Arthur Thomas Batchelor Edwards

First nameArthur Thomas Batchelor
InitialsA T B
Birth TownMaidstone, Kent
Resided TownMaidstone, Kent
Date of Death01/11/1918
FateDied of Wounds
Service Number50446
Duty LocationFrance and Flanders
Campaign Medals
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI
ServiceBritish Army
RegimentRifle Brigade (The Price Consort’s Own)
Battalion1st Battalion
  • Querenaing Communal Cemetery Grave Reference A.1.
  • Arthur Edward’s great nephew standing by his grave in November 2018
  • Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone

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 was the oldest so a younger brother called Leonard and 2 younger sisters. The sisters were Ethel, Lou, Tot, and Kath.

leonard’sgrandsonneil sent this photograph of the family with the following explanation:

neilwrote: ‘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.