ARTHUR ALDERTON

Arthur is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

 

Born: 26th May 1872, Ipswich.

Died: 1st November 1914; age 42; KiA at the Battle of Coronel on board H.M.S.’Good Hope.’

Residence: 10, Maxwell Road, Southsea, Hampshire.

Occupation: Fitter.

Enlistment Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire; on the 28th July 1899 Arthur signed up for 12 years. Height: 5ft 4 1/2ins, fresh complexion, blue eyes & light brown hair.

Service:

Excellent – Armourer’s Crew – 28th July 1899 – 12th may 1900

Duke of Wellington – Armourer’s Crew – 13th May 1900 – 12th January 1901

Resolution – Armourer’s Crew – 13th January 1901 – 9th October 1901

Formidable – Armourer’s Crew – 10th October 1901 – 30th September 1904

Excellent – Armourer’s Crew – 1st October 1904 – 19th January 1906

Sapphire II – Armourer’s Crew – 20th January 1906 – 7th April 1906

Excellent – Armourer’s Crew – 8th April 1906 – 28th April 1906

Vernon – Armourer’s Crew – 29th April 1906 – 26th May 1906

Excellent – Armourer’s Crew – 27th May 1906 – 11th August 1906

Victory I – Armourer’s Crew – 12th August 1906 – 1st December 1906

Gladiator – Armourer’s Crew – 2nd December 1906 – 2nd February 1907

Fox – Armourer’s Crew – 3rd February 1907 – 7th June 1907

Forte – Armourer’s Crew – 8th June 1907 – 17th March 1908

Victory II – Armourer’s Crew – 18th March 1908 – 31st March 1908

Duke of Edinburgh – Armourer’s Crew – 1st April 1908 – 14th March 1910

Excellent – Armourer’s Crew – 15th March 1910 – 11th June 1910

Vernon – Armourer’s Crew – 12th June 1910 – 3rd September 1910

Excellent – Armourer’s Crew – 4th September 1910 – 10th September 1910

Grafton – Armourer’s Crew – 11th September 1910

Grafton – Armourer’s Mate – 23rd June 1910 – 30th October 1911

Royal Arthur – Armourer’s Mate – 31st October 1911 – 22nd December 1911

Kent – Armourer’s Mate – 23rd December 1911 – 7th January 1912

James – Armourer’s Mate – 8th January 1912 – 11th January 1912

Bramble – Armourer’s Mate – 12th January 1912 – 12th March 1914

Doris – Armourer’s Mate – 13th March 1914 – 15th May 1914

Excellent – Armourer’s Mate – 16th May 1914 – 16th August 1914

Good Hope – Armourer’s Mate – 17th August 1914 – 1st November 1914.

Character – Very Good.

 

 

Rank: Armourer’s Mate; Service Number: 342982 (Po).

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Good Hope.’

 

Medals Awarded: Good Conduct Medal received 29th May 1915 – sent to the Wills Branch – 19th September 1915.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 5.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial,

Hampshire.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Archibald Henry & Harriet Alderton, of Ipswich; husband of Ellen Alderton, of 10, Maxwell Road, Southsea, Hampshire.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   26, Milner Street, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

 

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

Archibald Henry Alderton, 45, a Mariner, born Shotley, Suffolk.

Harriet Rachel Alderton (nee Glanfield), 43, born Ipswich.

George Anthony Alderton, 20, a Printer Machine Minder, born Ipswich.

Harriet Alderton, 16, a Paper Folder, born Ipswich.

Henry Alderton, 15, a Printer Compositor, born Ipswich.

Selina Alderton, 10, born Ipswich.

Emma Alderton, 9, born Ipswich.

 

1891   26, Milner Street, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 17 years old, an Engine Fitter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 55, a Dock Labourer.

Harriet, 54.

Laura Alderton, 22, a Shoe Fitter, born Ipswich.

Selina, 20, a Stay Maker.

Emma, 19, a Paper Bag Maker.

 

1901   Gibraltar

 

Arthur was 28 years old, an Armourer’s Crew for the Royal Navy on board H.M.S.’Resolution,’ a First Class Battleship, Channel Squadron – Captain William Wilson.

 

1911   30, Liss Road, Southsea, Hampshire.

 

Arthur was 38 years old, an Armourer’s Mate – Royal Navy. He was married and Head of the Household.

Ellen, 33.

 

Arthur’s mother, Harriet Rachel Alderton died 1900, Ipswich.

 

In 1909, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Arthur married Ellen Mary Gill, born November 1877, Chertsey, Surrey.

H.M.S.’Good Hope.’

 

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