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.


Grave Reference:


Bayeux War Cemetery,




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.









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.


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