LING, Arthur Henry

No.14785322, Private, Arthur Henry LING
Aged 46
medal entitlement is not known
Pioneer Corps
Died on Tuesday, 19th March 1946

Arthur Henry Ling was born in 1901 in Exning (Newmarket Q1-1901 3B:507), son of Harry and Ethel LING (née ISAACSON).

1901 census...Aged 3 months, he was at Oxford Square, Exning, with his father Harry LING [25-8-1877] builder's labourer born Great Thurlow and his mother Ethel [25-8-1878] born Kirtling.

1911 census...Aged 10, he was at Bunting's Path, Burwell with his parents (father now a farm labourer); brothers Albert [9] and Reuben [6] and sister Agnes [3]. All the children were born in Exning.

In 1928 he was a builder's labourer and on 17th November 1928 in St. Mary's Swaffham Prior, he married Nettie Elizabeth AMBROSE [born 19th June 1901 in Swaffham Prior]. Their son John was born in 1930 and daughter Marjorie in 1933

for the 1939 register, his parents were at Mandeville, Church Lane, Burwell with his brother George Sidney [3-11-1915], both men were builder's labourers. Arthur and his family have not been identified in the register. Their address on October 1945 was 5 Council Houses,Mill Road, Swaffham Prior

Without his Army records it is impossible to be sure how he died. possibly he was the Arthur H LING whose death was registered in Q1-1946 in Newton Abbot, Devon.

photo: Paul Saban

Arthur Ling is buried in Swaffham Prior Cemetery, grave 642

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