Arthur William Tout

Rank Gunner
Service No 21666
Date of Death 01/08/1918
Age 31
Regiment/Service Royal Garrison Artillery 157th Siege Bty.
Cemetery Sandpits British Cemetery

Arthur William Tout was born in 1887 to Charles James Tout, a plasterer, and his wife Alice Selina (nee Bell). Arthur had six siblings, Walter (b.1880), Alfred (b.1882), Alice (b.1886), Emily (b.1889), Albert (b.1890) and George (v.1894).

Arthur, now a gardener, married Alice in 1907 and had one known child, Charles (b.1908). He qualified for active service in France on the 10th August 1914, six days after war was declared. He was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and bravery, though the exact reasons are not documented.