A Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) stonemason visited Streatham Cemetery and carved the name of a forgotten Tooting soldier onto the war memorial, exactly 100 years after his death.

Arthur Mace, from Thurso Street, died of tuberculosis (TB) on October 1, 1918, two years after being discharged from the army because of his poor health. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Streatham Cenetery with no military recognition.

Working as a cinema operator Arthur left Tooting in 1915 and went to Norfolk aged 19 to join a regiment called ‘The Welsh Horse’.

They were destined to be sent to one of the most frightful theatres of war, Gallipoli in Turkey. Papers discovered by Summerstown182 researchers revealed that his sickness was exacerbated by his service there.

They located a death certificate and with the help of an organisation called ‘In From the Cold’ petitioned for him to be added to the CWGC register.

Four years later, his name is now on the memorial and a source of great pride to his family. Genealogist Sheila Hill tracked down Arthur’s niece and they will be visiting the cemetery soon.

Her mother never told her about her two brothers who had served in the First World War, both dying of illness rather than in the battlefield. Summerstown182 founder Geoff Simmons said: "Of all the work we’ve done over the last four years this is something we are probably most proud of. Arthur was written out of history, forgotten by his family - now as it says on the memorial - his name lives for ever more."

Arthur’s younger brother William also died from TB. On the centenary of his death in 2017 he was commemorated with a special ceremony in Streatham Cemetery involving local schoolchildren and his name has been added to the Cemetery Roll of Honour.