Sergeant Arthur Nottingham - MM

Date of Birth 28 January 1889
Age at Death 27
Date of Death 23 September 1916
Service Number 63678
Military Service 3rd Battalion Canadian Infantry
Merton Address 241 Queens Road, Wimbledon
Local Memorial Rutlish School, Merton

Additional Information

Arthur Nottingham was born in 1889 who was the fifth child of 30 year old Ernest and 29 year old Louisa Norman at the time of his birth, the family resided at the Church House in Summers Town in Tooting in 1889 where he was baptized on the 3rd May 1889.

His father Ernest was employed as a mercantile clerk, according to the 1891 Census, which reveals that by then the family now were living at 38 Shelbrook Street in Wandsworth.

In 1901 he was living at 241 Queen’s Road Wimbledon with his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters, and was a pupil of Rutlish School.

In 1908 he emigrated to Canada, and his name appears on the passenger list of a ship of the Canadian Pacific Line, named Lake Manitoba. It sailed from Liverpool to St John, New Brunswick, Canada.

He enlisted in the Canadian Army and came to England with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, to join the British forces fighting on the Western Front.

The battalion’s war diary records that on Friday 5th May 1916, Sgt Nottingham, Company Sergeant Major Harvey and Private Lambert rescued an officer who had been wounded whilst out on patrol. For this action Sgt Nottingham and the other two rescuers were awarded the Military Medal on 25th May.

Sgt Nottingham was wounded on 8th September that year in the trenches north east of Amiens, transferred back to England and died of his injuries in Croydon on the 23rd September in 1916. He was buried in the family grave at Wandsworth Cemetery.


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