Capt Arthur Bridgens, Dorset Regt

1887 Dec 3. Born Stourbridge, Worcestershire

1891 census at King William Street, Amblecote

1901 census at 32, John Street, Kingswinford (Stafford), Wordsley

1904 Jul 6. Attests to S Stafford Militia. He is a Clerk

1904 Aug 3. Attests to West Yorks Regt

1907 Feb 16 Posted to India with West Yorks Regt

1911 census at 1 Bn Duke Of Wellington's West Riding Regt, Ambala, Punjab, India. He is a L/Cpl

1914 Nov 20 Promoted 2nd Lt with Dorsetshire Regt. Serjeant Arthur Bridgens, from The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

1914 Nov 18. Lands in Mesopotamia

1916 Jul 24 Dorset Regt. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts.: — A. Bridgens.

1917 Married at Stourbridge to Florence B Carter

1918 Jan 8. Monmouthshire Regt.—Lt. A. Bridgens,. Dorset. Regt. (attd.), to be Adjt., and to be actg. Capt., with pay and allowances of Lt. whilst so empld.

1918 Mar 23. Lt. A. Bridgens (Dorset. R.) to be Adjt., Grad. Bn.. and actg. Capt. with pay and allces. of Lt. while- so empld.

1919 Jul 29. Welsh R. . 52nd Bn.— Lt. (temp. Capt.) A. Bridgens (Dorset. R.) to be actg. Maj. while 2nd in comd. of the Bn.

1919 Sep 3. 52nd Welsh Regt. Lt. (temp. Capt.) A. Bridgens (Dorset R.) to be temp. Lt.Col. while comdg. the Bn. 3 Sept. 1919.

1919 Nov 21. Service Battalions. Welsh B. 52nd Bn. — Lt. (temp. Capt.) A. Bridgens (Dorset. R.) relinquishes the temp, rank of Lt -Col. on ceasing to comd. the Bn.

1920 Feb 1, Lt. (temp. Capt.) A. Bridgens, Dorset R., to be an Adjt. and Qr.Mr. of an Agricultural Trg. Farm, and to retain his temp. rank.

1920 Apr 1. Dorset. R.—Lt. A. Bridgens relinquishes the temp, rank of Capt.

1920 Jul 5.. Dorset B.—Lt. A. Bridgens retires on ret. pay, and is granted the rank of Capt

1920 Oct 18 Joined ADRIC with service no 739. Platoon Commander G Coy at Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe, Clare.

1921 Mar 9. Posted to P Coy. Reverts to T/Cadet

1921 May 14 Posted to R Coy

1921 Aug 13 to 26 on Leave

1921 Dec 18 to 31 Dec on Leave

1922 Jan 17. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1936 Jul 3. The undermentioned having attained the age limit of liability to recall, cease to belong to the Res. of Off.: Dorset R.—Capt. A. Bridgens. .

1939 Register. He is a Wholesale Factory Ladies Shoe Salesman & Traveller living at 25 Chalk Hill Road , Norwich with his wife Florence B.

1970 Jan 28.. Died Norwich, Norfolk