Arthur Ringham

Census Address: 40 St Paul's Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1886
Enlistment Address: --
Regiment: 9th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment (Service Regiment), then Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps
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St Paul's Street, looking East

Arthur was born in Stamford in 1886 and in 1911, aged 12, he was living at 40 St Paul’s Street (now demolished) with his parents Henry and Elizabeth (nee Pridmore) Ringham and his 12 year old brother Walter. His father was an agricultural implement fitter and Arthur was a foundry labourer. His other siblings were Elizabeth (1882), married and living in Grantham, Florence (1883), a servant in St George’s Rectory, and William (1885) was also married and living in Grantham. All the family except for their mother were born in Stamford. She was born in Woodnewton, Northamtonshire..

In 1901 Arthur, aged 15, was living with his parents and brother Walter at Waterside, Ryhall, Rutland.

Walter enlisted in 1916 at the age of 29 and at first he was attached to the 9th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment (Service Regiment). Before enlisting his occupation was that of a baker. and he expressed a wish to be a baker in the forces. Later he was transferred to the Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps (MGC) and he served with the British Expeditionary Force in France.

He was demobilised on 18th February 1920