Born; 1895, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 20th October 1914; age 19; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Occupation: a Box Liner.

Enlistment Location; Ipswich; Date: 19th January 1912.

Date of Entry Therein; 16th August 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 8908

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 8.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Florence Smith, of 65, Purplett Street, Stoke, Ipswich.




1901   88, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 4 years old and living with his mother & step father.

Arthur Buckle, 23, a Dock Labourer, born Yorkshire.

Florence Buckle (nee Gardiner), 25, a Card Box Maker, born Ipswich.


1911   9, Arthur Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 14 years old, a Warehouse Boy – Box Company. He was living with his mother and mother’s husband.

Walter Scott Smith, 35, a General Labourer – Lawn Mowers.

Florence Smith, 35, a Box maker – Box Company.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Florence Smith – mother.


Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial’s at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich and St. Clement’s Church, Ipswich.

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Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:



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