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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Arthur George Mitchell -

Unknown person
Name : Arthur George Mitchell.

Son of Hilda Jessie Mitchell, (died 1915), grandson of Joseph and Ann Mitchell, of Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

Born 1897, Freshwater, Isle of Wight. (No father's name given on Birth registration).

  Census Information :

1901 : Joseph and Ann Mitchell, with their daughter Jessie, and grandson Arthur, aged 3, are at High Street, Freshwater. Joseph Mitchell is a Bricklayer; Ann and Jessie Mitchell are Laundresses.

1911 : Joseph and Ann Mitchell, with their daughter Hilda Jessie, and grandson Arthur, aged 13, are at New Village, Freshwater. Joseph Mitchell is a Bricklayer; Hilda Jessie Mitchell is a Laundress.

  Service details :

Gunner 4581 (later 837264) Arthur George Mitchell, Royal Field Artillery (T.F.), (5th Hants Howitzers).

Enlisted 28 Sep 1914; served in the Adriatic theatre of war from 14 Nov 1915; discharged due to sickness 24 Oct 1917, aged "22". Awarded Silver War Badge.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 21 Jan 1918 aged 20.

Buried 24 Jan 1918 at : All Saints Churchyard, Freshwater.

No CWGC record.
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Freshwater Parish War Memorial
Freshwater Memorial Hall 5th Hants Howitzers Memorial
Freshwater 1st Freshwater Scout Troop Roll of Honour (as A MITCHEAL)
Newport Drill Hall 5th Hants Howitzers Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, February 23, 1917 Page 4

We understand that Gunner A.G. Mitchell, of Freshwater, who was reported officially to be missing, is at Highfield Hall Hospital, Southampton.


Saturday, February 24, 1917


Gr. A.G. Mitchell, R.F.A. (Freshwater)


Saturday, January 26, 1918 Page 1

MITCHELL. - Jan. 21, at New Village, Freshwater, Arthur George Mitchell, ex-gunner 1/5th Howitzers, R.F.A., aged 20.

Page 8
MILITARY FUNERAL. - The death took place at New Village, on Monday, of ex-Gunner Arthur George Mitchell, R.F.A., grandson of Mrs. and the late Mr. J. Mitchell, after a lengthy illness. The deceased joined the 1-5th Hants Howitzer Battery in August, 1914, and went with it, under Major H.G. Thomson, D.S.O., to India. Before being transferred to another battery he went to Aden. He was invalided home from Egypt in May, 1916, and after convalescence was sent to France in September of the same year. An internal complaint developed, and he was invalided in January, 1917, and was in various hospitals up to October, when he was discharged from the Army as medically unfit. He was only 20 years of age. The funeral took place at All Saints Church on Thursday, the Rev. H.E.H. Coombes officiating. The coffin, covered with the Union Jack, upon which was the deceased's Indian helmet, was borne on a gun-carriage, drawn by four horses supplied by the D.C.L.I. transport, and was heading by a firing party from the R.G.A. at Warden Battery, who also supplied the bearers. "Rock of ages" and "On the resurrection morn" were sung, Mr. S. Ansell presiding at the organ. Among the mourners were Mrs. J. Mitchell (grandmother), Mr. Frank Mitchell (brother), Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Mitchell, Mrs. Whittingham, Mrs. J. Smith, the Misses K., E., and A. Smith, the Misses M. and N. Whittingham, Mr. E. Whittingham, Sergt. Quinney, Sergt. Rush, and ex-Gunner H. Cotton (also of the 1-5th Howitzer Battery, who went to India with deceased and has been invalided out of the Service).
  Additional Information :

Highfield Hospital photo

Highfield Hospital description

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

  Page status :
Page last updated : 28 May 2013 (added to website)


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