ARTHUR ASHTON MASSEY – PRIVATE PS/5297
Arthur Ashton Massey was born in Nether Alderley (Congleton Road) in 1897 to Thomas Callwood Massey and Ada Eliza Massey. He was one of 5 children.
He was educated at Wilmslow Grammar School and by the time he was 14 he was a pupil at Dinglewood Preparatory School in Colwyn Bay. The school had been set up by Stanley Wood also of Alderley Edge.
After leaving school he joined the firm of Isaac Massey.
Arthur enlisted in Manchester in the early part of September 1914 in the Public School’s Battalion, formed in Manchester and which subsequently became the 20th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers.