Born: 3rd August 1915, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.
Died: 12th March 1945; age 29; PoW, Camp number 344, Stalag, Lambinowice, Poland. PoW number: 32779.
Residence: 75, Milton Road, Luton, Bedfordshire.
Rank: Lance Bombardier; Service Number: 907940.
Regiment: Royal Artillery, 67 Medium Regiment.
Father: Herbert Arthur Davey, born October 1886, 25, Potter Street, Ipswich – died August 1936, at 1, Gibson Street, Ipswich.
Mother: Alice Louisa Davey (nee Rosher), born September 1889, 3, Little Queen Street, Ipswich.
In 1937, Ipswich, Arthur married Queenie Maud Whitling, born August 1917, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
They had 3 children.
Probate to Queenie Maud Davey – widow.
The Regement was sent to North Africa in July 1941 as part of the Operation Crusader. It served under the 8th Army in the Western Desert from November 1941 until June 1942. The entire Regiment was captured in Tobruk on 21st June 1942.
On surrender, the men became prisoners of the Italy army and were transferred to Italian POW camps. The Italian armistice on 3rd Sept. 1943 enabled some to escape back to Allied Lines or to Switzerland, most were transported to POW camps in Germany, Austria and Poland. The majority of casualties in the Regiment resulted from the sinking of the Italian merchant ship SS Scillin in November 1942.