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ARTHUR PEPPER 1889–1966

South Staffs

Brother of Harry and John

Born 26th August 1889 at Scott Willoughby in Lincolnshire

Married 28th September 1912 to Ellen Huskinson at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Radcliffe on Trent, son Peter born 1922.

Died 1966, age 77

1891 Census

Age 2 living in Osbournby, near Sleaford with father Frederick 30, traction engine driver, mother Mary 24, brothers George Frederick 4 and John T, 1.

1901 Census

Age 12 living on Ogles Yard, Radcliffe on Trent with his parents and three brothers – George Frederick, a groom, John 11 and Harry 7 (Harry and John also served in war) and a sister Violet 9 months. He was employed as a post errand boy

1911 Census

Age 22, employed as gas fitter, living on Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent, with parents and brother George Frederick,  a furniture packer, Harry, a polisher and sister Violet 10.

Military Service

Rank: Corporal (on discharge)

Service Number: 41262

Military Unit: 3rd Bn, South Staffordshire Regiment, formerly Royal Engineers

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 9.9.17

Attested: Dec 10th 1915

Address: 6 Stanley Road, West Bridgford. Age: 27 years, 4 months. Height 5ft 9ins, chest 36ins

Occupation: plumber. Reference from Claude Rogers, plumbers, of Arkwright St

10.12.15: Army reserve

7.4.16: Certified skilled plumber

7.4.16-8.9.17: Home

10.4.16: Posted Drill Instructor No 4 Depot

8.9.17: Transferred South Staffordshire Regiment

9.9.17-4.2.19: France

5.3.19: Discharged

He was initially awarded a pension based on 20% debility due to dysentery, 8 shillings (40p) a week plus 2 shillings (10p) for his wife; this was reduced on 22.9.21 to 6.14% debility for 70 final weeks.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

From the 1939 Register

Address: 69 Davies Road, West Bridgford Nottingham

Occupation: Plumber

Household: living with wife Ellen born 27.7.1890 and son Peter an apprentice plumber

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings.