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Arthur Victor Bridge

Rank: Gunner
Street: Ash Cottage, Union Street
Townland:
Town/Village: Farnborough, Hampshire
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Country:
Alternative Address: Longford Town
Census 1901: 11 Railway Terrace, Globe Road, Woodford, Essex
Census 1911: 33 Epworth Road, North End, Portsmouth
Regiment/Unit: Royal Field Artillery, 307th Brigade, 'C' Battery; Royal Horse Artillery
Regiment Number: 73796
Date of Death: 16-04-1918
Cause: Killed in action.
Memorial: Pozieres Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, France.
Information:

Arthur was born in Longford town on the 29 March 1899; he as born into a military family and his father, Oliver, (known as John in Army records) was a military master tailor, and was stationed there with the Royal Field Artillery. The family shortly returned to Britain, as they are recorded in England on the 1901 Census.

By 1911, the family were living in Portsmouth, where Arthur enlisted for war service; he went to the front in October 1914. 

Arthur's father, Sgt. (Oliver) John Bridge, also served in the Great War with the Royal Field Artillery from 1914-16.

Parents Names: Son of Oliver John Bridge and Elizabeth Charlotte (née Northcott), Ash Cottage, Union St., Farnborough, Hampshire.
Notes: Bridge family genealogy provided by J. Bridge in his website www.attebregge.co.uk
Links:

Link to CWGC entry; Civil Record of Birth; genealogy of the Bridge family;

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