Prismall,Arthur

Dates:

War Service:
Captain ARTHUR PRISMALL of ‘B’ Company, 13th (Kensington) battalion London Regiment was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle on 14 March 1915, aged 53. As one of the officers of 'D' company he sailed to Le Havre with the battalion on 4 October 1914. On 15 November he transferred to 'B' company, a few days before the battalion went into the front line trenches for the first time.

The battalion history: " He was very popular, not only with his own company but with the whole battalion. The senior officer in age, he had nevertheless endured the long and arduous months of trench warfare, ever ready to encourage with a cheery word the men under his command.The sympathy of all ranks went out to his son Lt. M A Prismall who had joined the battalion two days previously."

He is buried in Neuve-Chapelle Farm Cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the the memorial at the Private Banks Cricket and Athletic Club in Catford. His name also appears on the battalion war memorial in Kensington Central Library.

Details:
He was the husband of Sarah Russell Prismall of 65, Loxley Rd., Wandsworth Common. They married in the spring of 1890.

Source:
"The Kensingtons" 13th London Regiment by O.F. Bailey and H.M. Hollier.
His death was reported in The Times of 17 May 1915.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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