Photograph courtesy of James.


Born: 21st February 1878, Bethnal Green, London.

Baptised: 17th March 1878, at St. James the Great, Bethnal Green, London. Parents: Sarah & Henry Lamy, a Chair Maker. Address: 14, Southboro Place, Bethnal Green.

Died: 20th May 1916; age: 38; accidentally killed when a horse fell on him at Ipswich – where the 2/10th Battalion were based.

Residence: 10, Peacock Street, Bethnal Green, London.

Enlistment Location: Hackney, London.

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 3528.

Regiment: London Regiment, 10th Battalion.

Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



1881   Cottage at the back of 161, Bancroft Road, Mile End, London.

Arthur was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry Lamy, 31, a Chair Maker, born Bethnal Green.

Sarah Elizabeth Lamy (Bowyer), 29, a Trouser Maker, born City of London.

Henry Alfred George Lamy, 10, born Hackney, London.

Alfred William Lamy, 8, born Bethnal Green.

Rosina Sarah Lamy, 4 months, born Mile End, London.

1891   86, Mount Street, Bethnal Green, London.

Arthur was 13 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his father, step mother, siblings & step siblings.

Henry, 44, a Chair Maker.

Mary Ann Lamy (nee Gibbons), 33, born Bethnal Green.

Rose, 10.

Florence Lilian Lamy, 8, born Bethnal Green.

George William Lamy, 3, born Bethnal Green.

William George Lamy, 1 born Bethnal Green.

1 boarder.

1901   30, Fuller Street, Bethnal Green, London.

Arthur was 23 years old, a Book Folder. He was living with his father, step mother & step siblings.

Henry, 51, a Chair Maker.

Mary, 45.

George, 13.

William, 11.

John Edwin Lamy, 9, born Bethnal Green.

Emily Elizabeth Maria Lamy, 8, born Bethnal Green.

1911   7, Gossett Street, Bethnal Green, London.

Arthur was 33 years old, a Chair Finisher – Chair Makers. He was married and Head of the Household.

Charlotte, 37.

Arthur, 7.

Alfred, 6.

Rose, 4.

William, 3.

Henry, 7 months.

Arthur’s step mother Mary Lamy died 1914, Bethnal Green.

On the 3rd February 1902, at St. Paul’s Church, Bethnal Green, London. Arthur married Charlotte Elizabeth Ashley, born February 1875, Bethnal Green, London.

At the time of their marriage, Arthur was 23 years old, a Carman, he was living at 51, Goldsmith’s Buildings, Goldsmith’s Row, Bethnal Green. Charlotte was 24, and living at 2, Queen’s Buildings, Princes Place, Bethnal Green – father – Charles Ashley, a Picture Frame Maker.

They had 7 children:

Arthur Charles Lamy, born November 1903, Bethnal Green – baptised: 9th December 1903, at St. Mary’s Haggerston. Address: 33, Brunwick Street, Haggerston. Arthur was a Carman.

Alfred Henry Lamy, born 1904, Bethnal Green – baptised: 29th December 1904, at St. Matthew’s Church, Bethnal Green. Address: 40, Portland Row, Bethnal Green. Arthur was a Carman.

Rose Elizabeth Lamy, born 1907, Bethnal Green.

Henry Lamy, born August 1910, Bethnal Green.

William George Lamy, born July 1908, Bethnal Green.

George Albert Lamy, born September 1912, Bethnal Green.

Charles Arthur Lamy, born November 1914, Bethnal Green.

Soldiers’ Effects to Charlotte Lamy – widow.

Family photograph shows Arthur with his mother-in-law, Charlotte Ashley (nee Herring) with George Albert on her lap and Arthur’s wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Lamy (nee Ashley), with their son Charles Arthur on her lap.

Arthur is also remembered on the Roll of Honour for Bethnal Green, London.

A Family Note from Bob:

Arthur was a pre WW1 Territorial and rejoined the colours on the outbreak of war, the Lamy’s have a bit of a military history, my dad Charles was a territorial soldier when WW2 broke out and he served 6 yrs with the Essex Regiment (Wounded at El Alamein on his birthday 11th Nov 1942) some of his brothers also served – I served 7 yrs with the Parachute Regiment.

London Regiment, 10th Battalion.


  • Thank you for publishing this memory of Arthur. I am a 2nd cousin 2 x removed of Arthur. My mother was a Lamy and am trying to link some of the Lamy family from Bethnal Green and Hackney. I would be pleased to hear from any of Arthurs family who would like to share memories.

  • Arthur Lamy was my paternal grandad, I was born in Bethnal Green to Arthur’s second son Alfred Henr6. I’ve only just seen this site but hope you are still connected and c9ntact me.
    Pat x


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