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  • The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Arthur Bee at the Nottingham General Cemetery courtesy of Peter Gillings
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Radford Nottingham
Arthur Bee was born in 1884 the son of Robert a lace dresser and Annie Bee née Purdy. His father was born in 1862 in Nottingham and his mother in 1864 also at Nottingham. They were married on 7th April 1883 at St Ann’s. Arthur’s father died aged 24 when he was two. In 1891 he and his mother lived with his grandmother Mary Purdy, a widowed midwife, at 14 Cambridge Street Nottingham. In 1901 Arthur and his mother lived at 3 Schooner Street Radford Nottingham. In 1911 Arthur was serving with 1st Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in Hong Kong. Arthur married Minnie Offler in 1916 and they lived at 105 Denison Street Radford.
He was a lace threader before enlistment.
14 Feb 1919
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Private
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Arthur Bee enlisted at Nottingham and landed in France on 30th August 1914 as a reinforcement to the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He served throughout the war being eventually transferred to the Labour Corps. He died at his home address 105 Denman Street Nottingham and buried in the Nottingham General Cemetery Grave Reference: 03522.
In Memoriam notice published 14th February 1920 in the Nottingham Evening Post: “BEE. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. A. Bee, K.O.Y.L.I., who died at 105, Denison-street, February 14th, 1919. Ever in our thoughts. – Sadly missed by his loving wife Minnie, father-in-law, Ada and Bob.” Notice courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Arthur Bee at the Nottingham General Cemetery courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Arthur Bee - The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Arthur Bee at the Nottingham General Cemetery courtesy of Peter Gillings