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Name: Arthur Dark

Burial Number: 1246

Gender: Male

Occupation: Soldier

Born: 09/11/1882

Died: 26/05/1926

Buried: 29/05/1926


Arthur was born in Pembroke Dock, the son of Samuel and Frances Emma. He was baptised at Pembroke Dock Garrison on 30th November 1882. Arthur’s father was a sergeant in the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. In 1891, the regiment was in Hazara, Afghanistan. In 1896, Arthur was a student at Grove Park Grammar School in Wrexham. He joined the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1898 and was stationed in Devon in 1901. On 3rd September 1913, Arthur married Nesta Beatrice Rees in Conwy. His daughter Nesta Maisie Dark had been born in Bedwelty the year before. A second daughter Marian was born in Bedwelty in 1914. The same year, Arthur was attached to 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers and sent to Egypt. In 1915, he was back with the 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers serving in France from 1st June. He was also promoted to Captain. During the war, his records show two addresses: Somerset House, Leamington Spa and 336 Belgrade Road, Birmingham. At the end of the war, Arthur retired from the Army and joined the RAF as a Captain. He served until 1920. His wife Nesta served in the WRAF from 1918. In 1922, the family were living at 722 Coventry Road, Small Heath, Birmingham. They were staying at 119A Rowlands Road, Worthing when Arthur died on 26th May 1926. Probate was granted on 21st June to Nesta Beatrice Dark widow. Effects £107 11s 5d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 7 Plot: 7

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To the beloved memory of Arthur Samuel Dark late Royal Welch Fusiliers who passed away 26th May 1926 aged 43 years

Further Information


Name: Arthur Samuel Dark

Gender: Male

Born: 09/11/1882

Town: Pembroke Dock

County: Monmouthshire

Country: Wales


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 03/09/1913

Spouse First Name: Nesta

Spouse Second Name: Beatrice

Spouse Last Name: Rees

Town of Marriage: Bedwelty

County of Marriage: Monmouthshire

Country of Marriage: Wales

Information at Death

Date of Death: 26/05/1926

Cause of death: Tuberculosis 8 years

Address line 1: 119A

Address line 3: Rowlands Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £107 11 s 5 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Eggbuckland, Devon.

Arthur aged 18, serving with Royal Welsh Fusiliers.


Living at 336 Belgrave Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire

William Kilgour, Head, 50yrs 2mths; Married; Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire; Bookkeeper for Messrs C C D Coy Ltd., Meat Importers in Wholesale Meat Market, Birmingham; (Out of Work)

Florence Emily Kilgour, Wife, 44yrs 10mths; Married; Born Gibraltar, Resident Brit born;

Edwin Leslie Kilgour, Son, 15yrs 7mths; Single; Birmingham, Warwickshire; Clerk for Messrs Cadburys Ltd, Chocolate Manufacturer in Bourneville, Birmingham;

Arthur Samuel Dark, Brother-in-Law, 38yrs 8mths; Married; Born Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire; Clerk for Ministry of Pensions in Lionel Street, Birmingham;

Nesta Beatrice Dark, Sister-in-Law, 38yrs; Married; Born Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire;

Frances Emma Dark, Mother-in-Law, 63yrs 6mths; Widowed; Born Aldershot, Hampshire;

Edith Harriet Perry, Sister-in-Law, 40yrs; Married; Born Plymouth, Devonshire;

Mabel Dark, Sister-in-Law, 31yrs 6mths; Single; Born Galway, County Galway; Theatrical Artist for Sir Alfred Butt in London (Out of Work)

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