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  • Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
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Sneinton Nottingham
Arthur Gerald was the son of Samuel and Annie Brotherhood (née Jackson). His father was born in London in about 1845 and his mother was born in Sneinton in about 1852. Samuel and Annie were married at Nottingham St Mary in September 1870 and had six children, one of whom died in childhood: George James b. 1872, Lavinia Ann birth registered 1874 (J/F/M), Walter Herridge birth registered 1876 (J/F/M), Samuel Ardley b. 1878 d. abt 1880, Arthur Gerald b. 1882 and Ernest William b. 1884. With the exception of Walter and Samuel for whom no baptism record has yet been traced, the other four children were baptised at Sneinton St Stephen, Arthur on 9 April 1882. Samuel, a carpenter and Venetian blind maker, and Annie lived at 2 Colton Terrace after their marriage and were still living there when their fourth son, Arthur, was baptised in 1882. However, by 1891 Samuel and Annie were living at 91 Sneinton Road, Sneinton, with four of their five surviving children: Lavinia a music teacher, Walter who worked with his father as a Venetian blind maker, and Arthur and Ernest who were still at school. George, the eldest son, also a Venetian blind maker, was living with his grandparents, John and Elizabeth Hunt, also on Sneinton Road. George (18) had attested in the 4th Bn. Notts & Derby Regiment (Militia) on 14 April 1891, was 'present' in 1892 but only served until 20 February 1893 when he was discharged by purchase. Samuel and Annie, were still living at 91 Sneinton Road in 1901. Their sons Arthur and Ernest were both Venetian blind makers and Annie was also assisting in the business as a machinist. Walter was also a Venetian blind maker but he had married Elizabeth Jane Taylor at Hyson Green St Paul in 1900 and they were living in Russell Place, Nottingham. George, a roofing slater, was recorded boarding with a family in Rochford, Essex, while the only daughter, Lavinia, had married Harry Jeyes at Meadows St Saviour in 1895 and they and their three children were living in Aston, Birmingham. Arthur and Ernest were still living with their parents at 91 Sneinton Road in 1911, but Ernest was now employed as a tripe dresser and his mother was no longer working in the business. Walter, now living with his wife in Cairns Square, Nottingham, was still assisting in his father's business. Arthur's older brother, Ernest, also served in the war and died of wounds on 21 May 1916. (See 'Extra information.') Their mother completed a form for the army in May 1919 listing Ernest's surviving blood relatives: Parents: Samuel and Annie, 91 Sneinton Road, Sneinton. Brothers: George (47) Southend-on-Sea; Walter (43) Brierley Street Meadows Nottingham; Arthur (38) 'Army-missing.' (Note: See 'Extra information') Sister: Lavinia Jeyes, Small Heath Birmingham. According to one military record, Arthur had a child by Clara Brotherhood (sic) who was described as his 'unmarried wife and guardian of illegitimate child.' Samuel Brotherhood died in 1921 and his widow Annie in 1925.
1901/1911 - Venetian blind maker.
21 Mar 1918
742349 - CWGC Website
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Private
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
CWGC record and Sherwood Foresters ROH give his first name as 'Albert' but the Registers of Soldiers' Effects and WW1 Pension Ledgers Index Cards have 'Arthur.' The 7th (Robin Hood) Bn Sherwood Foresters, popularly known as 'The Robin Hoods’ replaced the Robin Hood Rifles following the formation of the Territorial Force in April 1908. The Robin Hoods formed three battalions (1/7th, 2/7th, 3/7th) in September 1914 as second line Territorial units. From August 1915 it was part of 176th Brigade, 59th (2nd North Midland) Division. 2/7th Bn was moved to Dublin on 26 April 1916 during the Easter uprising but returned to England in January 1917 in readiness for service on the Western Front. The battalion disembarked Le Havre on 27 February 1917 and the following year, as the 7th Battalion, took part in the Battle of St Quentin (21-23 March 1918). Arthur was reported missing in action on 21 March 1918, the first day of the German Spring offensive. The Register of Soldiers' Effects gave the date as 'death presumed.' He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France (Panel 7), which is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras. Arthur qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC - History of Arras Memorial (extract): The Memorial 'commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918, the eve of the Advance to Victory, and have no known grave. The most conspicuous events of this period were the Arras offensive of April-May 1917, and the German attack in the spring of 1918.' (www.cwgc.org)
Arthur's youngest brother, Ernest William, served with the 2nd Bn.York and Lancaster Regiment (23153 Private) and died of wounds on 21 May 1916. He is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, France. (See record on this Roll of Honour) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: His legatee was his father Samuel. WW1 Pension Ledgers Index Cards: named Clara Brotherhood, 'unmarried wife and guardian of illegitimate child.'
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    Arthur Gerald Brotherhood - Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)