Arthur was born in Witley, the son of George (a walking stick dresser at Cooper Brothers, Witley) and Eleanor Luff. Arthur also became a stick dresser at Cooper Brothers and lived with his parents near Witley Station. Arthur’s brother Ernest served in the Machine Gun Corps and his brother William in the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment.
Arthur joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was at 14 Stationary Hospital located at Boulogne and accidentally shot; the circumstances are unknown. He died in hospital several days later, minutes after his mother came to see him. Arthur was Witley’s last casualty of the war and was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.