Born: 22nd November 1885, Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Died: 25th October 1916; age: 30: KiA  previously reported wounded & missing.

Enlistment Details: Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Date: 23rd January 1915; Age: 29 years & 2 months; Occupation: Carpenter; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: Elsie Whitman, of Dundurn Place, Winnipeg. Height: 5ft 9 1/2ins, medium complexion, grey eyes & brown hair.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 622169.

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, New Brunswick Regiment, 44th Battalion.

Formerly Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – 3 years.


Final resting place unknown.

Memorial Reference:

Vimy Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1891   49, Tipner Street, Portsea, Hampshire.


Arthur was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Whitman, 32, a Chief Petty Officer – Merchant Navy, born Dengle, Essex.

Esther Whitman (nee Gillingham), 37, born Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Louise E. Whitman, 9, born Portland, Dorset.

William Jack Whitman, 7, born Walton, Suffolk.


1901   45, St. John’s Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 15 years old, a Carpenter’s Apprentice. He was living with his widowed mother, brother & widowed paternal grandfather.

Esther, 47.

William, 17, a Wholesale Provision Merchant’s Clerk.

John Gillingham, 78, born Trimley, Suffolk.


1911   46, Pearce Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 25 years old, an Insurance Agent. He was living with his mother, brother & nephew.

Esther, 57.

William, 27, a Malster’s Clerk.

William Richard Whitman, 6, born Camberwell, London.


In 1912, Ipswich, Arthur married, Elsie Aldred, born 1889, Ipswich.



On the 16th March 1912, 26 year old Arthur, a Carpenter & 22 year old Elsie arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They had departed from Liverpool and sailed on board S.S. ‘Teutonic’

A letter from Ottawa War Office to Mrs Esther Whitman, at 46, Vicarage Road, Camberwell, London. The letter was returned undelivered.

Arthur is remembered on St. John the Baptist church Ipswich WW1 Memorial. ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich.

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