A. G. Luckhurst
Service no. 70071
Private, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 6th Battalion
Born in Clapham; enlisted at Kingston; lived in Clapham
Killed in action on 23 August 1918 at age 19
CWGC: “Son of Mrs. Bearman, of 31, Union Street, Clapham, London.”
Remembered at Meaulte Military Cemetery, France
Information from the censuses
Arthur George Luckhurst lived at 31 Union Street for all his short life. He is found on the 1901 census at age one, living with his father, another Arthur G. Luckhurst, 30, a bricklayer’s labourer born in Lambeth, and mother Elizabeth Luckhurst, 28, born in Clapham. The household was headed by Elizabeth’s father, Francis S. Fornes, 60, a widower and brewer’s labourer born in Lambeth. The younger Arthur had an older sister, Violet, 4.
Arthur is found on the 1911 aged 12. He lived with his widowed mother Elizabeth, who was working as a charwoman, and sister Violet, 14. In 1911 the family occupied 2 rooms. From the CWGC entry, we can surmise that Elizabeth remarried some time after 1911, becoming Mrs Bearman.