Arthur Frank Dowding, 18841968 (aged 84 years)

Name
Arthur Frank /Dowding/
Given names
Arthur Frank
Surname
Dowding
Birth
Birth of a sister
Education
School or college: Weston Under Penyard School
Census
Address: The Greenway

1891 England - Census transcript - Thomas Dowding - Household
RG12/2056

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationEmplEmpdOACBirthplaceInfirm
Thomas DowdingheadMar51Stone MasonXWeston, Herefordshire
Elizabeth DowdingwifeMar45Goodrich, Herefordshire
William Chas. DowdingsonUnm19Mason's labourerXWeston, Herefordshire
Thomas Dowdingsonunm13Agricultural labourerXWeston, Herefordshire
Edith Dowdingdaughter10ScholarWeston, Herefordshire
Herbert Dowdingson9ScholarWeston, Herefordshire
Arthur Dowdingson6ScholarWeston Under Penyard, Ross-on-Wye,Weston, Herefordshire
Amy DowdingdaughterUnm3
Birth of a brother
British Queen
Victoria
from June 20, 1837 to January 22, 1901 (aged 16 years)
Census
Address: 133 Fernhead Road

1901 UK Census transcript - William Charles Dowding - Household
Rg13/6/118/23
Paddington

NameRelationMCAgeSexOccupationEmployWHBirthplaceInfirm
William C. DowdingS29MAutomatic Vacuum Brake RepairerWorkerHerefordshire, Ross
Arthur F. DowdingS16MJunior ClerkHerefordshire, Ross
Residence
Address: 21 Peach Street
British King
Edward VII
from January 22, 1901 to May 6, 1910 (aged 26 years)
Census
Address: 47 Keslake Road

1911 UK Census transcript - Mary Lois Stokes - Household
Willesden

NameRelationMCAgeSexYrsMChBChLChDOccupationIndustryEmployWHBirthplaceInfirm
Mary Lois StokesHeadW48F24642HousemaidGovernmentWorkerBedfordshire, Clifton
Florence Lois StokesDaughterS23F----Manageress - DairyWorkerMiddlesex, Notting Hill
Elsie Helena StokesDaughterS21F----Waitress - RestaurantWorkerMiddlesex, Harrow
Alfred Earl StokesSonS20M----Chauffeur - GarageWorkerMiddlesex, Paddington
Lizzie Annie StokesSonS18F----Waitress - RestaurantWorkerMiddlesex, Paddington
William Charles DowdingBoarderS39M----Railway Carriage CleanerWorkerHerefordshire, Weston under Penyard
Arthur Frank DowdingBoarderS26M----Clerk - India Rubber ManufacturerWorkerHerefordshire, Weston under Penyard

Notes:
Signature: Alfred Earl Stokes; Rooms: 5

Religious marriage
Address: St. Peter's Church
Note: Witnesses: Walter Nichols, Harry Nichols
Occupation
Clerk
April 15, 1911 (aged 26 years)
Residence
Address: 47 Keslake Road
Death of a father
Military Service
Enrolment to Armed Services - Attestation
December 12, 1915 (aged 31 years) Age: 31
Note: From legible part of Attestation Record. From date, maybe enrolment as part of Lord Derby's Scheme? Outside edge and other military service records destroyed in fire from 1940 air raid.
Birth of a son
May 25, 1916 (aged 32 years)
Military Service
Served with 1/5th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
between 1917 and 1919 (aged 34 years)
Note: Sailed to Bombay and onward to Basra during 1917 (from diary and postcards). Most likely, fought alongside the 1/5th East Surrey Regiment at Qara Anjir (Kara Anjir), Mesopotamia in June 1919, as this was the name given to his house.

