Royal Engineers

Born in January 1866 in Ballincollig, County Cork. On the 25th January 1900 Arthur was 34 as shown on Attestation papers.

He was married and sent 4 shillings home to Margaret, his address being recorded as 52 Crogsland Road, Tavistock Hill, London. Margaret was born in Bengal, India in 1868. In 1903 he lived at 28 Meyrick Crescent, and stated to be a Staff Sergeant in the Royal Engineers.

Following his military career became a Licensed Victualler and the proprietor of the The Swan Inn (Hotel), 110 high Street. between 1908 to 1925 Whlist at the Swan Inn his family are recorded. Margaret (43); Cyril Arthur (12) – Born in Gibraltar 1899; Edward William Joseph (11) – Born in Gibraltar 1900; Donald Cameron (4) – born in Colchester 1907


On the roll of the 3rd Company, 1st Railway Pioneer Regiment (1RPR) for 279 days. Discharged from 1RPR unit to rejoin 20th Coy Royal Engineers on 20th November 1900 with a note of exemplary service. On the nominal roll of 1RPR he is cited to have been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal D.C.M. (Gazetted 1st October 1901) For his service in South Africa, he was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal with the following clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal.


Office at Consecration: Inner Guard 9th Master of the Lodge 1911-1912 and also 20th Master of the Lodge 1922-1923


Genes Reunited: ARTHUR THOMAS WALSTOW British Army Service Records 1760-1915 Collections from Great Britain Discharge Soldier Number 20805 Rank FOREMAN OF WORKS STAFF SERGEANT Regiment Royal Engineers Soldier Number 20805 Series chelsea pensioners British army service records 1760-1913 Kelly's Record of Service exists / Attestation Papers.