William is remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.
Born: 1894, Kersey, Suffolk.
Died: 29th September 1918; age: 24; Died of Dysentery whilst a PoW.
Rank: Private: Service Number: 235117.
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment, 10th Battalion.
Formerly 202773, Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Kate Arthey, of River House, Kersey, Suffolk.
1901 River House, Kersey, Suffolk.
William was 7 years old and living with his parents.
William Ruffell Arthey, 42, a Farmer & Maltster – employer, born Kersey.
Kate Edgar Arthey (nee Foster), 28, born Beckingham, Nottinghamshire.
1 general domestic servant.
1911 River House, Kersey, Suffolk.
William was 17 years old, and working on his father’s farm. He was living with his parents & siblings.
William, 52, a Farmer – employer.
Irene Margherita K. Arthey, 9, born Kersey.
Lancelot Claude Foster Arthey, 8 months, born Kersey.
Soldiers’ Effects to William R. Arthey – father.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary’s Church, Kersey.