Arthur James Bendrey (or Bendry)

Memorial: Warmley - Memorial Gardens - Stanley Road

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 724

Parents: Jacob and Alice Mary Bendrey (nee Smith)

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home address: 80 North Common, Warmley, Bristol. Lived: 1901 and 1911 census, address given as North Common.

Pre-war occupation: Coal Miner

Date of birth: 1893

Place of birth: Warmley, Bristol

Date of death: 02/11/1914

Buried/Commemorated at: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 22 and 34.), Belgium

Age: 21

Further information:

Arthur was born in 1893 (4th Quarter) - Baptised in St. Barnabas Church, Warmley 30/11/1893. Arthur's birth and baptism was in the name of Arthur James Bendry. However, the 1911 census records his names as Arthur John and his father signed his name Bendrey.

Arthur married Florence Maude Ada (nee England) in 3rd quarter of 1913 and they had two children – Herbert Samuel England (born out of wedlock on 15/3/13) and Arthur George on 18/6/14.

Arthur enrolled in Bristol and served with the 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. He died in France and Flanders on 02/11/1914 (missing presumed dead).

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis. Forces War Records and CWGC