Arthur Henry Heaton Bamford (1905-1941)

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Biography

Arthur Henry Heaton Bamford was born on 6 August 1905 at Eccles, Lancashire, the son of Sam Bamford and his wife Amy Louisa (née Heaton).

By 1911, his widowed mother Amy had moved to Golcar, Huddersfield, where she found work as a woollen minder.

He married Clara Gordge on 28 September 1935 at Huddersfield Parish Church.

At the time of the 1939 Register, they were living at 78 King Street, Huddersfield. Arthur was a fancy woollen weaver and Clara was worsted box tender.

He was killed in London during an air raid on 7 January 1941.[1] He was buried at Emmanuel Church, Lockwood, and is commemorated on the Edgerton Cemetery War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Serjeant ARTHUR HENRY HEATON BAMFORD
  • regiment: Pioneer Corps
  • died: 7 January 1941
  • age: 35 years
  • record ID: 2401966

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  1. His death was recorded as "civilian casualty".