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Name: Arthur Day

Burial Number: 1000

Gender: Male

Occupation: civil servant

Born: 11/5/1856

Died: 20/08/1920

Buried: 24/08/1920


Arthur Somerset Day was born on 11th May 1856 in Kurrachee, Bombay, India to Henry John and Georgina Eliza Day (nee Dunsterville).

Arthur’s Father Henry John was a Colonel with the Bombay Staff Corp. He served with the Bombay column in the Punjab campaign, and was present at the siege and surrender of Mooltan, battle of Goojerat. He earned a medal with 2 clasps for serving at the pursuit and surrender of the Sikh army. He was also present at the assault and capture of the fortress of Kotah, for which he earned a medal. He died on 7th May 1875 onboard the Surat while on passage from India.

In 1861 Arthur’s father must still be serving in India, as Arthur’s Mother Georgina is staying at no 4 Crescent Place Brighton Sussex, with her 4 children.

In 1871 Arthur’s father is still not with his family as he is still serving in India. Georgina and her family are now living at 10 Potter Street Bedford.

Arthur met and married Kate Ford on 3rd June 1879 at Swinford Oxford. There is no record of any children being born.

Arthur worked for the Civil service as a 2nd class clerk for the India Office. The India Office was a British Government department established in London in 1858 to oversee the administration through a Viceroy and other officials, of the Provinces of India.

In 1881 Arthur and Kate are living at 3 Mayfield Road Wimbledon

By 1911 they are living at 76 Comeragh Road, West Kensington London. Arthur has retired from the Civil service and is living on a pension. Sometime between 1911 and 1914 Arthur and Kate moved to Worthing and were living at ‘Whyteleafe’, Shakespeare Road Worthing Sussex. Kate died on the 10th February 1916 at Studley House, Shelley Road. Worthing.

Arthur then married Rhoda Cole in 1919 at East Preston Sussex. Arthur died on 20th August 1920 while living at ‘Ebenezer’, Heene Road, Worthing, Sussex. He left an estate of £2502 8s 4d (£72702 in 2020) to Rhoda Day.

Rhoda died on 15th October 1944 at St. Richards hospital Chichester, she was living at ‘Whyteleafe’ 59 Pavilion Road Worthing Sussex

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 4 Plot: 9

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In affectionate memory of Arthur S Day entered into rest 20th Aug 1920 "Until the day break and the shadows flee away"

Further Information


Name: Arthur Somerset Day

Gender: Male

Born: 11/5/1856

Town: Bombay

County: Unknown

Country: India


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 3/6/1879

Spouse First Name: Kate

Spouse Last Name: ford

Town of Marriage: Oxford

County of Marriage: Oxfordshire

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: //1919

Spouse First Name: Rhoda

Spouse Last Name: Cole

Town of Marriage: East Preston

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/08/1920

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Ebenezer

Address line 2: Heene road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2502 8 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £72699

Census Information


4 Crescent Place Brighton Sussex

Georgina E Day (Head) age 35, Mary G E Day (Daughter) age 12, Henry D Day (Son) age 10, Edward F Day (Son) age 7, Arthur S Day (Son) age 5


10 Potters Street Bedford

Georgina Day (Head) age 45, Henry Day (Son) age 19, Georgina Day (Daughter) age 22, Arthur Somerset Day (Son) age 14, Albert (Son) age 9, plus 2 servants


3 Mayfield Road Wimbledon London

Arthur Somerset Day (Head) age 24, Kate Day (Wife) age 25, plus 1 servant


Mayfield Lancaster Road, Wimbledon, London

Arthur Day (Head) age 34, Kate Day (Wife0 age 35, Albert S Day (Brother) age 28, plus 1 servant


76 Comeragh Road, London

Arthur Somerset Day (Head) age 54, Kate Day (Wife) age 55, plus 2 servants

Miscellaneous Information

The Homeward Mail – May 24 1875

Obituary Notices – Col. H.J. Day – Col. Henry John Day, Bombay Staff Corps., died on board the “Surat” while on passage from India on May 7, aged fifty-six. The deceased obtained his commission as ensign, Dec 12 1840; became lieutenant, April 21 1845; captain, Dec 12 1855; brevet major, Feb 18 1861; major, Sept. 12 1866; lieut-colonel, Dec 12 1866; and colonel, Dec 12 1871. He served with the Bombay column in the Punjab campaign of 1848-49, and was present at the siege and surrender of Mooltan, battle of Goojerat, pursuit and surrender of the Sikh army (medal with two clasps). Served on the general staff of the Rajpootana field force, under Major-Gen. Roberts, as paymaster, during the campaign of 1858, and was present at the assault and capture of the fortress of Kotah (medal).