[Skip to content]

  • Buried in Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, France. (www.cwgc.org)
Person Details
Arthur was the son of Henry (Harry) Daniel Gregory and his second wife Rebecca (née Boot). His father Harry Daniel was born in Nottingham on 19 November 1865. He married Mary Pearson at Basford St Leodegarius on 2 April 1888 and they had two children, Lucy Mabel b. 1888 (O/N/D) and Silby Harry b. 7 March 1892. In 1891 Harry, a lace draughtsman, and Mary (27) were living on Springfield Street, Basford, with their daughter Lucy (2). Their son was born the following year and Mary died in 1893 aged about 29. His mother Rebecca was born in Lenton on 10 March 1871, the daughter of William and Sarah Boot. Her father was licensee of the Boat Inn on Priory Street, Lenton, in 1871. Harry and Rebecca were married at Lenton St Anthony on 7 October 1897 and had three children: Arthur Boot b. 1899, Frank William b. 10 July 1905 and Phyllis b. 1908. In 1901 Harry, a Leivers lace draughtsman, and Rebecca were living at 46 Springfield Street, Lenton, with their children Lucy, Silby and Arthur (2). Harry and Margaret were at the same address in 1911. Four of the five children were still living at home: Silby a plumber's apprentice, Arthur, Frank (5) and Phyllis (2). Lucy, a hosiery mender, was living with an uncle and aunt, John and Emma Hallam, on Chard Street, Nottingham. Arthur's parents were still at 46 Springfield Street when he was killed in 1918. In 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled Harry and Rebecca were living at 50 Springfield Street. Harry died in 1946 and Rebecca in 1964. Arthur's half brother, Silby, probably served in the Royal Horse Artillery (608329 Driver) during the war. He married Hilda H Stevens (b. 1 June 1891) in 1920. In 1939 they were living at 7 Market Place, Nottingham; Silby was a master plumber. The records of two other members of the household remain closed but may be those of Joyce M. Gregory b. 1925 and Barbara Gregory b. 1927. Silby died in 1968. Arthur's brother Frank William and his wife Alice (b. 4 February 1907) were living on Rosslyn Drive Nottingham in 1939. The closed record of another member of the household may have been that of Sylvia Gregory b. 1933. Frank died in 1991. Arthur's half-sister Lucy may have married Amos L Woolley in 1916 and his sister Phyllis may have married Leslie Bexon in 1934.
08 Oct 1918
307821 - CWGC Website
46, Springfield Street, New Basford, Nottingham. Enlisted Chiswick, Middlesex.
1st Bn Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment. Formerly M/315052 RASC Private Arthur Boot Gregory was killed in action on 8th October 1918. He is buried in Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, France (grave ref. III.C.8). His grave was moved to the cemetery after the Armistice. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC - History of Naves Communal Cemetery Extension (extract): 'The Extension was begun by the 49th (West Riding) Division in October, 1918, after the capture of the village on the 10th. The 31 graves then made are now in Plot V; Plots I to IV were made after the Armistice, by the concentration of graves from smaller cemeteries and from the battlefields of Cambrai [cemeteries listed].' (www.cwgc.org)
CWGC headstone, personal inscription: 'Rest in peace' Note: St Leogegarius Roll of Honour: GREGORY Arthur Boot, Private, Bedfordshire (sic) Regiment, 8 October 1918. The Medal Rolls Index Card also gives his regiment as the Bedfordshire Regiment. Registers of Soldiers Effects: his mother Rebecca was his sole legatee. 'In memoriam' notices published 8th October 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “GREGORY. — In loving memory of Pte. Arthur Gregory, killed action October 8th, 1918. morning dawns or night returns, but think thee.—Mother, father, Silby, Frank, Phyllis.' “GREGORY. — In affectionate remembrance our dear friend Arthur, killed in action October 8th, 1918. Fondly remembered. — Fanny, Jack, Sallie, and Harry.' “GREGORY. — In affectionate remembrance of a dear friend Arthur, killed action October 8th, 1918. Ever in our thoughts. — Clarice and Dick.' “GREGORY. — In loving memory of Pte. Arthur Gregory, killed action October 8th, 1918. Always in my thoughts. — fiancee Flo.' “GREGORY. — In loving Pte. Arthur B. Gregory, killed in action October 8th, 1918. Never forgotten. — Mabel.' “GREGORY. — In loving memory of Pte. A. B. Gregory, killed in action October 8th, 1918. Till we meet again. — From his chum Fred Deacon'. “GREGORY. — In affectionate remembrance of Arthur, killed in action October 8th, 1918. A noble life laid down. — Mr. and Mrs. W. Wallis and family.” Above notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Remembered on


  • Buried in Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Arthur Boot Gregory - Buried in Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, France. (www.cwgc.org)