Gunner 23647 Arthur Kinsey

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Died of Wounds on Tuesday, 9th May 1916, age 26.
Buried in Grave A. 25. at La Neuville Communal Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France.

Royal Field Artillery, 33rd Brigade.

Son of Edward and Mary Ellen Kinsey, of 57 Park Lane West, Tipton, Staffs. Husband of Clara Ethel Kinsey, of 74, Park Lane, Tipton, Staffs.
Born: Wolverhampton, Enlisted: Wolverhampton, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library Memorial.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/67459/

Genealogical Data

Birth of Arthur Kinsey registered June quarter 1890 in Wolverhampton.

1901 Census
Falcon Villas, Shaw Road, Bushbury, Wolverhampton.
Edward Kinsey (49, Engine Fitter, born Dudley), his wife Mary E. (49, born Shrewsbury), and their 6 children: Elizabeth F. (23, Paste Fitter, born Wolverhampton), William H. (22, Cycle Fitter, born Wolverhampton), George R. (21, Cycle Fitter, born Wolverhampton), Annie E. (18, Milliner and Dressmaker, born Wolverhampton), Frederick C. (15, Clerk, born Wolverhampton), and Arthur (11, born Wolverhampton).

1911 Census
57 High Street, Princes End, Tipton, Staffs.
Edward Kinsey (58, Iron Turner, born Dudley), his wife Mary Ellen (59, born Shrewsbury), and 3 of their surviving 7 children of 10: George (32, Loader, born Wolverhampton), Frederick Charles (26, Porter, born Wolverhampton), and Arthur (21, Clerk,, born Wolverhampton).

Personal Data

The Tipton Library Memorial commemorates G. Kinsey, the 'Staffordshire Roll of Honour' shows Gunner G. Kinsey, RFA. This is an error and ought to show A. Kinsey who was killed serving with the Royal Field Artillery.

Arthur's brother, William Kinsey, was also killed. He was also serving with the Royal Field Artillery.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings

Tipton Herald May 20th 1916
Roll of Honour
On May 9th, killed whilst doing his duty, Gunner Arthur Kinsey, Royal Field Artillery, aged 26, youngest son of Mr and Mrs E.J. Kinsey of 57 Park Lane West, Tipton.

Tipton Herald June 3rd 1916
In the list of casualties published on Monday, the following appear:
Gunner A. Kinsey, R.F.A., of Tipton, is reported as having died of wounds.
Gunner Arthur Kinsey, Royal Field Artillery, aged 26, youngest son of Mr and Mrs E.J. Kinsey of 57 Park Lane West, was killed in France on May 9th. He leaves a widow.

Tipton Herald May 12th 1917
Roll of Honour
KINSEY.- In loving memory of my dear husband Private Arthur Kinsey late of 74 Park Lane, Tipton. Ever remembered by his wife and child. "Gone but not forgotten".