Sailed to Bombay and onward to Basra during 1917 (from diary and postcards). Most likely, fought alongside the 1/5th East Surrey Regiment at Qara Anjir (Kara Anjir), Mesopotamia in June 1919, as this was the name given to his house.
This website contains detailed diaries from the Regiment - http://www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk

Census
Address: 168 Chamberlane Road, NW10

1921 England - Census transcript - Arthur Frank Dowding - Household

NameRelationAgeSexConditionBirthplaceNatOccupationEmpWork placeChL
Arthur Frank Dowdinghead37y1mMMarWeston Under Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, HerefordshireBritishCommercial TravellerLeyland & Birmingham Rubber Co24/30 Duke St, Aldgate, EC31:5
Annie Dowdingwife36y5mFMarPaddington, LondonBritishHome duties
Norman Arthur Dowdingson5y1mMMarKensal Rise, MiddxBritish
Residence
Address: 137 Herbert Gardens, London, NW10
Note: Moved here in 1924, as noted down by Doris Snell. She also recorded that the house was named 'Kara Anjir', a place in Mesopotamia.
Birth of a daughter
Address: 168 Chamberlayne (Wood) Road, London, NW10
Baptism of a daughter
Note: C. Lester Johnson is officiating minister
Military Service
General Service Medal (Kurdistan Clasp)
February 25, 1928 (aged 43 years)
Death of a brother
British King
George V
from May 6, 1910 to January 20, 1936 (aged 51 years)
British King
Edward VII
from January 20, 1936 to December 11, 1936 (aged 52 years)
Census
Address: 137 Herbert Gardens

1939 England - Census transcript - Arthur Frank Dowding - Household

ScheduleSubNumNameRoleSexDOBMCOccupation
Dowding, ArthurM1 May 1884MTraveller - rubber
Nichols, AnnieF15 Jan 1885MUnpaid domestic duties
Dowding, NormanM25 May 1916SPolice constable

Norman Dowding: police reserve Rx281

Death of a brother
between 1939 and 1945 (aged 60 years)
Occupation
Commercial Traveller
1950 (aged 65 years)
Employer: Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Co. Ltd.
Address: Grand Buildings
British King
George VI
from December 11, 1936 to February 6, 1952 (aged 67 years)
Residence
Address: 46 Elmroyd Avenue
Note: Uncertain dates
British Queen
Elizabeth II
from February 6, 1952 (aged 67 years)
Residence
between August 5, 1956 and 1968 (on the date of death)
Address: 23 Elmroyd Avenue
Death of a sister
Death of a sister
June 8, 1962 (aged 78 years)
Death of a sister
Death
July 15, 1968 (aged 84 years)
Family with parents
father
Thomas Dowding 1891
18391914
Birth: April 27, 1839 37 38
Death: December 27, 1914
mother
Elizabeth Dowding, c. 1915
Marriage MarriageMay 13, 1871Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, England
10 months
elder brother
Family of Thomas and Elizabeth Dowding, 1891. Front row: Thomas Robert and Amy Gertrude. Middle row: Francis Edith, Arthur Frank, Thomas, Herbert James and Elizabeth. Back row: Alice Elizabeth, William Charles and Eleanor.
18721945
Birth: March 16, 1872 32
Death: between 1939 and 1945
20 months
elder sister
Alice Dowding 1937
18731960
Birth: November 14, 1873 34
Death: February 19, 1960
23 months
elder sister
Eleanor Dowding, 1946
18751962
Birth: October 15, 1875 36
Death: June 8, 1962
2 years
elder brother
Tom Dowding, 1958
18771968
Birth: November 1, 1877 38
Death: August 12, 1968
3 years
elder sister
Edith, 1950
18801962
Birth: May 19, 1880 41
Death: July 9, 1962
19 months
elder brother
Herbert Dowding, c. 1915
18811931
Birth: December 9, 1881 42
Death: January 27, 1931
2 years
himself
Portrait of Arthur Dowding c. 1899
18841968
Birth: May 1, 1884 45 Weston Under Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Death: July 15, 1968
4 years
younger sister
Amy Dowding, 1963
18881988
Birth: March 15, 1888 48
Death: February 29, 1988
5 years
younger brother
18931968
Birth: January 6, 1893 53
Death: December 25, 1968
Family with Annie Nichols
himself
Portrait of Arthur Dowding c. 1899
18841968
Birth: May 1, 1884 45 Weston Under Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Death: July 15, 1968
wife
Annie Nichols c. 1901
18851971
Birth: January 15, 1885 40 41 Paddington, London, England
Death: April 2, 1971
Religious marriage Religious marriageApril 15, 1911Paddington, London, England
5 years
son
Norman Dowding 1935
19161993
Birth: May 25, 1916 32 31
Death: November 29, 1993
8 years
daughter
Portrait of Doris 1947
19242015
Birth: January 21, 1924 39 39 Harlesden, London, England
Death: January 1, 2015Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England