Born: 1884, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Died: 24th June 1917; age 33; KiA.

Residence: 52, Ruskin Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 235058

Regiment: The Kings(Liverpool) Regiment, 5th Battalion.

Formerly 19850, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery,

West -Vlaanderen,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Priscilla & the late Henry Read; husband of Ethel Elizabeth Read, of 52, Ruskin Road, Ipswich.




1891   6, St. John’s Terrace, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Arthur was 7 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Henry Read, 31, a Clerk & Book Keeper, born Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Priscilla Mary Read (nee Curtis), 32, born Woodbridge.

John Curtis Read, 1, born Woodbridge.


1901   St. John’s Terrace, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Arthur was 17 years old, a Compositor – Printer. He was living with his parents & brother.

Henry, 41, a Dealer in Earthenware – own account.

Priscilla, 41.

John, 11.


1911   3, St. John’s Terrace, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Arthur was 27 years old, a Printer’s Compositor. He was living with his widowed, maternal grandmother & brother.

Emma Curtis, 80, living on Private Means, born Bramford, Suffolk.

John, 21, a Carpenter.


On the 16th November 1865, Arthur’s father, Henry Read, aged 5 was received by the Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children, New South Wales, from his mother.


In 1916, Ipswich, Arthur married, Ethel Elizabeth Lucas, born September 1886, Theberton, Suffolk.


The Kings(Liverpool) Regiment, 5th Battalion




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