Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 8th August 1916; age 27; Died of Wounds. Served – 242 days.

Residence: 26, Wendover Road, Staines, Middlesex.

Occupation: Ironmongers Assistant

Enlistment Details: Location: Egham, Surrey; Date; 11th December 1915; age: 26 years & 8 days; Religion: CofE; Next of Kin: Mother- Mary Singleton, of St. Ann’s, 33, Ruskin Road, Ipswich. Signed up for the duration of the war. Height: 5ft 6ins, fresh complexion, blue eyes & fair hair.


Service: Embarked: 9th June 1916 – Disembarked: 10th June 1916 – Joined battalion in the field – 6th July 1916.

Wounded – shell shock– 15th July 1916 – Rejoined battalion – 19th July 1916.

Wounded in action – 9th August 1916 – sent to 141. Field Ambulance.


Rank: Private; Service Number: G/7519

Regiment: Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Meaulte Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred George & Mary Singleton, of 33, Ruskin Road, Ipswich.






1891   29, Samuel Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred George Singleton, 42, an Undertaker, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Singleton (nee Jordan), 40, born City of London.

Ada Louisa Singleton, 18, a Domestic Help, born Holborn, London.

Laura Elizabeth Singleton, 17, a School Teacher, born Holborn.

Alice Dorothy Singleton, 15, born Fulham, London.

Jessie Lilian Singleton, 8, born Merton, Surrey.

Herbert Leonard Singleton, 6, born Ipswich.

Ralph Frank Singleton, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   73, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 52, an Undertaker.

Mary Ann, 52.

Ada, 28.

Laura, 27, a School Mistress.

Jessie, 18, a Typewriter Worker.

Herbert, 16, at the Telegragh Department – Civil Service.

Ralph, 13.

Percy Reginald Singleton, 9, born Ipswich.


1911   14-17, Furnishing Stores, Deptford Broadway, Deptford, S.E.


Arthur was 22 years old, he was 1 of 10 Assistants working for the Peppercorn Brother’s at their Furnishing Stores.


Arthur’s father, Alfred George Singleton, died March 1907, Ipswich.


On the 30th December 1920, Mary received her late son’s British War medal.

On the 9th July 1921, Mary received her late son’s Victory medal.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary Singleton – mother.


Probate to Mary Singleton – mother.


Arthur is also remembered on Northgate High School Memorial. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 1st Battalion

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