Arthur Allwood (1892–1985)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 3166 6th Reserve Battalion

Photo courtesy Neil Du-Roe

Arthur Allwood

Arthur, born in 1892, attested at Lea on 21 Oct 1914. The Magistrate who signed was J. B. Marsden Smedley, Managing Director, of Lea Mills where Arthur once worked. When he enlisted he was working as a quarryman.

His army pension record shows him to be a single quarryman aged twenty-two. His next-of- kin was given as his father Herbert Allwood, of Wakebridge. On enlistment he was recorded as being 5ft 5in, weighing 126lb, with brown eyes, brown hair and a sallow complexion. His religion was C of E.
On 4 December 1914, after a short two months in the Army, he was discharged as being medically unfit for War Service.

1939 Register: Central drive, Wingerworth
Arthur Allwood b.27 October 1892; General labourer
Mary Allwood b.13 October 1894
three family members

Arthur Allwood married Mary Ludlam in the December qtr 1919 (Belper reg district)

Arthur's brother Frederick Allwood also served during the Great War.


1901: Wakebridge

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Herbert Allwood Head 42 Hosiery machinist Crich
Mary Ann Allwood Wife 45   Crich
Ann Eliza Allwood daughter 16 Hosiery machinist Crich
Elizabeth Allwood daughter 14 Hosiery machinist Crich
Frederick H Allwood son 11   Crich
Arthur Allwood son 8   Crich
Alice Allwood daughter 5   Crich
John Allwood son 10   Calverton, Notts
Henry Allwood father Widr 72 Framework knitter Shepherd, Leic

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1911: Wakebridge

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Herbert Allwood Head (married) 53 Hosiery hand cotton patent Crich
Mary Ann Allwood wife 55   Crich
Annie Eliza Allwood daughter 26 Help at home Crich
Elizabeth Allwood daughter 24 Hosiery hand cotton patent Crich
Frederick Allwood son 21 Hosiery hand cotton patent Crich
Arthur Allwood son 18 Card room hand Crich
Alice Allwood daughter 15 Hosiery machinist Crich

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