles) Arthur was one of the 5 who died from wounds. He was the son of James and Mary Withers of Parkhead, Glasgow.