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 was based – died at the Military Hospital, Ipswich.

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

Enlistment Location: Hackney, London.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 3528.

Regiment: London Regiment, 10th Battalion.


The funeral service was held on Wednesday, 24th May 1916, and conducted by a Military Chaplain.


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, stepmother, 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, stepmother & 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 stepmother Mary Lamy died 1914, Bethnal Green.


On the 16th May 1887, Arthur’s father, Henry, of 26, Wolverley Street, Bethnal Green registered his son for admission to attend the Wilmott Street School, Tower Hamlets. Arthur had never attended school before.


On the 3rd February 1902, at St. Paul’s Church, Bethnal Green, London, 23 year old Arthur, a Carman, of  51, Goldsmith’s Buildings, Goldsmith’s Row, Bethnal Green married 24 year old Charlotte Elizabeth Ashley, of  2, Queen’s Buildings, Princes Place, Bethnal Green, born February 1875, Bethnal Green, London – daughter of Charles Ashley, a picture frame maker and Charlotte Ashley (nee Herring), of Bethnal Green.

Charlotte and Arthur had seven 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.

William George Lamy, born July 1908, Bethnal Green.

Henry Lamy, born August 1910, Bethnal Green.

George Albert Lamy, born September 1912, Bethnal Green.

Charles Arthur Lamy, born November 1914, Bethnal Green.


Soldiers’ Effects to Charlotte Lamy – widow.


The 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.


Evening Star – Thursday, 25th May 1916 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICHOn Wednesday, 24th May 1916, the funeral took place at Ipswich Cemetery of Rifleman Arthur Lamy, 2/10th City of London Rifles, who died at the local Military Hospital. The coffin of polished elm, with black fittings, covered with the Union Jack, on which rested the deceased soldier’s cap and belt, was conveyed to the Cemetery on a gun carriage. The firing party, buglers and bearers were supplied by the 2/10th City of London. On arrival at the Cemetery, the service was conducted by a Military Chaplain, after which three volleys were fired and the buglers sounded the “Last Post.” The mourners were the widow and sister. There were several floral tributes, including some from his comrades. Messrs. Hastings and Son, the Government contractors carried out the funeral arrangements.


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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