Arthur was born on 14 June 1902 at Norwich, Norfolk, to parents James, a bootmaker (1911), and Alice May.
Arthur became a Church of England clergyman after leaving the Methodist ministry.
He married Laura Josephine Linney (1907-1999) in the summer of 1930 in the Middlesbrough Registration District, Yorkshire. Birth records identify five children.
- Margaret (b1931) – married Thomas Brown in 1952
- John (b1935)
- Barbara (b1938) – married Brian R Poulter in 1961
- Michael (1942-1999)
- Mary (b1950) – married Jimmy A Secker in 1969
Arthur died on 28 November 1958 at East Dereham, Norfolk.
- 1924 Lowestoft
- 1925 Hartley
- 1928 London Mission SE
- 1930 London Mission E
- 1933 W Monmouth Mission
- 1935 Stanley
- 1943 resigned
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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