Arthur Victor Wightman1

M, #4453, b. Sep 1898, d. 30 Apr 1918
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Father*Robert Arthur Wightman2 b. between 31 Mar 1864 and 30 Mar 1866
Mother*Alice Barker2 b. between 31 Mar 1866 and 30 Mar 1868
     His birth was registered in the Sep 1898 quarter in the Hartismere registration district.1 Arthur Victor Wightman was the son of Robert Arthur Wightman and Alice Barker.2 As of 30 Apr 1918, Arthur Victor Wightman lived at Oakham, Rutlandshire, England.3 He died on 30 Apr 1918 in Somme, France, at age 19; Died of wounds during WW1.2,3 He was buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Heath Cemetery, Harbonniers, Somme, France; Grave Reference: VI. E. 6.2


DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
31 Mar 1901Robert Arthur WightmanArthur Victor Wightman was listed as a member of the household of Robert Arthur Wightman in the 1901 census in Laundry Lane, Thornham Magna, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Alice Barker and Florence Wightman.4


2 Apr 1911School5

Military History

  • Arthur Victor Wightman began military service after enlisting in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England.3
  • Between 1914 and 1918 Arthur Victor Wightman was a Private, Serial Number |The Queen's (R West Surrey Regiment.)6
  • On 30 Apr 1918 Arthur Victor Wightman was a Private, Serial Number 62939 and served in the The Queen's (Royal West Surrery Regiment), "A" Company, 7th Battalion.2
  • On 30 Apr 1918 Arthur Victor Wightman was a Private, Serial Number G/62939 and served in the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 7th Battalion. Formerly 33218, East Surrey Regiment.3
  • He was commemorated after 1920 on The War Memorial, Thornham Magna, Suffolk, England.6
Last Edited=30 Dec 2016


  1. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Sep 1898 Hartismere 4a 881."
  2. [S19] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( ""
  3. [S568] Soldiers Died In The Great War of Victor Arthur Wightman, Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 1914 - 1920 (Ancestry, Soldiers Died In WW1) "unknown cd."
  4. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, "Class: RG13; Piece: 1765; Folio: 113; Page: 9."
  5. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, "Class: RG14; Piece: 10724; Schedule Number: 45."
  6. [S241] Website Roll Of Honour - Suffolk County Council (…).