Arthur is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Image from 1944 Evening Star newspaper.
Extra information and images courtesy of Simon.
Born: 22nd March 1916, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Died: 7th June 1944; age: 28; Died of Wounds, during the D-Day landings,
Residence: 79, Berners Street, Ipswich.
Occupation: Civil Servant – Unemployment Exchange, Ipswich.
Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 2590006.
Regiment: Royal Corps of Signals, 14 Beach Signal Section.
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Betty G. Erith, of 79, Berners Street, Ipswich.
Father: Henry Alfred Erith, born August 1890, Bury St. Edmunds.
Mother: Ethel May Erith (nee Hogg), born August 1892, Bury St. Edmunds.
Arthur was educated at the East Anglian School, Bury St. Edmunds.
Images, parents Henry & Ethel with baby Arthur.
Arthur was a member of the Odd Fellows Pride Lodge, Bury St. Edmunds.
Image of Arthur.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Arthur was a Civil Servant – Unemployment Exchange, Ipswich. He was living with his parents & sister at their family home – 103, Belvedere Road, Ipswich.
Henry, an Iron Moulder.
Ethel, unpaid Domestic Duties.
Olive M. Erith, at School, born November 1926, Bury St. Edmunds. Image of parents Henry & Ethel
In 1940, Sproughton, Suffolk, Arthur married Betty Gwendolyn Barrett, born November 1917, Sproughton, Suffolk.
They had 3 children.