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Arthur J. Sivell
Arthur James Sivell was born in the first quarter of 1878, in the Chelsea registration district of London. He was the son of Jacob and Hannah Sivell who were living in Devizes, Wiltshire after the war.
Arthur probably joined the military as a young man, because between 1900 and 1914 Arthur was employed at Felsted School as a Fitness Military Instructor, traditionally these posts were given to ex-army non-commissioned officers.
In the first quarter of 1908 Arthur married Lilian Louisa Jesse in the Hackney registration district of London.
census records Arthur and his family living in Felstead:
Another son William Geoffrey Sivell was born in Felsted on 29th September 1912, baptised at Holy Cross Church on 27th October 1912.
enlisted at Braintree. Michael Craze in his History of Felsted School
confirms that Serjeant Sivell re-enlisted during August 1914 leaving the
school without a Gymnasium Instructor.
The Felstedian Magazine of 1915 lists Arthur Sivell as being a "Temporary Instructor" but at some point he joined the Wilstshire Regiment.
Arthur served as a Serjeant (service number 26175) with the 2nd Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment.
He died age 41 on 21st March 1918. He is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial.
Arthur was also a bell ringer at Holy Cross Church, Felsted where the other bell ringers erected a memorial to their friend in the bell ringing chamber.
Arthur is also commemorated on the memorial erected by the Essex Association of Change Ringers which is located in Chelmsford Cathedral.