Arthur is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 27th May 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 5th September 1914; age 20; on board H.M.S. ‘Pathfinder’ KiA with submarine off Firth of Forth.


Rank: Stoker 2nd Class; Service Number: S.S.115038 (Ch.).

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Pathfinder.’


Memorial Reference:


Chatham Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Julia Morphew, of 13, Vicarage Gardens, West Ham, Essex.




1901   2, Vicarage Garden’s, West Ham, Essex.


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

John Morphew, 39, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.

Julia Morphew (nee Smoker), 30, born Southampton, Hampshire.

Elizabeth Morphew, 9, born Ipswich.

Thomas Morphew, 7, born Ipswich.

Charles Morphew, 2, born Stratford, Essex.


1911   5, Reynold’s Road, Vicarage Lane, West Ham, Essex.


Arthur was 15 years old, a Tin Smith. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 49, a General Labourer – out of work.

Julia, 39.

Thomas, 17, a Grocer’s Shop Boy.

Sarah Morphew, 7, born Stratford.

George Morphew, 3, born Stratford.

Joseph Albert Morphew, 1, born Stratford.





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