Arthur was born in Bradford, Yorkshire on 16 December 1877. In 1906, he married Alice Swain in Conway, and by 1911, the couple were living at 141 Dunsall Road, Wolverhampton. Arthur was a packer for a draper.
Arthur served as a special constable during the First World War, perhaps because of his age and marital status. His name is listed in the volume we hold of Wolverhampton Special Constables.
Alice died in Bradford in 1926, and Arthur remarried Eliza Smith in Bradford in 1928. He died 6 March 1944, by which date his address was given as 67 Naples Street, Bradford. The value of his effects was £214 5s.