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Name: Arthur Pitman

Burial Number: 1324

Gender: Male

Occupation: Civil Servant

Born: 00/00/1867

Died: 05/0/1928

Buried: 11/01/1928


Edwin Pitman


Arthur Joseph Pitman was born in 1867 in Milborne Port, Somerset to Edwin and Emma Pitman. Edwin ran a Fancy Box manufacturing company, employing 1 boy and 4 girls.



The family including Arthur’s 3 siblings, lived in the High Street in Milborne Port, Somerset.






By 1891 Arthur and his Brother Herbert had left home and moved to Putney in London and were lodging together at No. 32 Erpingham Road, they both worked as Civil Service Clerks.

On 22nd August 1892 Arthur married Fanny Costello at the Parish Church Milborne Port, Somerset.  Fanny was the Daughter of Joseph John and Emily Costello. The couple lived in Wimbledon, Surrey where Joseph was still working as a Civil Servant, but now for the Board of Education.

Arthur and Fanny had 2 children-

Dorothy Emma Pitman – born 1895, Wimbledon Surrey

Mary Olive Stella Pitman – born 1896, Wimbledon, Surrey

Sometime between 1901 and 1911 the family moved to Worthing and lived at ‘Merantune’ 16 Valencia Road, Worthing.  Arthur was still working as a Civil Servant for the Board of Education. During WW1 Arthur became an acting Chief Examiner at the War Office in Westminster, London.  In 1918 he was awarded an MBE.

By 1921 their 2 children had left home and they are still living in Valencia Road.  Arthur is still an Acting Chief Examiner at the War Office.

Arthur died on 5th January 1928.  He left £330 10s, with probate to Fanny.   After her Husband’s death Fanny moved to South Common, Chailey with her Daughter Mary.  Fanny’s death date is unknown.


Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 8 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): admiral.soap.flips

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Arthur Joseph Pitman

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1867

Town: Milborne Port

County: Somerset

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 22/08/1892

Spouse First Name: Fanny

Spouse Last Name: Costello

Town of Marriage: Milborne Port

County of Marriage: Somerset

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 05/0/1928

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Merantune

Address line 2: 16 Valencia Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £330 10 s d

Current value of effects: £15000

Census Information


High Street, Milborne Port, Somerset

Edwin Pitman (Head) age 30, Emma L (Wife) age 29, Arthur J (Son) age 4, Herbert G (Son) age 1, plus 1 servant


Grammer School, Gillingham, Dorset

Arthur boarding in the Grammer school


32 Erpingham Road, Putney, London

Robert Cole (Head) age 66, louisa (Wife) age 67, Arthur J Pitman (Lodger) age 24, Herbert (Lodger) age 21


1 Handon Villas, Yeovil, Somerset

Ernest Douglas Raymond (Head) age 40, Kate Raymond (Wife) age 39, Arthur Joseph Pitman (Visitor) age 34, Fanny Pitman (Visitor) age 36, Dorothy Emma Pitman (Visitor) age 6, Mary Olive Stella Pitman (Visitor)    age 5


‘Merantune’ 16 Valencia Road, Worthing, Sussex

Arthur Joseph Pitman (Head) age 44, Fanny Pitman (Wife) age 46, Mary Olive Stella Pitman (Daughter) age 15


‘Merantune’ 16 Valencia Road, Worthing, Sussex

Arthur Joseph Pitman (Head) age 54, Fanny Pitman (Wife) age 54

Miscellaneous Information

Worthing Gazette – 12th June 1918

Among the recipients of the King’s Birthday Honours is Mr Arthur J Pitman, Acting Chief Examiner at the War Office, who has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, and who has for some years been resident in the Borough of Worthing.