Private Arthur Wellesby Wellington was with the 94th Battalion; he enlisted in May of 1916 and was soon killed in action in France in late September of the same year. His death occurred 30 metres from the gates in Courcelette. He was 36 years old and had a wife and child back home in Fort William where he had worked as a railroad conductor. For two years following his death, his wife (Mrs. M. M. Wellington) regularly sent correspondence to officials in various offices to ask for information as to what happened to her husband. Parts of Pte Wellington’s story can be found through letters, telegrams, and images as contributed by his granddaughter, Mary Wigg of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

He is also included in the list of local obituaries in the October 1916  section of this project.

Read Wellington’s attestation papers through Library and Archives Canada.

Read Wellington’s entry in the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.