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Family of Edward Arthur Attfield and Lily Martha Tilney

Husband: Edward Arthur Attfield (1890-1965)
Wife: Lily Martha Tilney (1888-1963)
Children: Edward Harry Attfield (1920-1986)
Jack Victor Attfield (1923-2014)
Marriage 26 Dec 1919 Christ Church, New Colton, Norwich

Husband: Edward Arthur Attfield

Name: Edward Arthur Attfield
Sex: Male
Father: Nathaniel Attfield (1858-1934)
Mother: Sarah Ann Garrard (1864-1942)
Birth 29 Nov 1890 Aldershot, Hampshire
Birth fact 1890 (age 0) 1890 Dec Qtr, Farnham, 2a/109 (Arthur Edward Attfield)
Census 1891 (age 0-1) Living with parents (Arthur Edward Attfield)
Census 1901 (age 10-11) Living with parents
Residence 22 Feb 1919 (age 28) 131 Aylsham Road, Norfolk (address on transfer to army reserve)
Residence 18 Sep 1929 (age 38) 42 Shipfields, Sprowston Road, Norwich (address on army discharge)
Occupation 1939 (age 48-49) Lorry driver, 42 Shipfield, Norwich, Norfolk
Death fact 1965 (age 74-75) 1965 Dec Qtr, Norwich, 4b/732 (aged 75, Arthur E Attfield)
Death 22 Nov 1965 (age 74) The Grove, Catton Grove Road, Norwich

Wife: Lily Martha Tilney

Name: Lily Martha Tilney
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 27 Mar 1888 St Faiths, Norwich
Birth fact 1888 (age 0) 1888 Jun Qtr, St Faiths, 4b/101
Death fact 1963 (age 74-75) 1963 Sep Qtr, Norwich, 4b/507 (aged 75)
Death 1 Aug 1963 (age 75) West Norwich Hospital, Norwich

Child 1: Edward Harry Attfield

Name: Edward Harry Attfield
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mavis Lillian Rose (1921-1995)
Birth 23 Dec 1920 Norwich, Norfolk
Birth fact 1921 (age 0-1) 1921, Mar, Norwich, 4b, 183
Death fact 1986 (age 65-66) 1986 Jul, Ilkeston (Derbys), 6/1029
Death 11 Jul 1986 (age 65) Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Child 2: Jack Victor Attfield


Jack Victor Attfield

Name: Jack Victor Attfield
Sex: Male
Birth 11 Apr 1923 Norwich, Norfolk
Birth fact 1923 (age 0) 1923 Jun Q, Norwich, 4b/202
Occupation 1939 (age 15-16) General labourer, 42 Shipfield, Norwich, Norfolk
Death 3 Nov 2014 (age 91) Norwich, Norfolk

Note on Husband: Edward Arthur Attfield (1)

ATTFIELD Arthur Edward of 57 Redfern Road Heartsease Estate Norwich died 22 November 1965 at The Grove Catton Grove Road Norwich. Probate Norwich 4 March 1966 to Edward Harry Attfield lorry driver and Jack Victor Attfield motor fitter. £670.

Note on Husband: Edward Arthur Attfield (2)

No. 7157 Sergeant E.A. ATTFIELD 20th Hussars, a Norwich man, received the M.M. for a gallant deed during the German rush in the spring of 1918.

The extract recording his action stated that in the attack on *Hourges Wood (*Note, actually The famous Battle of Rifle Wood) on April 1st, 1918, he was in command of the Hotchkiss gun section. After losing two complete gun teams, he took the gun and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. He put two German machine guns out of action, helped to clear the wood, and advancing to an exposed position, helped to hold the enemy back until reinforcements arrived.


This action took place near Amiens against a background of desperate struggle during the early days of the German Spring Offensive.

That these two WW1 members of the Attfield family survived for the whole of the Great War is a major miracle as they both fought through many of the most fierce and famous battles and actions from August 1914 until November 1918.

Source: (accessed 12.08.2013)

Note on Wife: Lily Martha Tilney

ATTFIELD Lily Martha of 57 Redfern Road Norwich (wife of Arthur Edward Attfield) died 1 August 1963 at West Norwich Hospital Norwich. Administration Norwich 28 August to the said Arthur Edward Attfield retired taxi driver. Effects £496 0s. 3d.