Arthur Thomas Batchelor Edwards

First Name:  Arthur Thomas Batchelor 
Initials:  A T B 
Surname:  Edwards 
DOB:  Circa 1899 
Age:  19 
Birth Town:  Maidstone, Kent 
Resided Town:  Maidstone, Kent 
Nationality:  British 
Date of Death:  01/11/1918 
Fate:  Died of Wounds 
Information:  Parents: Arthur T. B. and Nellie Edwards, of 4, Lower Fant Rd., Maidstone. Arthur enlisted in  Maidstone. His father Arthur was born in Orpington and in 1891 Census lived at 169 Upper Fant  Road, 1901 they lived at 14 Milton Street, in 1911 at 22 Lower Fant Road. Arthur had 2 older sisters, he  a younger brother called Leonard and 2 younger sisters. The sisters were Ethel, Lou,  Tot, and Kath.
Rank:Rifleman
Service Number:50446
Duty Location:France and Flanders
Campaign Medals:Victory Medal
British War Medal
Memorial Death Plaque of WWI
Service:British Army
Regiment:Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)
Battalion:1st Battalion
Commemorated:Querenaing Communal Cemetery Grave Reference A.1.
Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
Leonard’s grandson Neil sent this photograph and wrote: ‘Arthur is back left as you look and his brother (my grandfather) Leonard is back right.  The 4 girls whom I had the pleasure of meeting, Ethel, Lou, Tot, and Kath. Ethel emigrated to the  USA, Florida, and had a good life and family around her out there. Tot, married a local man Jack,  a real character, I remember him very well, and they lived their entire lives in Dover Street, Barming.  Kath married a naval officer and lived her life in Hastings road, Maidstone, the house now owned by  my mum and dad , and I live next doorto them !! I have lots of Kath’s memorabilia, ie wedding telegrams and 21st birthday congratulations telegrams, I also have her husband’s naval records.
Arthur Edward’s great nephew standing by his grave in November 2018