Arthur Edward Lancashire


  • Born: 31 March 1892 at Prestwich
  • Married (I): 1920 Crystal G Fortune at Chorlton She died 1937
  • Married (II):1941 Edna May or Mae Rees at Haverfordwest  
  • Died: 23 August 1970 at Swansea
  • Burial: United Reform Church, Crundale Pembrokeshire Wales



The son of Josiah and Annie M Lancashire, Arthur Edward Lancashire, who was born in Prestwich in on 31 March 1892, and by 1911 was apprenticed to a printer. He originally enlisted in the Army Service Corps (Territorial Force) in January 1912 During the First World War he served in the Army Service Corps, Lancashire Fusiliers and Royal Flying Corps, and the Royal Air Force, receiving the Military Cross for his part in a daring low-level patrol at the time of the German Spring Offensive in March 1918, the type of work that resulted in him “rarely returning without his machine being riddled with bullets.” A few days later, on 3 April 1918, he was badly wounded in a combat with the enemy ace Leutnant Viktor von Pressentin of Jasta 4. He was demobilised in April 1919. Recalled in the 1939-45 War, he was appointed a Lieutenant in the R.A.S.C. in December 1940 [London Gazette 4 February 1941]


Details of his professional career are few, his known commissions all being in the period 1934 -1935 when he had offices in Preston.

1934-1935: A.E Lancashire MIstE Albert Buildings 14 Corporation Street, Preston

1970: 5 St Helens Crescent Swansea