Private Arthur Innes Smalley
Many thanks to Jim Edward of North Holmwood and Lenka Cathersides for this research.
Arthur Innes Smalley was born in the 3rd quarter of 1882 in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire to hairdresser Arthur Smalley and Julia Doyle Smalley nee Innes.
At the time of the 1891 Census, the family lived at Station Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. Arthur was working as a hairdresser and Julia was at home looking after their children: Arthur, Julian, Leslie Innes, Laura, Mabel and Aubrey.
At the time of the 1901 Census, Arthur was a boarder of cab proprietor Henry Howlett at 81 Glebe Street, Chiswick, Middlesex. At this time Arthur Innes Smalley was working as a hairdresser.
Arthur Smalley married Emma Poste in the 4th quarter of 1905 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex. Emma Poste was working as a dressmaker.
Emma Poste was born about 1871 in Isfield, Sussex to bricklayer George Poste, born about 1841 in Barcombe, Sussex and Amanda Poste, born about 1847 in Buxted, Sussex.
The couple had a one known son: Arthur George Smalley born about 1909 in Dorking, Surrey.
At the time of the 1911 Census, the family lived at 5 Holmesdale Terrace, North Holmwood. Arthur was working as a brick setter and Emma was looking after their son Arthur. The household further comprised of Arthur’s brother, blacksmith, Leslie Innes Smalley. The accommodation had five rooms.
Arthur Innes Smalley enlisted in Dorking into the 6th Battalion the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. He was a Private with regimental number G/13770. At the time of his enlistment he lived in North Holmwood.
Arthur Smalley was killed in action on or since 12th of May 1917 during the Battle of Arras in France.
He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial in France on Bay 2.
Arthur Innes Smalley received the British War and Victory medals.
Arthur Innes’ wife Emma Smalley received £3, 5s and 8d on the 2nd of October 1918 and a further £3 on the 31st of October 1919 in Soldier’s Effects.
In 1920 Emma Smalley lived at 3 Holmesdale Road, North Holmwood.
Smalley Family History
Arthur’s father Arthur Smalley was born about 1854 in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire to George Smalley and Elizabeth Smalley. Arthur Smalley was baptised on the 20th of July 1854 in Burton upon Trent. His mother Julia Doyle Innes was born in the 1st quarter of 1851 in Sonning, Berkshire to builder and grocer Thomas Innes born about 1824 in Cumnor, Berkshire and Cary Doyle Haworth Innes born about 1824 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Julia Doyle was baptised on the 23rd of February 1851 in Berkshire.
Arthur Smalley and Julia Doyle Innes married in the 4th quarter of 1881 in the Registration District of Wokingham, Berkshire.
Arthur Innes had five known siblings: Julian Smalley born about 1885; Leslie Innes Smalley born about 1886; Laura Innes Smalley born about 1888; Mabel Smalley born about 1889 and Aubrey Innes Smalley born about 1891, all in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.
Commemorated on the Oddfellows’ Hall memorial in Dorking and on St Martin’s (Dorking) Church and South Street (Dorking) Memorials.
Born Burton on Trent
Lived North Holmwood
Husband of Emma Smalley of 3 Holmesdale Road, North Holmwood, Dorking
Son of The late Arthur and Julia Smalley of Station Street, Burton on Trent
Regiment 6th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Date of Death 12th May 1917
Place of Death France
Cause of Death Killed in Action
Memorial Arras Memorial, France