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Arthur William Salisbury (junior) was born in 1890 the son of Arthur William Salisbury (senior) a lace dresser and Lucy Salisbury (née Smith). Arthur William (senior) was born in 1861 at Radford, Lucy Ann Smith in 1862 at Leicester. Married in 1885 at Nottingham, they had 9 children 5 died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were - Harold b.1885, Ada b.1888, Arthur William b.1890 and Leonard b.1893. In 1911, the family was living at 61, Bloomsgrove Street, Radford, Nottingham. Arthur William 50 yrs is a lace dresser, he is living with his wife Lucy Ann 49 yrs and their sons Arthur William 21 yrs a lace dresser and Leonard 18 yrs was a lace threader. Also living at the address is their married daughter Ada Palethorpe and her family. Arthur William married Gertrude Harris in 1912. They lived at 1, Garden Terrace, Denman Street, Radford, Nottingham. Their son Arthur William Salisbury was born 11th April 1912. With effect from 19/3/1917, Gertrude was awarded a weekly pension of 15 shillings.
Arthur William Salisbury was a lace dresser.
26 Aug 1916
810973 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Arthur William Salisbury enlisted at Nottingham he served with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was killed in action on 26th August 1916 having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 10C, 10D & 11A.
The Soldiers Effects Register and Salisbury's Pension Record Card use the surname Smith (his mother’s maiden name). Arthur William's younger brother Leonard Salisbury was killed in action serving with the Machine Gun Corps 9/10/1917. In Memoriam 27th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post : “SALISBURY. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Private Arthur William Salisbury, killed in action August 26th, 1916. Grant him, O Lord, Thy eternal rest. – From wife, sonny, and mother. “SALISBURY. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Private Arthur William Salisbury, killed in action August 26th, 1916. God will link the broken chain until we meet again. – Sister and brothers, and Len (in France).” Research by Peter Gillings
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