ARTHUR FRANK NUNN

 

 

Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 12th October 1917; age 22; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 25th July 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 14592

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1915 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 40 to 41 & 162 to 162A.

Tyne Cot Memorial,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry Nunn, of 9, Tanner’s Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   78, Foundation Street, Ipswich.

 

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

Henry Nunn, 38, a Maltster, born Copdock, Suffolk.

Sabina Nunn (nee Baldwin), 38, born Grundisburgh, Suffolk.

Ellen Sabina Nunn, 11, born Grundisburgh.

James Henry Nunn, 7, born Grundisburgh.

William Nunn, 6, born Grundisburgh.

1 boarder.

 

1911   9, Tanners Lane, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 21 years old, a Quay Labourer. He was living with his father & stepmother.

Henry, 60, a Quay Labourer.

Mary Ann Nunn, 63.

 

Arthur’s mother, Sabina Nunn died in December 1892,  at her residence 78, Foundation Street, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Henry Nunn – father.

 

Arthur is also remembered on the handwritten war memorial at The Mission Free Church, Curriers Lane, Ipswich and St. Mary le Elm Church, Ipswich.

 

Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion:

At 05.25 am on 12th October 1917, a British attack was launched between the Ypres-Roulers railway and Houthulstforest. An hour later the 8th Battalion was moved forward in the wake of the 55th Brigade. A considerable enemy barrage and heavy machine gun fire were encountered. Shell holes were full of water and the men had to struggle to prevent themselves from drowning. Due to the very severe conditions, the advance was halted. The Battalion suffered 232 casualties.

 

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