D A MacArthur newspaper cuttings



D A MacArthur newspaper cuttings
Tragedy of Legion Official
Mayor at funeral service


Three newspaper cuttings referring to the death of DA MacArthur.
1 - intimation of DA MacArthur's death
2 - Tragedy of Legion Official. David MacArthur was county treasurer and died at the age of 68.
3 - Mayor at Funeral Service. David MacArthur was former treasurer of Haltemprice Urban District Council. The article refers to his wartime career and the award of a Distinguished Flying Cross.



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Three newspaper cutting on a single sheet


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Tragedy of Legion official
THE ROYAL British Legion’s county treasurer for Humberside, Mr David McArthur, has died within hours of moving to Warwickshire to be nearer his daughter.
He had been due to retire from his post later in the year because of his decision to set up home with his wife in the Midlands.
Mr MacArthur collapsed and died only a day after bidding farewell to friends on Humberside.
Mr MacArthur (68), had been county treasurer for the past 20 years and was president of the Willerby, Kirkella and Anlaby RBL branch since 1976.
He was a former treasurer of Haltemprice Urban District Council, retiring in 1974 on local government re-organisation.
Mr MacArthur, of Woodlands Drive, Anlaby, was a navigator on Lancaster bombers during the 1939-45 War and joined the British Legion on discharge.

HDM: 17/6/82
Mayor at funeral service
THE MAYOR of Beverley, Coun. John Gray, and the borough council’s chief executive, Mr Jim Thomas, attended the funeral service for Mr D.A MacArthur, the former treasurer of Haltemprice Urban District Council, which took place at Pebworth, near Stratford upon Avon, on Monday.
David Alexander MacArthur (68) entered local government with Cheltenham Borough Council and joined Haltemprice in May, 1940.
Towards the end of 1941 he volunteered for service with the RAF and as navigator in a Lancaster bomber squadron he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
On demobilisation he returned to Haltemprice and shortly afterwards took over as treasurer of the council, a post he held until his retirement upon local government reorganisation in 1974.
Mr MacArthur joined the Willerby and Kirkella branch of the Royal British Legion in 1946 and had served as committee member since that time.
He also served as treasurer, for many years as chairman and since 1966, as President. In addition he was the county treasurer for 20 years until his death. His 36 years of loyal service were recognised with the Legion’s highest honour – a National Certificate of Appreciation.
Members of the Willerby and Kirkella branch of the Royal British Legion, as well as former council colleagues, also attended the funeral service, at which the address was given by Maj. G.Pilsbury, county chairman.


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