Arthur first appears in Chailey’s Parish Magazine in September 1915 when he is noted as serving King & Country. In October 1915 he appears in the magazine as Avery, Pte A, RE,
and by December of that year his rank his noted as Driver. He was given the army number 38838. England
In April 1916, Avery is noted as Avery, Dvr A, RE, Salonica.
Arthur Avery survived the war. His last entry appears in Chailey’s Parish Magazine in February 1919 where his rank and regiment are noted.
Another Avery, J Avery, also served in the First World War and it is possible that Arthur was related to him. Like Arthur, his brothers Harry and Thomas both served in the army during World War 1 and both survived.