Arthur Edward Kingham

Name

Arthur Edward Kingham
1897

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

19/10/1918
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
G/35628
The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment
7th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY
XVII. AA. 10.
France

Headstone

>He has no Headstone Inscription.

UK Memorials

Wigginton Village Memorial

Pre War

  Arthur Edward Kingham was born in 1897, in Wigginton, Herts, son of Frederick Kingham, a Grocer (B 1852 in Tring, Herts) and Sarah Kingham (B 1859 in Wigginton).


The 1901 Census records Arthur aged 3, living with his parents, sisters Alice 17, Annie 12, Evelyn 9, Doris 3 months, brothers John 14 and George 7, at The Bottom, Wigginton, Herts.


1911 Census records Arthur aged 12, living with his parents, brother George 17 and sister Doris 10, at The Bottom, Wigginton, Herts.

Wartime Service

Arthur enlisted in Hertfordshire and posted to The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) with the Service No. 35628.


Arthur died of Pneumonia at No. 41 Stationary Hospital in France on 19 October 1918. Age 21. He was initially buried at Dury Hospital Cemetery. Map Ref; 62e. R. 27. c. 95. 90. Plot 2, Row A, Grave 7. Later exhumed and reburied at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave XVII. AA. 10.


The 7th Battalion was formed in Canterbury, in September 1914, as part of the Second Army (K2) then moved to Purfleet, joining the 55th Brigade, of the 18th (Eastern) Division. They were Mobilised for war in July 1915, landing at Boulogne and seeing action at various locations on the Western Front.

Additional Information

The value of his effects were £1-11s-3d, which went to his mother Sarah.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Jonty Wild, Paul Johnson