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Arthur Minter

Male 1888 - 1918  (29 years)


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  • Name Arthur Minter 
    Born 31 May 1888  Huntingfield, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 3ED29093F30A40489D387B9583153904725B 
    Died 22 Mar 1918  WW1 casualty Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1911 census: in Huntingfield, Halesworth, Suffolk (7 rooms), Arthur (head, 22, single, grocer & draper, employer, born Huntingfield, Suffolk) and Rufus Everett (brother, 16, single, grocer & draper, worker, born Huntingfield, Suffolk). Also Albert Robert HARVEY (servant, 26, single, grocer & draper, worker, born Huntingfield, Suffolk), Ida Mildred OWLES (servant, 16, single, born Cratfield, Suffolk) and Margaret Helen RANSBY (servant, 14, born Huntingfield, Suffolk).
      Form signed Arthur Minter.

      May have married Edith S MORLEY in Q3 1912 (Stow 4a/2059) and had two children, Phyllis V (Q4 1914, Blything 4a/1974) and Edith J (Q2 1917 Blything 4a/1747).

      The above is confirmed by the following details taken from Ancestry's database of Royal Navy deaths (November 2008):
      Name: Arthur Minter
      Service Branch: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
      Unit: Anson Bn.
      Rank: Able Seaman
      Death Date: 22 Mar 1918
      Cause of Death: Killed in action
      Burial: Arras Memorial (MR 20)
      Service History: Army Reserve 24/6/16 ; Entered 4/8/17 ; Draft for BEF 3/12/17, joined Anson Bn. 6/1/18-22/3/18 DD.
      Service Number: R/5770
      Notes: b.31/5/1888 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Wife, E.S., Post Office, Huntingfield, Suffolk.

      England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 (at Ancestry.co.uk, Nov 2010):
      MINTER Arthur of the Post Office Huntingfield Suffolk seaman Royal Naval Division died 22 March 1918 in France Probate Ipswich 22 August 1918 to Edith Sarah Minter widow and Sidney Minter grocer and draper. Effects £1255 11s 4d.

      Mike Minter has taken a photo of a memorial in Huntingfield Church which lists Arthur Minter and nine others "... in proud memory of these brothers who died that we might live".

      Mike also found the following on the Huntingfield War memorial:
      Able Seaman R/5770, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division Died 22/03/1918. Age 29. Son of Robert Minter (Tailor,draper,and Postmaster at Huntingfield) and Elizabeth (nee Everett) one of 12 children. Married to Edith S. Morley (1912) had 2 daughters Phyllis V. (b. 1914) and Edith J. (b. 1917). Born Sept. 1888 in Huntingfield. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

      The following is taken from a document written by Nick Metcalfe, October 2011:
      Born 31 May 1888 at Huntingfield, Suffolk. Worked as a grocer & draper. Enlisted 24 June 1916 and posted to the Army Reserve. Mobilised 4 August 1917 and joined the Royal Naval Division Depot at Blandford Camp, Dorset. To France 3 December 1917 and joined the Anson Battalion in 188th Brigade, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. Killed in action at Flesquieres on 22 March 1918. Arras Memorial.
    Person ID I552  North Suffolk, Suffolk
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2011 

    Father Robert Minter,   b. Dec 1856, Huntingfield, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1916, Huntingfield, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth EVERRETT,   b. 8 Dec 1861, Cookley, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1943, Framlingham, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1880  Blything RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Sarah MORLEY 
    Children 
     1. Phyllis Vera Minter,   b. 21 Sep 1914, Blything RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 2004, Colchester RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Edith J Minter,   b. 29 Apr 1917, Blything RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 2005, Colchester RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 20:26:00 
    Family ID F261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    born 1888, Huntingfield, Suffolk

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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1888 Blything 4a/839. Date from Royal Navy death record.

    2. [S40] Mike Minter, May 2007.

    3. [S2] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1880 Blything 4a/993, as Robert Minter BUCKINGHAM.