Born: 1918, Bosmere, 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.


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.

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


Arthur attended Ipswich School.


Arthur is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial, 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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