Arthur Herbert Hinds was born at Aintree, Liverpool in 1894, the son of John Arthur Hinds and Edith Anne Ashcroft who were married at St.Philemon's C.of E. Church, Toxteth Park in 1890. His parents were both born in Toxteth Park. John Arthur was a shipsmith.
 
At least nine children were born to their marriage. Arthur's known siblings were: Edith Watkin (born 1891), James Albert (born 1896), Florence (born 1896), John Leonard (born 1900), Harold (born 1905), Mabel L (born 1910), and Dorothy (born 1913).
 
In 1891, the newly married couple were living with the Ashcroft family at 34 Maitland Street, Toxteth Park. Thereafter the family lived at various addresses in the Walton, Aintree and Kirkdale districts of north Liverpool. In 1901 they resided at 10 Albany Road, Aintree and had moved to 68 Easby Road, Kirkdale by 1911. They were still at this address when Arthur enlisted in the Army. In 1911 Arthur Herbert, aged seventeen, was working as a pawnbroker's assistant.
 
His service records have survived. He enlisted in the 4th battalion of the King's Liverpool Regiment at Liverpool on the 3rd September 1914. He was 20 years and 65 days old, weighed 125lbs and was 5ft 4 inches tall. He had blue eyes, brown hair and a "sallow" complexion. He gave his occupation as labourer.
 
He was posted to France with the British Expeditionary Force on the 4th March 1915. He received a gun shot wound to his left heel on the 27th April 1915 and was admitted to No.1 General Hospital at Etrerat on the 1st May. He rejoined his battalion in the field a month later, on the 1st June, and was killed in action on the 14th September 1915.
 
His effects were sent to his parents after his death at their new address, 29 Sessions Road, Kirkdale. These included his identity disc, one wallet and stationery, letters and picture postcards, one piece of stained glass, sixty-three photographs and a map of Flanders.  
Reports on his death appeared in the Evening Express on the 23rd September 1915 and in the Liverpool Echo on the 28th September 1915 and in the Bootle Times on the 1st October 1915. The photo which appeared in the Evening Express report is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
ONE OF THE FOURTH.
   Private A. Hinds, of the 4th King's (Liverpool Regiment), who was only 21 years of age, has fallen in France whole doing his duty to his country. He had been in the battalion about twelve months, and had gone through his training with the determination fixed in his mind to make a good and efficient soldier. That he succeeded was shown by his work at the front. He resided with his parents at 29, Sessions-road, Liverpool. A letter of sympathy has been received from his commanding officer.

Evening Express 23rd September 1915

 
ONE OF THE FOURTH.
   News has just been received of the death of Private Arthur Hinds, of the 4th Battalion K.L.R., who was killed in action in France on September 13. He enlisted at the outbreak of the war, and was drafted out early in the New Year. He was wounded in April. In a letter to his family a comrade says:- "He is sadly missed in the platoon, and  is mourned by all." He formerly resided at 29, Sessions-road, Kirkdale, Liverpool.

Liverpool Echo 28th September 1915

 
A death notice appeared in the Evening Express
 
Newspaper (date) Evening Express (13-Sep-16) Roll of Honour Notice
Rank, Forename(s), Surname Private Arthur Hinds
Regiment, Regimental No, medals Kings Liverpool Regiment
Cause and date of death, age Killed in Action 13-Sep-15 aged 21 years
Information contained in notice Mother address 29 Sessions Road