Chambers, Arthur

Age: 25
Date of birth: 27th March 1919

Parents: Frank and Florence Chambers
Wife: Single
Address: 103 Wathen Road, Warwick

Occupation: Worked at Constant Speed Air Screws Ltd, Wharf Street, Warwick

Arthur was born on 27th March 1919, the youngest of four children. He had two sisters – Minnie (1913-1972) and Gladys who died aged 6 months in 1915 – and one brother Frank (1917-1993).
Arthur was an old boy of All Saints School.

According to the 1939 census the family including Arthur’s nephew Peter (Minnie’s son) were living at 103 Wathen Road, Warwick. Arthur’s occupation was a capstan lathe hand. Arthur’s father Frank was an electrical fitter who joined the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in 1909 aged 18 and served during WW1. He was wounded in December 1914 and was entitled to wear a wound stripe. He died in 1951 aged 60.

Warwick Advertiser 11th August 1944

Military Service

Rank & Number: Gunner, 948197
Regiment/Service: 22 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Brigade/Division: 4th Infantry Division
Date of death: 13th July 1944
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Foiano Della Chiana War Cemetery, Italy. II. G. 5.
Awards:
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Arthur had only been in action for five weeks when he died.  He is buried in Italy

Contributors

  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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