ISTED Arthur Henry

Category: Military
Rank: Private 4935 & 15/44831
Regiment or Ship: Royal Sussex Regiment later Royal Irish Rifles
Service Number(s): 4935 & 15/44831
Date of Birth: 1897
Place of Birth: Battle
Address: 1 Laburnham Cottages, Ninfield Road, Sidley

Photos and newspaper articles

Family Information

Charlotte Naomi Adams (daughter of Albert Adams, Brick & Coal Merchant in Bexhill) was born 1867 Bexhill. In 1881 they were living in Brickyard Cottage Sidley Green, and by 1891 they were living at 6 Brickyard Row, Sidley Green.
George Isted born 1860. In 1881 he is listed as living at 83 Foord Road, Folkstone Kent. By 1891 he is living at 7 Brickyard Row, Sidley Green and his profession is listed as “general labourer”. By 1911 the family are living at 1 Laburnham Cottages, Sidley (Ninfield Road). George is listed as an “Excavator”. He died on 14th October 1915, just a few months after the death of his oldest son George Albert.

George Albert Isted born 1888 Battle and died 28th April 1915 in Gallipoli. W0039 ISTED George (Private)
Naomi Mary Isted born 1890 and died 1981 aged 90.
Reginald Thomas born 1892 Battle, and died 1972 aged 80 in Hastings W0154 ISTED Reginald Thomas (Private)
Sidney John Isted born 1894 Battle and died 23rd July 1916 at Richebourg St. Vaast. W0037 ISTED Sidney John (Private)
Louisa Emily Isted born 11 April 1899 Battle and died 1982 aged 83 in Hastings.
Albert Stephen Isted born 4th Mar 1901 and died September 1974 in Battle aged 73.

Naomi Mary Isted married Arthur James Hammond in 1911. He enlisted on 11th December 1915. W0156 HAMMOND Arthur James (Gunner)

Louisa Emily Isted married Harold C. Izzard in 1927 in Eastbourne. Their son Harold John Izzard was born in Eastbourne in 1928 and is the father of Bexhill Museum’s patron Eddie Izzard.

First World War Experience

When Arthur enlisted is unknown, but he is not included as a soldier on his father’s obituary notice of 16th October 1915, nor on his bother Sidney’s obituary which appeared on 29th July 1916. The article ‘Mothers of the Empire’ dated 20th June 1917 states that he is with the Royal Sussex Regiment.

At some point after this he is transferred to the Royal Irish Rifles and served with them until the end of the War.

Information courtesy of John Hammond.

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