Other names: Arthur
Locations in this story: Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetWincanton, SomersetBruton, Wincanton, SomersetFrance & FlandersItaly
Story: Arthur Street was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 24 Nov 1883 the son of Charles Street and Ellen Street (nee Lilly). He lived most of his early life at Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He married Ellen Selina Burr (nee Jenkins), a widow, in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 22 Mar 1908. He was then working as a Coal Merchant. His wife, Ellen, died in 1913. He enlisted in Shaftesbury on 10 Dec 1915 but was not embodied until 26 Sep 1917 when he joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 182667). He was posted to France and Flanders where he served on an anti-aircraft battery before being sent to Italy for a short while. He was eventually discharged on 18 Jan 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His home address was given as 1 The Square, Bruton, Somerset. He remarried Louise Alice Hooper in Wincanton, Somerset, in 1925. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 93/95 High Street, Bruton, Wincanton, Somerset, described as a General Dealer in Metal. His death was recorded in Bruton on 10 Oct 1946.