Branch: French Army
Arthur was born in Somme-Vesle, France on August 8, 1887. In 1912, he left for Canada to begin a new life and in December of that year arrived at his homestead near Falher. When the war began, Arthur returned to France to join the French army. He fought in the Battle of Verdun. After the war, Arthur spent a year in his native village of Somme-Vesle to rest and recover. During this time he met Lucienne Despres and they were married on March 9, 1920. They left France three weeks later and moved back to Falher. The couple retired to Victoria, where Arthur died in 1967.
Sources: By the Peavine in the Smoky of the Peace, p. 206