Arthur Frederick Wolfe

Date of birth:                      31st July 1897
Place of birth:                    Edgbaston, Birmingham
Service No.:                        Ex-London Z/1515 AB RNVR
Rank:                                     Temporary Sub Lieutenant
Regiment / Division:      Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Battalion:                             Nelson Battalion
Died:                                      4th February 1917 aged 19 years
Death Location:                France/Flanders

Life before the War
Arthur was born on 31st July 1897 in Edgbaston, Birmingham.  His parents were Arthur and Mary Teresa, nee Organ, who married on 3rd June 1896 in Swansea, Wales.  Arthur was born 1867 in Glamorgan and Mary was born 1870 in Swansea.  Arthur had a sister Julia Mary who was born in 1898 and two brothers, John Charles born 1903 and Roy Walter born in 1909.

In the 1901 census the family was living at 110 Gillett Road, Ladywood, Birmingham.  Arthur senior was working as H.M. Inspector of Factories.  The family had a servant who was working for the family as a Nurse Housemaid.

By 1911 Arthur and his son Arthur had moved to Southampton and were living at 15 Furzedown Road, Highfield.  Arthur senior was employed as H.M. Inspector of Factories, Home Office Civil Servant.  He was employing two servants.

In the 1911 census his wife Mary, with her children John and Roy, were visitors at 54 Bryn Road, Swansea.  The head of the household was Sarah Ellen Organ. Another visitor was Charles Edward Wolfe.

Their daughter Julia was living away from home and was a pupil at a school in Bath, Somerset, at an address 45-46 Poulteney Street.

War Service

Book of Remembrance held at Stoneham’s War Shrine
Arthur Frederick Wolfe
Sub Lieutenant Arthur Frederick Wolfe, Nelson Battalion of the Royal Navy Division. Died in France/Flanders on 4 Feb 1917. Grave/memorial: Thiepval Memorial.

The Thiepval Memorial
Wolfe, Sub-Lieut. Arthur Frederick. R.N.V.R. “Nelson” Bn. R.N. Div. 4th Feb.,1917

Royal Naval Division Casualties of the Great War
Name:                           Arthur Frederick Wolfe
Service Branch:        Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit:                               Nelson Bn.
Rank:                             Temporary Sub Lieutenant
Death Date:                4 Feb 1917
Cause of Death:        Wounded & Missing, later reported killed in action
Burial:                           Thiepval Memorial (MR 21)
Service History:        Ex-Public Schools Bn.;  Enlisted 12/4/15;  Draft for Hawke Bn.;  MEF 28/06/1915;  Joined Hawke Bn.;
18/7/15 to 13/9/15 Dysentery;  Invalided to UK 18/9/1915;  Commissioned 25/10/16;  Draft for BEF 5/12/16;  Joined Nelson Bn. 14/12/16 to 4/2/17 DD.
Service Number:       Ex-London Z/1515 AB RNVR
Notes:                             Born Edgbaston, Birmingham 31/7/1897; A Schoolboy; Eldest son of Arthur and Mary Teresa Wolfe,
“Highfield” Newbridge Ave., Wolverhampton later of 52 St. Judes Rd., West, Wolverhampton.

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