Height , Arthur Henry

Age: 36
Date of birth: c1903

Parents: Frederick and Lily Height
Wife: Lily Proctor
Address: 29 Lyttleton Road, Warwick

Occupation: Worked at Lockheed Brake Company in Leamington

Arthur was born in Leamington Spa in 1903. According to the 1911 census the family were living at 3 Chesham Terrace, Leamington Spa. Arthur’s father Frederick was a labourer at a brewery. His mother Lily was a laundress. Arthur was the second child of a very large family of 15 children, two of his younger brothers died as infants.

Arthur married Lily Proctor in Warwick in 1927. They had three children – Kathleen born in 1927, Ronald born in 1930 and Gerald born in 1932 who died as an infant.

Warwick Advertiser 27th July 1945

Lily died in 1980 aged 85.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Gunner, 5098280
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Brigade/Division: HQ 48th Division
Date of death: 27th May 1940
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action at Dunkirk
Commemorated/Buried: Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Column 12
Commemorated locally at:

Arthur is commemorated at Dunkirk:


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

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