Arthur Aldis

Arthur was born in Saxlingham Nethergate in 1880. His parents were George and Charlotte Aldis. They had nine children, one of whom died.

William born 1868

Emma born 1870

George born 1872

Eliza born 1875

Ellen born 1877

Elizabeth born 1878

Arthur 1880

Emily born 1883

Daisy born 1887

Before he served in the army Arthur lived with his parents at addresses in the Street and on Pitts Hill in Saxlingham Nethergate.

He worked as a farm labourer and was single.

He was a private in 7th Norfolk Regiment, 16764 and then in Bedfordshire Regiment, 35423. He joined the army in November 1914 and went to France with the Norfolk regiment on 19th October 1915.

He  received a gunshot wound to his left leg which resulted in a flesh wound and contusions on 16 August 1916. He was in the Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St Albans until 23 September 1916 when he was given furlough.

He received an army pension.

He died in Saxlingham Nethergate on 22 November 1920 and probate was given to his brother George Aldis, gardener. His estate was £124 14s 2d.


UK Census Collection

England & Wales, Birth, marriage and death index, 1837-2005

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar 1858-1995

British Army Pension Records, 1914-1920

British Army Medal Roll Index cards, 1914-1920

Military Hospitals Admissions and Discharge Registers WW1

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