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He was the son of Arthur and Rose Gilding of 189 Woolmer Road, Meadows, Nottingham, and had five brothers and one sister. In 1901 the family was living at 66 Lamcote Grove, Meadows, Nottingham but they had moved to Woolmer Road by the time of the 1911 census. According to the information on the census, Arthur's parents had been married for 19 years and had had eight children, of whom seven were still living. All seven children were still living at home: Arthur Ernest (18), Walter Edward (17), Henry Percy (16), Thomas Leslie (12), Rose Evelyn (8), Bernard Louis (6) and Clarence George (8 months). Arthur's brother, Thomas Leslie Gilding, MGC, was killed in action 27 May 1918.
He was a hosiery warehouseman.
27 Sep 1918
894541 - CWGC Website
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Arthur Ernest Gilding, enlisted at Nottingham and served with “C” Company, 2/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) (Robin Hood Rifles), he died of pneumonia on 27th September 1918, while a prisoner of war and is buried in Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery (grave ref IX. A. 5)
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 24 January 1919: 'Gilding. On September 27th 1918, died of pneumonia while in German hands at Mons, Private Arthur Ernest Gilding, age 27, eldest son of Mr and Mrs A Gilding, 18 Woolmer Road, Nottingham. Also Private Thomas Leslie Gilding, age 19, 21st Machine Gun Corps, missing May 27th 1918 now believed killed. Father, mother, sisters, brother.'
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