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13208 Lance Serjeant Arthur Jack Field

'A' Company, 9th(Service) Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916


Born in Branden Suffolk in 1892.

His parents were Robert Field(1865-1915) and Esther Emma Powell(1870-1956). They were married in 1892.

Arthur had 4 brothers;

Herbert Franklin(18/08/1896-1985),

Charles Euston(06/12/1898-1970),

Eric George(19/02/1903-1982) and

Philip Russell(05/08/1908-1973).

He also had 2 sisters;

Phyllis Kathleen( 13/05/1894-1985) and

 Gwendoline Madge(04/01/1907-2000). 


In the 1901 census, the family were recorded as living at 63 Thetford Road, Brandon ,Suffolk. Robert Field was employed as a gun flint maker.

The 1911 census shows that Arthur was now living with his grandmother at the

Coach & Horses Inn, Thetford Road, Brandon , Suffolk.

He was employed as a grocers shop assistant.  


He enlisted in Richmond Surrey  and his date of disembarkation into France was 27/07/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star ,.

the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals

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