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Name: Reginald Arthur

Burial Number: 1581

Gender: Male

Occupation: Steam Engine Fitter; Baker and Confectioner; Furniture Dealer.

Born: 10/8/1871

Died: 27/04/1934

Buried: 01/05/1934


Reginald was born in West Horsley, Surrey, the son of Albert and Barbara. He was baptised at St Mary’s church, West Horsley on 8th October 1871. As a child, Reginald attended the local Church of England Boy’s School in the village. By 1881, the family had moved to Thurnham in Kent where Albert found work as a steward and bailiff on a farm. Reginald trained as a steam engine fitter but as a young man, moved to London where he worked as a baker. On 21st March 1897, Reginald married Florence Sarah Alethea Richardson at Trinity Church, Stepney. The couple ran a baker’s and confectioner’s shop in Mile End Road. They had four children but one died as a baby. By 1911, the family had moved to North Holmwood in Surrey where Reginald worked as a furniture dealer. In 1923, the family moved to “Trevose” 18 Mill Road, Worthing. Reginald joined Worthing Bowling Club, representing his club, county and country on several occasions. He went to South Africa in 1929, taking part in a tour and again in 1932, this time taking Florence with him. Reginald died on 27th April 1934 after an operation at the Royal Northern Hospital, Holloway. Probate was granted on 7th August to Eric Reginald Arthur ironmonger and Harry John Watling accountant. Effects £3274 4s 11d.

See obituary below.

Reginald and Florence also arranged for a beautiful memorial screen to be erected in St George’s Church, East Worthing. This was in memory of Florence’s father Enoch. See below.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Reginald Arthur

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 50

Exact Location (what3words): frozen.noting.proof

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


"The greatest gift that God gave me was thee" In loving memory of a devoted husband and father Reginald Douglas Arthur died April 27th 1934 aged 62. Also Florence Sarah Alethea beloved wife of Capt. G.W. Sanderson and widow of the late R.D. Arthur died April 4th 1945 R.I.P.

Further Information


Name: Reginald Douglas Arthur

Gender: Male

Born: 10/8/1871

Town: West Horsley

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 21/3/1897

Spouse First Name: Florence

Spouse Second Name: Sarah

Spouse Last Name: Richardson

Town of Marriage: Stepney

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/04/1934

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Trevose"

Address line 2: 18

Address line 3: Mill Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Herald 5th May 1934

“Bowler’s Tributes to the Late Mr R D Arthur”

Worthing and County Player. Death After Operation.

Worthing bowling circles have suffered an almost irreparable loss by the death of Mr Reginald Douglas Arthur of “Trevose” Mill Road, Worthing. Mr Arthur, who was 62 recently underwent an internal operation in London. he appeared to be making excellent progress but complications set in and he died on Friday. Only the previous evening, Alderman T Ernest Hawkins had wished him a speedy recovery at the annual meeting of the Worthing Indoor Bowling Club and he was elected a member of the committee of the club that night. Not only was Mr Arthur a well-known figure on the Worthing greens but he was a player known throughout the length and breadth of Sussex. He came to live in Worthing in 1923 and joined the Worthing Bowling Club. Two seasons later he missed winning the club singles championship by one point, and in 1927 he was the club captain. Playing with Mr S T Saywell and Mr W S Hogg in that year, he just missed winning the county triples title. He was honoured by being selected to play for Sussex in county championship matches and was also a member of the Sussex teams that opposed the South African and Australian touring teams. In 1929, he was a prominent member of the British team that toured South Africa and Rhodesia.  He “skipped” rinks when Worthing won the Abergavenny Cup in 1925 and 1932, while last year he and Mr S T Saywell won the county pairs championship and the Worthing Club pairs championship. He was a genial personality on the green and off and an opponent with whom any bowler could match his skill.

The extent of Mr Arthur’s popularity in the bowling world was demonstrated by the number of bowlers who attended the funeral service at Heene Church on Tuesday. Parties of club members came from Dorking, Littlehampton and Bognor and local clubs were well represented. The service was conducted by the Rev. E A Haviland. The chief mourners were; Mrs Arthur (widow), Mr & Mrs A E Arthur, Mr & Mrs E R Arthur (sons and daughters in law), Mr & Mrs C Stower (son in law and daughter), Miss M Arthur (sister), Mr & Mrs F Hutton (sister and brother in law), Mrs Filewood, Mrs Clayton (sisters), Mr E Arthur, Mr R Arthur and Mr H Arthur (brothers), Mrs F Branston (sister) and Richard Branston (nephew), Mr & Mrs H Watling, Mrs Phillips (cousins), Mr E Phillips, Mr H Branston and Mr Hodges.

There follows a list of clubs represented and flowers sent.


Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3274 4 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £165879.00

Census Information


Parsonage Farm, Thurnham, Kent

Albert aged 39, steward and bailiff. Barbara aged 32. Reginald aged 9. Margaret aged 7. Florence aged 4. Emmeline aged 2. Ernest aged 8 months. Plus 1 servant.


Thurnham Road, Thurnham, Kent.

Albert aged 49, farm steward. Barbara aged 42. Reginald aged 19, steam engine fitter. Margaret aged 17, dressmaker. Florence aged 14. Emmeline aged 12. Ernest aged 10. Mabel aged 8. Daisy aged 6. Ronald aged 4. Howard aged 2.


622 Mile End Road, Stepney, Middx.

Reginald aged 29, baker and confectioner. Florence aged 30. Winifred aged 3. Albert aged 1. Eleanor Richardson aged 40, visitor, baker’s assistant. Charles Brightman aged 54, boarder, secretary Provincial Insce Co. Annie Chitty aged 22, confectioner’s assistant. William Chitty aged 40, journeyman baker.


8 Howard Road, North Holmwood, Surrey.

Reginald aged 40, furniture Dealer. Florence aged 42. Winifred aged 13. Albert aged 11. Eric aged 7.


8 Howard Road, North Holmwood, Dorking, Surrey.


Miscellaneous Information





The memorial screen recently dedicated by the Rural Dean in St George’s Church, East Worthing, is an effective and beautiful addition to the interior decorations of the church. It is erected to the memory of the late Mr Enoch Richardson of Frederick’s Villa, Selden Road by his son-in-law and daughter Mr and Mrs R D Arthur of Dorking.

Of Austrian oak, the screen consists of a series of one large and ten small arches without any doors or gates. It is approximately 40 feet long by 11 feet high and is the work of Messrs Budd and Co of St James’s Street, Brighton. It extends across the front of the chancel between the pulpit and the organ.

A pleasing feature about the screen is the fact that it does not obtrude itself upon the notice but is so exquisitely blended into the general scheme of the church interior that it merely appears an integral part of a harmonious whole. The delicate carving is in keeping with that of the frame of the organ.

A memorial brass tablet mounted on oak is also to be erected near the pulpit. It will bear the inscription “The screen was erected by Reginald and Florence Arthur in memory of the father of the latter, Enoch Richardson, for many years sidesman of the church.”