Rifleman Arthur Pacey R/10810 Kings Royal Rifle Corps


Rifleman Arthur Pacey


Kings Royal Rifle Corps



Arthur Pacey was born in about 1877 in Elston, Arthur was the 6th child born to William and Sarah.


Arthur’s dad was William Pacey born in 1837 at East Stoke, William was baptised at St Oswald’s on 9th March 1837.


Arthur’s mum was Sarah Pacey (nee Hoe), Sarah was born in Elston and baptised on 12th Feb 1843 at All Saints, Elston.


Arthurs parents - William and Sarah married at All Saints, Elston on 19 Oct 1863.


In the census of 1881 Arthur is 3 years old (census taken in April and his birthday not until later in the year) and his father is described as a General Labourer. His eldest brother Richard now 13 is described as working on a farm.


In the census of 1891 Arthur is 13 years old and his dad is described as agricultural labourer and also a cripple. Arthurs sister Emma (aged 15 years) is also described as a cripple.


Unfortunately we are unable to find Arthur Pacey in the 1901 census and that probably means that he is overseas. It is most likely he is serving in the armed forces and most likely sent to the campaign in South Africa by the army. There is a reference to him as having ‘served in the South Africa Campaign’ on Find A Grave Memorial 56163208 Reference (image below)


and also from the reference obtained from Elston Heritage Project. (Image below)

Newark Advertiser Nov 22 1916 Rifleman A.Pacey

Photo: Newark Advertiser, November 22, 1916 "The Fallen Brave. Rifleman A. Pacey.