Private Arthur Edward Gadsby

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Date of Death

6 Jul 1916

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Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

34 Stuart Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


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War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 27th July 1916
Pte Arthur Edward Gadsby


Pte Arthur Edward Gadsby (served as Gadstone), 3/4165, 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment, was killed in action on July 5th, 1916. He was aged 32.

Born in Camberwell, London, he was the third son of Georgina Isabella and the late William Gadsby. At the time of the 1911 Census he was a milkman at Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead.

On arrival in Luton his family lived at 34 Stuart Street. He became a member of Luton Parish Church and was employed as a carman (delivery driver) by Mr Matson, of High Town.

After enlisting he underwent a period of training before serving in Gallipoli, where he was wounded by a bullet piercing his neck. He was brought back to England and on recovery sent abroad again. Letters from him suggested he had served in Serbia before being transferred to the Western Front, where he was killed in action. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Pte Gadsby was one of four serving sons. His older brother, Petty Officer William Wallace Gadsby, 294719, was to die on August 15th, 1916, while serving as a stoker on submarine E4, which sank in a collision with a sister submarine during exercises off Harwich. He is buried at Shotley Churchyard, near Harwich.


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Pte Arthur Edward Gadsby

Author: Deejaya

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