Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 16th November 1916; age 21; KiA. Served 4 years in the Army.

On the 4th December 1916, Mr. Robert Balaam received information from the War Office that Arthur had been killed in action on the 16th November 1916.

Residence: 3, Portman Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 8678

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


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


Grave Reference:

Plot 1 Row K Grave 1.

Bertrancourt Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of Robert Balaam, of 3, Portman Street, Ipswich.




1901   3, Portman Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 3 years old and living with his parents, stepbrother & siblings.

Robert Balaam, 47, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.

Alice Balaam (nee Taylor (1st marriage Turner)), 37, born Ipswich.

Ernest Walter Turner, 16, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

John Robert Balaam, 13, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Walter George Balaam, 11, born Ipswich.

Thirza Balaam, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   3, Portman Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 15 years old, an Errand Boy – Bakery. He was living with his widowed father & brothers.

Robert, 58, a General Labourer.

Walter, 21.

Alfred, 17, an Errand Boy – Bakery.


Arthur’s mother, Alice Balaam died in August 1905, at 3, Portman Street, Ipswich.


Arthur is also commemorated on the war memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich.




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