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Arthur Gregory was born in Nottingham 1899, the son of John Matthew and Mary Gregory (née Coupland). His father John Matthew was born in 1864, the son of John and Elizabeth Gregory, and baptised at Sneinton St Luke on 25 September 1864. The family was then living on Manchster Street, Nottingham. His mother Mary was born in about 1863 at Stoke Park, Lincoln, the daughter of Sarah Coupland. Her mother married Amos Perrell in 1866 and in 1871 Sarah and Amos were living in Walcott, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, with their two young daughters and Mary Coupland. By 1881 Mary was a general domestic servant in the household of John Dickinson, a fishmonger, and his family at 22 Arkwright Street, Nottingham. Ten years later, by which time Mary was married, Amos and Sarah were also living in Nottingham on Conway Street, with their eight children between the ages of one and 21, including a son, Amos Edgar. John Matthew and Mary were married at Nottingham St Ann on 26 December 1885 and had five children: Louis Albert b. 1886, Florrie b. 9 October 1889, Sarah b. 1894 bap. Nottingham Emmanuel 19 September 1894, Ida b. 16 November 1895 bap. Emmanuel 8 January 1896 and Arthur b. 1899 (reg. J/F/M). In 1891 John (26) a shoe lace maker, and Mary were living on Caroline Street, Nottingham, with their children Louis (5) and Florrie (1). Also in the home was John's widowed mother, Elizabeth. The family was living at 5 Brighton Street, Nottingham, when the two youngest daughters were baptised in 1894 and 1896. By 1901 John and Mary were living on Harold Terrace, Pole Street, with four of their five children: Florrie, Sarah, Ida and Arthur. The eldest son, Louis, has not yet been traced on the census. The family had moved to 18 Hedderley Street, Nottingham by 1911 although John, a thread cord mounter, and Mary had only two children still living at home; Sarah, a laundry maid and Arthur who was still at school. Also in the household were Mary's mother, Sarah Perrell (71), married and an old age pensioner, and their granddaughter, Nellie Gregory (2). Louis Albert, a baker and confectioner (pork merchant) had married Eleanor Anderson Buttress in 1904 and they were living on Rossington Road, Sneinton, with Eleanor's daughter Elizabeth Frances Anderson (12) and their sons Louis George (6) and Albert John (1); another child had died in infancy. Ida was a nurse girl on Main Street, Carlton, in the household of William Henry Bright, a licensed victualler, and his wife and infant daughter. William also employed a general domestic servant and a 'tap lad', Amos Edgar Perrell (24 b. Nottingham), Ida's uncle. The second daughter, Sarah, probably died in 1911 (A/M/J Nottingham). Arthur's parents later lived at 17 Bullivant Street, Alfred Street Central, Nottingham. John Matthew died at 17 Bullivant Street on 10 March 1929 and Mary died in 1938. Of Arthur's siblings: Louis Albert of Bentley Avenue, Carlton, died on 11 November 1963; administration of his Will was awarded to his son, Albert. Florrie married William Bates (b. 10 January 1889) in 1917; he also served in the war. In 1939 they were living on Sabina Street, Nottingham, with their daughter Elsie (b. 10 February 1927. The record of another member of the household remains closed. Florrie died in 1954. Ida married Frederick Forsey (b. 28 September 1878) in 1917. In 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled they were living on Leighton Street, Nottingham. Fred was a railway goods porter and Ida a GPO cleaner. Also in the home was Edna Forsey (b. 18 January 1920), a shirt machinist, their daughter. Ida died in 1965.
12 Sep 1918
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62nd Bn Machine Gun Corps
Private Arthur Gregory enlisted at Nottingham and initially served with the service number 4798 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He later transferred to the 62nd battalion Machine Guns Corps. Arthur was killed in action on 12th September 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois memorial, France (Panel 10). CWGC - History of Vis-en-Artois memorial (extract): 'This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave.' (www.cwgc.org)
Notice published 28th September 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post:- GEGORY. – Killed in action, September 12th, Pte. A. Gregory, M.G.C. A noble life laid down; silently mourned. – Aunt Sarah, Agnes, sister Florrie, Ida, Nellie, brother Louis (in France), brother-in-law Fred, and Will (in Germany), fiancée Edith.” Above courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 12 March 1929: ‘Gregory. March 10th, at 17 Bullivant-street, John M., beloved husband of Mary, age 64. Rest after weariness.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Arthur Gregory - Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)