ARTHUR SIDNEY STRUGNELL

 

 

Born: 1883, Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire.

Baptised: Buriton; 6th August 1883; parents: Albert & Catherine Matilda Strugnell.

Died: 15th June 1915; age 33; Died of Wounds at 21st Field Ambulance.

Enlistment Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 5th October 1914 – France.

Rank: Driver; Service Number: 13156

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, 14th Brigade, ‘F’ Battery.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star & Clasp.

 

Grave Reference:

B.23.

Hinges Military Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Buriton, Hampshire.

 

Arthur was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Albert Strugnell, 33, a Horse Carter, born Bruiton.

Catherine Matilda Strugnell (nee Mariner), 31, born Bruiton.

Albert James Strugnell, 11, born Bruiton.

Alice Rosina Strugnell, 9, born Bruiton.

Herbert Harry Strugnell, 6, born Bruiton.

William Ernest Strugnell, 5, born Bruiton.

Emily Susan Strugnell, 3, born Bruiton.

Lily Harriet Strugnell, 11 months, born Bruiton.

 

1901   The Brigade Division, Royal Horse Artillery, N. S. & Y. Batteries, Wellington Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.

 

Arthur was 18 years old, a Soldier ranked Driver.

 

1911   Royal Artillery Barracks, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 28 years old, a Soldier ranked Driver.

 

In 1913, Holly Lodge Baptist Church, Bramford Lane, Ipswich, Arthur married, Lily Maud Wisby, born 1889, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Muriel May Strugnell, born July 1914, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Lily Maud Strugnell – widow.

 

Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary’s Church, Buriton and on the Buriton war memorial.

 

Royal Horse Artillery, 14th Brigade, ‘F’ Battery

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