Project Description

ARTHUR ERNEST BURNHAM 1892–1984

Royal navy

Born 25th October 1892 in Caudry, France

Married Elsie Hellingsworth, daughter Joyce born 1924

Died February 1984 in Nottingham district, age 91

1901 Census

Living in Willoughby Street, Nottingham, with father George, licensed victualler, mother Hannah and his siblings.

1911 Census

Living with brother Henry (age 24) at Dunkirk Farm, Lenton, working as a warehouseman in a lace warehouse. Father George, publican at the ‘Fox and Hounds’, Machine Street. On the schedule sheet accompanying the census record the postal address is recorded as Beeston Fields, Old Lenton.  Brother Henry states that he is a farmer’s son, working for father.

Military Service

Rank: Ship’s Steward’s Assistant, then Victualling Assistant

Service Number: M24499

Military Unit:  Royal Navy (formerly RNVR)

Theatre of War: served abroad on various ships

From UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen’s services:
Arthur Ernest Burnham, born 25th October 1892 in Caudry, France

Enlisted 29th November 1916.

Occupation clerk (at enlistment).  This has been amended to ‘farmer’ in June 1918.

Height 5ft 7ins, chest 37ins, hair brown, eyes grey.

Ships served on:

29.11.16 – 23.2.17: Pembroke I, rank Ship’s Steward’s Assistant

24.2.17: Alecto, rank Ship’s Steward’s Assistant

28.3.18 – 15.4.18: Alecto, rank Victualling Assistant

16.4.18 – 22.4.18: Pembroke

23.4.18 – 31.3.19: M.F.A (Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary) Vindex

1.4.19 – 30.4.19: Pembroke III

1.5.19 – 28.7.19: Presidents III.  Shore on demobilisation

Notes on ships: HMS Trent was a gunboat renamed HMS Pembroke in 1905 and served off the coast of Tanganyika in 1915. HMS Vindex was a seaplane carrier operating in the North Sea from 1915-1918, when she was transferred to the Mediterranean.

Character and ability: Very Good.

War gratuity paid (amount unreadable)

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

The Red Lion, Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: 125 Gregory Boulevard Nottingham

Occupation: departmental manager (hosiery)

Member of works fire service

Household: living with wife Elsie born 12.10.1895

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Address in Radcliffe on Trent during war years.