Rank: Lance Sergeant
Regiment or Ship: Training Reserve; 51st Bn. Rifle Brigade
Service Number(s): TR13/53648; 61909
Occupation: Shop Assistant
Date of Birth: 01.04.1899
Place of Birth: Worstead, Norfold
Date of Death: 1989
Place of Death: Luton, Herts.Address: 9 Beaconsfield Road, Bexhill on Sea
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Parents: Jabez Edmund Cubitt (1860-1931) and Anna Maria Cubitt, nee Rump, (1865-1961).
Siblings: Anna Juliet (1884-1948), William (1886-1970), Herbert John ‘Jack’ (1890-1967), Frederick (1892-1905), Phillip (1905-1916).
First World War Experience
Arthur enlisted on 11th October 1916 at the age of 17 years 6 months. He was 5’ 7¼” with a chest measurement of 33” (expanded by 2”). His physical development was deemed ‘poor – but will improve’. He had 6/6 vision in both eyes and had two vaccination marks on his left arm.
Arthur had two recorded hospital stays for Urethritis – between 25.6. and 5.7.1918 and also 25.11.1918.
The researcher has not been able to ascertain what, if any, medals Arthur was awarded.