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.


Grave Reference:


Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery,



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.

Kate, 38.

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.

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