Rank or Title

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat blocker


George Sills, Dallow Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

14 Dudley Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
Pte Arthur Dillingham


Pte Arthur Dillingham, 18421, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action near Arras in France on April 19th, 1917. His death was reported to be instantaneous.

He was 30 years of age and had enlisted in the Bedfords at the outbreak of war. He had served in France for two years and three months, during which period he was gassed, mined and spent a spell in hospital suffering from shell shock.

He had married Ethel Stevens in 1906. They were living at 14 Dudley Street, Luton, and had two children - Dora and Arthur George. Before enlisting, Arthur worked as a blocker for straw hat manufacturer George Sills, of 65 Dallow Road.

Individual Location

Pte Arthur Dillingham


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