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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Arthur Ernest Hebbes -

Unknown person Name : Arthur Ernest Hebbes.

Son of Henry and Elizabeth Hebbes, of Aspley Heath, Woburn Sands, Beds.

Born 1876 Catworth, Huntingdonshire.
  Census Information :

1881 : Henry and Elizabeth Hebbes, with their children including Arthur aged 5, are at Brickfield Cottage, Wavendon, Woburn Sands. Henry Hebbes is a Brickmaker.

1891 : Henry and Elizabeth Hebbes, with their children including Arthur aged 15, are at Higgins Brick Yard, Station Road, Wavendon, Woburn Sands. Henry Hebbes is a Brickmaker; Arthur Hebbes is a Telegraph Messenger.

1901 : Henry and Elizabeth Hebbes, with their children including Arthur aged 25, are at 5, Church Street, Aspley Heath. Henry Hebbes is the Sexton at St Michael's Church; Arthur Hebbes is a Brewer's Clerk.

1911 : not located

In 1911 Arthur E. Hebbes, was the Election Agent, and Chief Conservative and Unionist Agent for the Northern or Lowestoft Division of the County of Suffolk, 88, London Road, Lowestoft.
  Service details :

Lieutenant Arthur Edward Hebbes, 4th Bn. Suffolk Regiment, attd. Nigeria Regiment, West African Frontier Force.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 28 November 1917 aged 41.

Commemorated at : Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
Newport Conservative Club Roll of Honour

  Documents :

In 1910 Arthur Hebbes was present at the funeral of a former Lifeboatman - see Funeral of Samuel Martin

In October 1916 he is recorded as Lieut A E Hebbes on the passenger manifest for the "Mendi" (British & African Steam Navigation Co) from Liverpool to Lagos, Nigeria.


Friday, July 23, 1915 Page 1

Mr. Archie Briddon, (*) of the Royal Naval Flying School, has been spending a few days at home on leave. He was formerly under Mr. E.A. Hebbes in the Island Conservative and Unionist Association's offices, and Mr. Hebbes has now received a commission in the Army. The registration work is being carried on by Mr. Shields.

(*) Archie Briddon refers to Archibald James BRIDDON (b 1892, Ventnor). He served in all three services - Isle of Wight Rifles before WWI, Royal Naval Air Service during WWI and then the Royal Air Force from 1918, retiring in 1947 with the rank of Wing Commander. He died in 1981. He was a nephew of George McGONNELL and cousin of Ernest Frank McGONNELL, both commemorated on Ventnor War Memorial.


Friday, October 20, 1916 Page 5

Lieut. Arthur E. Hebbes (Chief Conservative agent for the Island) has been seconded for duty with the Colonial Government in Africa and sailed from Liverpool on Wednesday. He will be absent from England for several months.


Friday, December 7, 1917 Page 2

Lieut. A.E. Hebbes Drowned.

With much regret, news was received in the Island on Tuesday of the death from drowning recently of Lieut. Arthur E. Hebbes, who had been on service in East Africa and was returning home for Christmas leave. He will be well remembered as the agent of the Unionist party in the Island, of Captain Douglas B. Hall's successful championing of that party's interests, and as one who took a leading part in the recruiting campaign in the Island at the commencement of the war, when he acted as joint Secretary of the Recruiting Committee.

National Probate Calendar 1920
  Further Information :

Woburn Sands War Memorial

Biography and family gravestone

St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft Roll of Honour

St John's Church, Lowestoft War Memorial

Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton
Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton

SS Apapa

account of Apapa struck by torpedo - scroll down to The Times article 6 Dec and 10 Dec 1917

U boat U96

Royal West African Frontier Force

Masonic Great War Project record
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper and further research
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Page last updated : 16 February 2015 (added link to Conservative Club Roll of Honour)


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