Awards & Titles:

Military Cross

Early Life :

Born 1885, third son of Mr. an Mrs. T. M. Polden. Wath-upon-Dearne

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.:  

Action : War Survivor 

Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.

Detail :

The award of his military Cross was recorded in at least three newspapers: The Sheffield Independent, Sheffield Daily Telegraph and the Penistone, Stocksbridge and Hoyland Express over the 14th/15th June 1918. It was awarded as part of the King's birthday honours.

"Major Arthur Wilson Polden, Wath-on- has been awarded the M.C. In one engagement he had three horses shot under him."
" Major Arthur Wilson Polden, has just been awarded the M.C. .Major Polden, formerly attached to the Doncaster Yeomanry as a sergeant, volunteered for active service shortly after.."
"..appears in the list of 'Birthday Honours. and is awarded the Military Cross amongst the King's list of Birthday..."

His majority was awarded and is recorded in the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer as having been earned 23rd August 1939.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St Nicholas No. 2259 E.C.Yorkshire (West Riding)

15th March 1911

Major Arthur Wilson Polden, M.C. Became a very senior member in the Doncaster area Grand Officer in the Craft (PGD) RA (P.St.B.) and Mark (PGO). [Ian Smith.]

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