Remembered with honour Le Treport Military Cemetery: Plot 2, Row A, Grave 7.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 23 February 1915, and died at No. 3 General Hospital, Le Treport, of wounds received in action at Neuve Chappelle. Unfortunately, Arthur’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Arthur in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 24 April 1915 and 24 July 1915.
Son of Sarah (nee WOODHEAD) and the late Newman KIMBLE; husband of Agnes (nee FLOWERS) KIMBLE of Abbot’s Langley, Herts.
His parents married 1875 in the Leighton Buzzard, Beds, district. Newman died 1901 in the Aylesbury, Bucks, district aged 52, and was buried 28 January at St Nicholas’, Cublington, Bucks; Sarah died 1921 in the Aylesbury district aged 68, and was buried 25 April, also at St Nicholas.
Arthur was born 1892 in Cublington, and baptised 31 July 1892 at St Nicholas’, Cublington. He married 1914 in the Watford district; they had one child. Agnes remarried 1919 in the Watford district to Joseph NEWTON, and died 1962 in the Watford district aged 66.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Cublington, with his widowed mother and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a general farm labourer aged 18, he was a boarder in Leavesden, Herts.
Date of death15/04/1915
Age at death23
Place of death
NotesArthur is also commemorated on his son's grave at St Lawrence's
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- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
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