Arthur Albon

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Arthur Albon

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Royal Navy

Rank:                                     
Able Seaman

Service Number:                    
293929

Date of Enlisting:                            
March 1899

Date of death:                        
December 1968

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Unknown

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Arthur joined the Royal Navy in 1899.  He served on the HMS Bacchante providing naval gunfire at Gallipoli and later on the HMS Newcastle in South American waters. He survived the war and died in 1968 in Maidstone, Kent.

He was awarded a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. 

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:     
20 October 1880

Birth Place:                  
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:           
Ashwell; London; later Kent

Marriage:           
19.9.1903

 

Arthur was the fourth son of George and Isabella (nee Smith) of Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Arthur married Agnes Emily Rolfe in Rotherhithe on 19th September 1903.  They had one son, Arthur Rupert George, born on 29th April 1906, in Southwark, London.  Arthur was based at Pembroke barracks, Chatham during his service, serving on various ships, and his family lived in Pedworth Rd, Southwark, London.

Arthur died in December 1968 in Maidstone, Kent.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:

Arthur Albon

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

London and later Kent

Death Date:

12.1968

Enlistment Place:

Not known

Rank:

Able Seaman

Regiment:

Royal Navy

Battalion:

 

Regimental Number:        

293929

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western European, Egyptian

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