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Hatfield, A.P., Chaplain, 1918

Durham University Roll of Service page 42

Anglian Church Roll of Honour entry for Hatfield

Medal Index Card

Amara Cemetery

Amara Cemetery

In Amara War Cemetery is the name of Rev. Arthur Percival Hatfield, Chaplain to H. M. Forces, Army Chaplain's Department, who died 09/07/1918.

Arthur Percival Hatfield was born the 5th son to the late Thomas Shiers Hatfield, [from Clapham], clerk in Holy Orders, and his wife Frances Mary [from Clapham], in York on the 28th September 1890, at 2 Park Street, York. They had 8 children, 2 had died.

The other children were Aubrey Haley born 1875, Ethel Mary Amelia born 1876, Elsie Mary Beatrice born 1880, Cyril Nortcote born 1882, Millicent Jane born 1884 and Arthur Percival born, 28th September 1890.

Arthur was educated at Buxton and Hatfield College, Durham University where from 1911 he obtained his B.A.

In 1911, the family were residing at Kiverton Vicarage, Asbourne, Derby and Arthur was described as an Art Student.

He was ordained in 1913 and was appointed to St Peter's Church, Nottingham.

Arthur and his wife were residing at Sutton Vicarage, Retford, Nottinghamshire, the address given was 6 Corporation Oaks, Nottingham.

He married at Inverness Cathedral on the 14th April 1915 Carolina Hilda, youngest daughter of Dr Alexander Ross, of Riverfield, Inverness.

He was gazetted a Chaplain 4th class, on the 27th February 1916, attached to the Manchester Regiment. Served with the Salonika Army on the Struma front from August 1916.

[Another source states that he was attached to the 1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders].

Arthur then was transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and proceeded to Egypt and Palestine on the 19th September 1917. Then in June 1918, he was serving in Mesopotamia with the Indian Army.

Arthur died at Amara, Mesopotamia from Malarial Fever contracted whilst on active service, on the 9th July 1918.

He is buried at Amara Cemetery.

De Ruvigny Roll of Honour

His brother the Reverend Cyril Northcote Hatfield [born 1882 died 15th June 1940] was sent his late brother's Medals after applying for them on the 21st October 1919.

[Another brother called Aubrey Haley born 1875, died in Surrey aged 83 in September 1958].

Arthur's will of 2nd November 1918, left effects of 760 0s 9d to his widow Caroline Hilda Hatfield, who by this time was residing at 20 Corporation Oaks, Nottingham.

He is remembered at Durham on D47.024 and in D47.151 page 42

He is also remembered on the Anglian Church Roll of Honour.

Universities at War Roll of Honour
'They Gave their Today' Army Chaplains in WW1
The CWGC entry for Rev. Hatfield

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