|Date of birth:||1895|
|Place of birth:||Southampton|
|Regiment / Division:||Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers|
|Died:||20th November 1917 aged 27|
Life before the War
Arthur’s father, John Jarvis, was in the army from 1880 – 1886. He was a private in the Rifle Brigade, based in the Winchester barracks. He married Mary Smith in Winchester in March 1886. When John left the army they moved to 5 Duke Street, Southampton where John took employment in the docks.
Arthur’s 6 siblings were:
|James||yob. 1886 – dod. not known|
|Mary||dob. 1890 – dod. 1934|
|Florence||dob. 1892 – dod. 1935|
|Annie||dob. 1894 – dod. 1974|
|George||dob. 1898 – dod. 1921|
|Harry||dob. 1899 – dod. 1953|
Before joining the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Arthur was in the Army Service Corps. Arthur has no known grave but he is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Panels 5 and 6.
Medals awarded to him posthumously include the 1914-18 War Cross, 1914-18 War Medal and Victory Medal.
John and Mary Jarvis are buried in Southampton Old Cemetery. The inscription on their gravestone reads:
“In loving memory of John the beloved husband of Mary Jarvis who died October 11th 1911 aged 53 years. Also of their son Arthur killed in action in France November 20th 1917 aged 22. George who died February 6th 1921 aged 23.”
|Researcher:||Carol Masters, Arthur’s Great Niece.|
|Published.:||14th January 2014|
|Updated:||Insert dates here|
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