Born in 1893 at Leytonstone, son of James William (Stationers Manager) and Sarah Barratt. 1901: With his parents at “Woodside” Hadgate Road, Leyton. 1911: Parents and family (but not Arthur) recorded at “Idmiston” 11 Monkhams Avenue, Woodford Green. The location of Arthur is not known. He was an Old Bancroftian having studied there from 1904-1909.
A Private in the Territorial RAMC, he arrived in France on 16th January 1915. His unit was attached to 85 Brigade which was involved in the fighting at the Battle of Ypres and Hill 60 in April/May 1915. He was well regarded, being entrusted with the care of seriously ill patients.
His records show that Arthur Died on Active Service in this area of Belgium. In fact he contracted blood poisoning, became a patient and died in the hospital where he worked.
Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian
For more information on this individual please see The Old Bancroftian website.