“Understanding yesterday, for the benefit of today and tomorrow”
Obituary from Market Harborough Advertiser. 11th June 1918.
Two more Kibworthians have given their lives for their King and Country in the persons of Pte. P. S. Mawby and Pte. Arthur Warner. This makes 25 of Kibworth’s sons who have made the great sacrifice.
Pte. Arthur Warner, who was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Warner, of The Bank, was only 29 years of age. He was born at Kibworth and educated at Kibworth Grammar School. Prior to joining the colours he was employed as a traveller by Messrs. Carr & Co., of West Bromwich. Pte. Warner joined up on December 13th 1915, in the Leicestershire Yeomanry, being subsequently attached to the 5th Lancers. He went to France in March, 1916, and saw plenty of fierce fighting. Deceased was killed on April 18th, although a report that he was wounded did not reach deceased’s parents until May 1st. A letter dated May 22nd, from Capt. R.A. Heath, stated that deceased died in hospital a few hours after he was hit by a shell while on patrol. Capt. Heath says, “I feel most deeply for you, as I am sure he was a good son to you. He was in my squadron, and I always found him everything that an English soldier should be.”
The greatest sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Warner in their sad loss.