ARTHUR JOHN AVIS

Born: 1890, Norwich, Norfolk.

Died: 13th August 1915; Died at Sea. Drowned Dardanelles, Aegean Sea, aboard ‘Royal Edward’, following torpedo attack by enemy submarine.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 9th February 1915; age 25 years; Address: 634, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 8ins.

Embarked: Devonport – 30th July 1915 – Alexandria – 11th August 1915.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 92; Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, East Anglian Clearing Station.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

Panel 199 & 200 or 236 to 239 & 328.

Helles Memorial,

Turkey (Gallipoli).

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur & Alice Jane Avis, of 94, Far Gosford Street, Coventry; husband of Lilian Elizabeth Avis, of 328, Spring Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

1891   6, King’s Road, Lakenham, Norfolk.

Arthur was a year old and living with his parents.

Arthur Avis, 25, a Bricklayer, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Alice Jane Avis (nee Miller), born Mildenhall, Suffolk.

1901   34, Spring Road, Ipswich.

Arthur was 11 years old and living with his parents & sister + maternal uncle.

Arthur, 35, a Builder – own account.

Alice, 34.

Alice Miller Avis, 8, born Ipswich.

Ernest W. Miller, 21, a Carpenter, born Norwich.

1 servant.

1911   634, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Arthur was 21 years old, a Clerk to County Education Committee. He was a boarder at the home of Charles William Pryor.

In 1915, Ipswich, Arthur married Lillian Elizabeth Bucall, born 1891, Ipswich.

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire. A non-combatant roll under the Geneva Convention ,members of the RAMC may only use weapons for self-defense.

‘Royal Edward’:

 

 

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