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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Bedford House Cemetery , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
23 Feb 1889
North Collingham Nottinghamshire
Arthur Starr was born on 23rd February 1889 at North Collingham and was the son of John a farm labourer and Mary Ann Starr née Coleby of North Collingham His father was John was born in 1847 at Collingham and his mother Mary Ann Coleby was born in 1858 at Beckingham, they were married in 1878 their marriage was recorded in the Newark registration district, they went on to have the following children,, George William b1879, Alfred b1881, Susan b1884, Annie b1887, Arthur b1889, Ernest b1892, Dora b1894, Jennie b1896, Herbert b1900 and John Edward b1902, all were born at North Collingham. In 1901 they lived at 111 Queen Street North Collingham Nottinghamshire. In the 1911 census his parents and siblings are still living at North Collingham and are shown as John 64 yrs a farm labourer, he is living with his wife Mary Ann 54 yrs and their children, Alfred 29 yrs a horseman on a farm, Jennie 14 yrs a student and John Edward 9 yrs a scholar. In the same 1911 census we find that Arthur has left the family home, he is a boarder living at 48 Gibbons Street, Old Lenton, Nottingham, he is shown as being 22 yrs, single and a domestic gardener , he is living at the address with Ann Purser 69 yrs of age, a widow. Arthur married his wife Mary Ann Askew in 1914 in Nottingham they lived at 46 Gibbons Street, Old Lenton, his wife later lived at The Cedars, Lenton, Nottingham.
He was a domestic gardener
27 Sep 1915
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46 Gibbons Street, Dunkirk, Nottingham
Rifleman
7th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman Arthur Starr enlisted on 5th December 1914, he gave his age as 25 yrs and 10 months, he gave his occupation as a domestic gardener and was living at 46 Gibbons Street, Dunkirk, Nottingham. He was posted to the 7th battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He embarked from England on 19th May 1915 and was wounded on 4th July 1915 and was admitted to the 43rd Field Ambulance, he rejoined his battalion on 15th August 1915 and was killed in action on 27th September 1915. He is buried at Bedford House Cemetery West-Vlaanderen Belgium Enclosure grave reference 2 6 A 6-8
Newark Advertiser ‘Friday 8 October 1915:- Labourer John Starr and his wife Mary Ann – whose 37-year marriage had produced ten children – received two letters at home in Low Street, North Collingham, informing them of the death of their third son, Arthur (born 1889, North Collingham) a rifleman in the 7th King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Bedford House Cemetery , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Arthur Starr - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Bedford House Cemetery , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle