Born: 1889, Ipswich.
Died: 19th April 1917; age 28; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 29706.
Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 8th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Eliza Grayston, of Little Barclay Street, Ipswich; husband of F.C. Grayston, of 2, Austin Court, Austin Street, Ipswich.
Brother to ERNEST DANIEL GRAYSTON.
1891 7, Little Barclay Street, Ipswich.
Arthur was 2 years old and living with his parents, brother & maternal cousin.
Thomas Daniel Grayston, 26, a Carpenter, born Ipswich.
Eliza Grayston (nee Wythe), 26, born Ipswich.
Stephen Daniel Grayston, 5, born Ipswich.
Adelaide Sarah Wythe, 10, born Ipswich.
1901 43, Rope Walk, Ipswich.
Arthur was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Thomas, 36, a Carpenter.
Stephen, 15, an Errand Boy.
Ernest Daniel Grayston, 9, born Ipswich.
Jessie Florence Grayston, 6, born Ipswich.
1911 3, Austin Street, Ipswich.
Arthur was 23 years old, a Dock Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Thomas, 47, a Carpenter.
Ernest, 19, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.
Jessie, 16, a Machinist – Sack Factory.
In 1911, Ipswich, Arthur married, Florence Caroline Webster, born March 1887, Ipswich.
They had 3 children:
Florence A. Grayston, 1912, Ipswich.
Arthur A. Grayston, 1913, Ipswich.
Jessie M. Grayston, 1915, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Florence C. Grayston – widow.
Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.
Bedfordshire Regiment, 8th Battalion: