Born: 1898, Ipswich.
Died: 1st October 1918; age 20; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 43164
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Formerly 2344, Suffolk Cyclist Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of W. & Mrs L. Barham, of 134, Finchley Road, Ipswich.
1901 134, Finchley Road, Ipswich.
Arthur was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
William Barham, 41, a Maltster, born Marlesford, Suffolk.
Laura Barham (nee Martin), 41, born Grundisburgh, Suffolk.
William James Barham, 15, an Iron Foundry Labourer, born Ipswich.
Elizabeth Barham, 10, born Ipswich.
Rose Barham, 7, born Ipswich.
Walter Martin Barham, 5, born Ipswich.
Charles Edward barham, 5 months, born Ipswich.
(Arthur far right)
William and Laura Barham and their Children. From top left to bottom right the people are:
Top: Walter, Elizabeth (Lizzie), Florence (Florrie), William (Bill), Annie, Arthur.
Bottom: Rose, William Barham, Fred, Laura Barham, Margaret (Maggie).
1911 134, Finchley Road, Ipswich.
Arthur was 13 years old, he attended school & was a News Boy. He was living with his parents, siblings & nephews.
William, 51, a Maltster’s Labourer – Corn Merchant.
Elizabeth, 20, a Waitress – Tea Rooms – Corset Factory.
Walter Martin Barham, 15, an Errand Boy – Stationery Printers.
Frederick Stanley Barham, 7, born Ipswich.
Florence Jane Smith (nee Barham), 27, born Ipswich.
William Robert Smith, 2, born Carlton Colville, Suffolk.
Frederick Charles Smith, 1, born Carlton Colville.
Soldiers’ Effects to William Barham – father.
Arthur is also remembered on St. Michael’s Church War Memorial Ipswich.
Photographs courtesy of Laura.
Wedding of ARTHUR ROBERT CRACKNELL
ARTHUR GEORGE BARHAM
THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 2nd Battalion:
The 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment moved to the trenches on the 30th September 1918 between Ribecourt and Marcoing in preparation for the attack on “Rumilly trench system”. The morning attack as part of the 76th Brigade made some progress until it hit the front and support trenches of the German lines. The trenches were full of Germans, many of which had surrendered, but had taken up valuable time as the barrage moved further on. Heavy machine gun fire came from the flank, stalling the advance. Fierce and bitter fighting continued into the village during the day, with 180 casualties.