Born: 1918, Needham Market, Suffolk.

Died: 21st June 1941; age: 23.

Residence: ‘Humberstone’ Stowmarket Road, Needham Market, Suffolk.


Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 909608.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 67 Medium Regiment.


Originally buried ‘Unknown’ and reported ‘Missing.’ During the re-concentrations of Tobrok War Cemetery, the body was exhumed, identified and reburried 17th August 1944.


Grave Reference:


Tobruk War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Sleath Swain & Margaret Swain, of Needham Market, Suffolk.


Father: George Sleath Swain, born September 1886, North Kilworth, Leicestershire. An Ironmonger – own account.

Mother: Margaret Swain (nee Noble), born August 1884, Creeting St. Peter, Suffolk.


Arthur was educated at Ipswich School.


Probate to George Sleath Swain – father.


Arthur is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School, and at Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.


67th Medium Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
HQ, 232nd (Suffolk) Bty: Ipswich
231st (Suffolk) Bty: Sudbury

67th Medium Regiment served under command of IV Corps Artillery in the autumn of 1940. It was sent to North Africa in October 1940 as part of the Crusader convoys. It served under 8th Army in the campaigns in the Western Desert from November 1941 until June 1942. Tobruk

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