ARTHUR HERBERT PAGE

Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper

 Born: 4th January 1891, Ridgnalls, Great Horkesley, Essex.

 Died: 19th July 1916; age: 25; KiA at Longueval village – whilst leading his platoon in an endeavour to get round an enemy machine gun that was holding up the attack.

 Residence: Ridgnalls, Great Horkesley, Essex.

 Occupation: a Land Agent & Surveyor, holding a position in the London Office of Messrs. Strutt & Parker, of Russell Square.

 

After serving in the Inns of Court O.T.C., he received his commission in December 1914.

 

Date of Entry Therein: 20th December 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Second Lieutenant.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Pier and Face 1C and 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Page, of Ridgnalls, Great Horkesley, Essex.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Ridgnalls, Great Horkesley, Essex.

 

Arthur was 3 months old and living with his parents.

William Herbert Page, 31, a Farmer – employer, born Boxted, Essex.

Alice Jane Page (nee Sutton), 30, born Islington, Middlesex.

2 general domestic servants.

 

1901   The Grammar School, Christopher Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk.

 

Arthur was 10 years old, a Scholar & Boarder at the boys school. His 9 year old, brother, Alec William Page was the youngest of the 15 boys. Headmaster – William G. Normandale.

 

1911   21, Clarendon Road, Putney, London.

 

Arthur was 20 years old, a Commercial Clerk – Land Agents. He was living with his maternal grandparents, aunt & uncle.

Thomas Sutton, 78, a retired Commercial Clerk – Importer Foreign Produce, born Islington.

Mary Jane Sutton, 72, born Islington.

Arthur Herbert Sutton, 50, a Commercial Clerk – Commission Agent, born Islington.

Florence Mary Sutton, 48, a Companion, born Islington.

1 general domestic servant.

 

Arthur attended Ipswich School – entered 1904.

Ipswich School magazine – November 1916.

 

Arthur’s medals were sent to his father, William H. Page, at Ridgnalls, Great Horkesley, Essex.

 

Probate to Alec William Page, a farmer – brother.

 

Arthur is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School, and on the war memorial at St. John’s Chapel of Ease, Great Horkesley, and on the war memorial at All Saint’s Churchyard, Great Horkesley. Inside All Saint’s Church, Arthur has a private memorial and a brass plate on a lectern given in his honour by his family.

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