Born: 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 5th March 1918; age: 24; at Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire.

Rank: Air Mechanic 2nd Class; Service Number: 10503.

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Arthur does not have a Portland headstone. Clara purchased a headstone for her only son.


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs C. Meadows, of 4, Dial House, Ipswich.




1901   Lodge No. 2, Holme Wood, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 7 years old and living with his parents & sisters at his father’s place of employment with 61 year old, Mr. James Edward Ransome, an Agricultural Engineer.

Arthur Meadows, 38, a Coachman – Domestic, born Burstall, Suffolk.

Clara Annie Meadows (nee Sheppard), 38, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Ruby Violet Meadows, 5, born Ipswich.

Violet May Meadows, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   4, Dial Lane, Ipswich.


Arthur was 17 years old and living with his widowed mother & sisters.

Clara, 45, the Temperance Hotel Keeper – at home.

Ruby, 15.

Violet, 13.

3 visitors.


Arthur’s father, Arthur Meadows died 1909, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Clara A. Meadows – mother & Messrs. Edward S. Singleton Ltd – £3.-.

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