Air Mechanic 1st Class Arthur William Tullett

Thank you to Bernice Forsyth and Mary Day from Capel Local History Group for allowing Dorking Museum to publish their research.

Arthur, according to his service record, was born in Charlwood on the 6th of August, 1888. The 1901 census for Chailey Industrial School (probably a Borstal) includes Arthur William Tullet, age 12, occupation given as scholar/farm boy. (The school was in West Sussex.) His parents, Frederick and Mary do not appear on any census returns.

Arthur’s service record gives his occupation at the time was called up for service as a policeman. He originally enlisted for the navy then transferred to the RNAS serving in the kite balloon section.

He was subsequently injured and died of his wounds on the 3rd of November, 1918 in Shotley Naval Hospital. He is buried in the churchyard in Capel.

Born                             Charlwood, Surrey
Lived                            Charlwood, Surrey

Son of                          Frederick and Mary Tullett

Regiment                      Kite Balloon Section, Royal Naval Air Service
Number                        207295

Place of Death              Shotley, Suffolk
Date of Death               3rd November 1918
Cause of Death             Died of Wounds

Age                               30

Cemetery                     Capel Churchyard