Other names: Arthur Victor
Locations in this story: Tisbury, WiltshireMotcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetMilton on Stour, Gillingham, DorsetWarminster, Wiltshire
Story: Arthur Victor Pitman was born in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registry area on 31 Oct 1887 the son of Dan Pitman and Mary Ann Pitman (nee Gray). He lived his early life mainly in North End Lane, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He married Harriett Lily Coke at Milton on Stour, Gillingham, Dorset, on 30 Apr 1913. He enlisted and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry (Service No. 1442) and later was attached to the 1/1st Squadron of the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230701). He achieved the rank of Farrier Sergeant. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 18 Jul 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 19 Sambourne Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, described as a General Farmer. His death was recorded in Warminster on 14 Jan 1964. His brother, Sidney Pitman, also served in the conflict.