Royal Engineers

Arthur was born in Biggleswade in 1855 to William and Charlotte Bond In 1881, he is a lodger? Resident at 39 Manor Street but recorded as a Corporal with the Royal Engineers. He is with his wife Emily and son William H. (1) 10th October 1875, he married Emily Copps at St. Mary-the-Virgin, Dover, Kent. 1893 when with Wanderers Lodge his address is 6 St. Marks Terrace, New Brompton. In 1901, he is living at 39 Wellesley Road, Colchester. Recorded as a Clerk of Works at the War Department, but must have soon moved to 12 Claudius Villas, Claudius Road, Colchester by 1903, when he joined Comrades Lodge.

Military Milestones

• 187x? Enlisted into Royal Engineers? • 1881 Corporal – Royal Engineers • 10th December 1884 Sergeant Major (Aldershot Camp Lodge) • 3rd May 1886 Company Sergeant Major (Inhabitants Lodge) • 10th January 1893 Gunnery Master Sergeant, Foreman of Works Royal Engineers.