It would have been nice to show you Arthur's home, but, sadly, it was demolished in the 1960's, very expensive to afford the upkeep costs needed were simply too great, but, it once stood to the right and just behind the spire.
Well, that is a bundle of additional information to digest! Certainly, a book could be written about Capt. Arthur Consterdine and his adventures. It would be nice to arrange a reunite with his WW1 medals - have to look at ways of trying it. I would very much appreciate your placing of a poppy next to his name on Wednesday - on my behalf.
Yes, the Fortune of War. I think he would have given any task he was given his very best shot.
I will schedule some research on Arthur Consterdine with p-in-k,
Again, Thanks very much for your research efforts.
He is certainly a most interesting character, his potential was there from the beginning, the moment he joined the Army, to receive appointment to lance rank, whilst still at a regimental depot in a matter of weeks is not unheard of, but, it is certainly not the norm either, something went on anyway, he took and passed his Sergeant's exam, once again, on the 8th of April 1899.
I think that I forgot to mention he gained his MI certificate on the 17th of July 1895 too, whilst out on the sub continent.
I am really quite confident he would have had really very little trouble whatsoever in obtaining an SAMIF commission during the Anglo Boer War, had his circumstances been more favourable within the Army.
It certainly is interesting to actually see his Anglo Boer War service noted along with his entitlement to his medal, but, with the complete absence of any detail whatsoever, whilst actually, in effect, being a member of the East York's.
If you send a pm with a valid email address, I can send you some stuff down, I will also take a closer look at his family life here in Cheshire as time permits, I drive past every day.