Pte Cecil Catlin Arnsby, son of Edward and Ellen Arnsby of Sundial House, Uppingham, was an apprentice with Messrs Furly and Hassan, in Oakham.
He joined the Durham Light infantry just two months before he was eighteen years old, and was sent to France March 18th 1918.
On the night of the 11th April 1918 , the battalion made a successful counter attack east of Merris on the somme front and took many prisoners.
Early in the morning of the 12th , the enemy attacked in overwhelming numbers and the whole Brigade fought a rearguard action back on to a line between Meteren and Bailleul .
On reaching this line Pte Arnsby was found to be missing and so reported. He was reported as killed on April 12th 1918.
The Soldiers Died CD has CC Arnsby as formerly 37701 Leicester Regt.