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Arthur F Worton
Trooper, 14/20 Kings Hussars. Died 29-08-1951 aged 19yrs
Arthur Frank Worton was born in Cradley in 19031, educated locally and lived at High Park Road with his parents Joseph and Edith Worton. At the age of 19 years Arthur enlisted in the Kings Hussars and was engaged in tank training near to East Wretham Camp, Norfolk. In an attempt to avoid a collision with a civilian vehicle on a country road Frank was thrown from the tank, severely injured and later died at the Military Hospital, St Edmonds.
Part of the report in the County Express, Sept 8th, 1951 [p3] read:-Mr & Mrs J Worton and family desire to express their grateful thanks to all their relatives and friends, to their neighbours of Two Gates, to the officers and men of the 14/20 Kings Hussars Regiment, to all who have written messages of sympathy and to those who have verbally expressed their condolences in any way on the loss of their son Frank. They assure all that their messages have been a source of great comfort to them which will help to sustain them in the future. His fiancée, Miss Cynthia Shilvock, associates with these sentiments. The very beautiful flowers were a very real and tangible expression of the affection in which he was held.
POST CODE: B63 2UL
ADDRESS: Churchyard, St Peter’s Church, Church Road, Cradley
GPS Location: N. 52.46323713 W. -2.08833462
Memorial Location: Section H2, Row 2, Grave No 12