Bombardier Dugald J MacArthur

10 Sep 1943

Dugald James MacArthur, son of Dugald and Mary MacArthur, enlisted into The Royal Artillery and then volunteered for the airborne forces.

Bombadier MacArthur successfully undertook Glider training and was posted to 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery.

He took part in the amphibious landings in Italy in September 1943, on board a mine layer, HMS Abdiel. Unfortunately, HMS Abdiel struck a mine in Taranto Harbour causing significant casualties and loss of life, including Bdr MacArthur.

Bdr MacArthur died at sea on 10 September 1943, aged 23.

He is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial.

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