Thomas Plumer Halsey
Frederica Johstone
Frederick Octavius Wells
Thomas Frederick Halsey, 1st Baronet Gaddesden
Mary Julia Wells
(c 1843-1922)
Captain Arthur Halsey


Family Links

1. Blanche Helen Kerr Pechell
2. Dorothy Mary Leatham

Captain Arthur Halsey 54

  • Born: 31 July 1869, Belgravia, London 10
  • Marriage (1): Blanche Helen Kerr Pechell in 1909
  • Marriage (2): Dorothy Mary Leatham
  • Died: 15 August 1957, Wye, Kent aged 88 13

bullet  General Notes:

From The Times, August 16, 1957

Captain Arthur Halsey, C.B.E., died yesterday at his home at Wye,
Kent, at the age of 88. The second son of the Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick
Halsey, first baronet, and thus an elder brother of the late Admiral
Sir Lional Halsey, he was born on July 31, 1869, and entered H.M.S.
Britainnia in 1883. He was Flag Lieutenant, The Nore, from 1894 to
1896 and later commanded H.M.S. Bruizer at the blockade of Crete.
During his service in the Boer War he was landed in charge of guns
from H.M.S. Philomel.
In the First World War he was on the Embarkation Staff from 1914 to
1917 and from 1917 to the cessation of hostilities was Naval
Vice-Consul controlling Scandinavian food convoys. He was appointed
C.B.E. in 1919 for his services.
He married in 1909 Blanche Helen Kerr, daughter of Admiral M. R.
Pechell. She died in 1917. There was a daughter of the marriage. He
married, secondly, Dorothy Mary, daughter of Samuel Gurney Leatham.
She died in 1950.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census UK 1911: 1911, Melkington, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland. 10

2. He appeared on the census in 1871 in Golden Parsonage, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordfordshire. 428

3. Resided: 15 August 1957, Cherry Orchard, Wye, Kent. 13

4. He had an estate probated on 23 October 1957 in London. 13


Arthur married Blanche Helen Kerr Pechell, daughter of Admiral Mark Robert Pechell and Ellen Maria Derby, in 1909. (Blanche Helen Kerr Pechell was born c 1877 in Markyate Street, Hertfordshire 10 and died on 25 February 1917 in Wye, Kent 13.)


Arthur next married Dorothy Mary Leatham. (Dorothy Mary Leatham died on 12 December 1950 in Wye, Kent 13.)

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