Family story contributed by Brian Gudgeon
Arthur Day was born on 12 April 1882, to Alfred John Day and Alice Louisa Day (nee Gaunt), in Lambeth. By 1891, aged 7, he was a scholar, living with his parents at 97 Kimberley Road, Camberwell. By the 1911 Census, aged 27 and single, Printer’s Machinist, living with parents at 116 Birchanger Road, South Norwood.
He enlisted as a Private with the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment (service number 14721) on 8 November 1914. He was wounded and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 13220, which states he enlisted 7 December 1915 and was discharged 10 March 1919. His Service Medal and Awards Roll entry states that he ended the was as a Corporal.
He married Alice Victoria Dives, a war widow, in 1924, and the couple were registered as living at 29 Luna Road, Croydon, in the 1939 Register. He died in 1969, aged 87.
Read the stories of his brothers in the First World War: