Born: 1891, Witnesham, Suffolk.

Died: 23rd April 1917; age 25; KiA.

Residence: 66, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 200734

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly: 2903, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Eleanor Palmer-Gowing, of Westerfield; husband of J. Chivers (formerly Palmer-Gowing), of 6, Lucas Road, Colchester, Essex.




1901   Bransons Cottage, Playford, Suffolk.


Arthur was 9 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

George Palmer-Gowing, 42, a Farm Labourer, born Pettaugh, Suffolk.

Eleanor Palmer-Gowing (nee Smith), 38, born Witnesham, Suffolk.

George Palmer-Gowing, 13, a Farm Labourer, born Ipswich.

Ernest James Palmer-Gowing, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   near The Hall, Westerfield, Suffolk.


Arthur was 19 years old, a Shepherd on a Farm. He was living with his parents & brothers.

George, 53, a Stockman/Army Pensioner.

Eleanor, 48.

Ernest, 11.

Sidney Josiah Palmer-Gowing, 7, born Witnesham.


In 1914, Ipswich, Arthur married Jane Pilgrim, a domestic servant, born October 1887, Westerfield, Suffolk – daughter of George Pilgrim, a brewer’s labourer, and Emma Pilgrim (nee Turner), of Westerfield.


Soldiers’ Effects to Jane Palmer-Gowing – widow.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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