Albon, Arthur

Albon, Arthur



Military History:


Royal Navy

Able Seaman

Service Number:                    

Date of Enlisting:                            
March 1899

Date of death:                        
December 1968


Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Arthur joined the Royal Navy in 1899.  He served on the HMS Bacchante providing naval gunfire at Gallipoli and later on the HMS Newcastle in South American waters. He survived the war and died in 1968 in Maidstone, Kent.

He was awarded a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:     
20 October 1880

Birth Place:                  
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Ashwell; London; later Kent



Arthur was the fourth son of George and Isabella (nee Smith) of Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Arthur married Agnes Emily Rolfe in Rotherhithe on 19th September 1903.  They had one son, Arthur Rupert George, born on 29th April 1906, in Southwark, London.  Arthur was based at Pembroke barracks, Chatham during his service, serving on various ships, and his family lived in Pedworth Rd, Southwark, London.

Arthur died in December 1968 in Maidstone, Kent.




Name:Arthur Albon
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:London and later Kent
Death Date:12.1968
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Able Seaman
Regiment:Royal Navy
Regimental Number:        293929
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western European, Egyptian

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