ARTHUR HENRY DAVEY

Photograph courtesy of Robert.

 

Born: 3rd August 1915, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Died: 12th March 1945; age 29; at Camp number 344, Stalag, Lambinowice, Poland. PoW number: 32779.

 

Rank: Lance Bombardier; Service Number: 907940.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 67 Medium Regiment.

 

Memorial Reference:

Column 33,

Alamein Memorial,

Egypt.

 

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, in Ipswich, Arthur married Queenie Maud Whitling, born 20th August 1918, Bonds Corner, Grundisburgh, Suffolk – daughter of Emily Maud Whatling, a domestic servant.

Maternal granddaughter of Albert Whatling, a horseman on a farm, and Hephzibah Whatling (nee Goodchild), of Market Hill, Clopton, Suffolk.

 

Queenie and Arthur had four children.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Arthur’s wife, Queenie and their first child were living at – 85, Rosebery Road, Ipswich, the home of Ivy Elizabeth Castell, born July 1902, a grocer’s shop assistant.

 

Probate to Queenie Maud Davey – widow, of 75, Milton Road, Luton, Bedfordshire.

67th Regiment

The Regiment was sent to North Africa in July 1941 as part of 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 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 S.S. Scillin in November 1942.

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