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In April 1920 he was made a Freeman of the Borough of Ipswich.

Here you see Arthur right in the centre of the front row next to the Mayor, along with the other recipients of the Freedom of Ipswich and Town officials.

On the 26th June 1920 Arthur attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace for recipients of the Victoria Cross. His Majesty King George V was accompanied by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family. Below is Arthur's copy of the programme.


The Victoria Cross Recipients assembled at Wellington Barracks, and marched to the Garden of the Palace via Birdcage Walk, Horse Guards Parade and The Mall preceded by the Band of the Welsh Guards. 

The King inspected the VC Recipients 

Afterwards they filed past His Majesty, and had the honour of being presented to The King and Queen.

Arthur was one of the members of the Guard of Honour for Field-Marshal Lord Allenby when he received the Freedom of the Borough of Bury St. Edmunds on 6th October 1920.

In January of 1923 he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace for Ipswich and in July he was presented, as an"old boy", to the Prince of Wales when he visited HMS Warspite at Greenhithe 

On the 9th November 1929 he attended the British Legion dinner for VCs held in the Royal Gallery at the House of Lords.

Here you see the VCs at their dining tables - there was a lottery for seats and Arthur is sitting on the 4th or 5th row from the front of this picture - I still have not identified him! He is sitting at table 11 and on seat 318 - table 13 is the four chaps at the bottom of the picture, then table 12 and then table 11 - can you spot him????

Here is the "top" table with the Prince of Wales in the centre.

It is thought that this dinner was the greatest ever number of winners of the Victoria Cross to be assembled in one place, there were 319 VCs present. 

In 1941 Arthur again met up with 2nd Lieutenant Christinson (now General Sir.....)