Robert H. Arthur (#37681893)

Picture taken at Camp Blanding, Florida where he graduated from training
Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Maynard, Iowa
December 15, 1917

83rd Infantry
Purple Heart, Bronze Star, ...

Robert H. Arthur was born in Maynard, Fayette County, Iowa on December 15, 1917 as the oldest child of Herald Arthur (1894-1966) and Laura "Ranney" Arthur (1900-1971). He was graduated from the Maynard High School in 1935. On May 18, 1940 he was united in marriage to Miss Evelyn Simpson.
Previous to induction into the Army he was employed by the Maynard Farmers Co-operative Commision Company.

He lived in Maynard, Iowa, until he entered the service as a draftee on November 18, 1943 at Camp Dodge, Herrold, Iowa. Robert received his basic training at Camp Blanding, Florida before he was send overseas in June, 1944, as a Private in the 83rd Infantry Division, 330th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, C Company.
Private Robert Harold Arthur was killed in action in Brittany, France on August 6, 1944. On that date, the First Battalion
was fighting in the old walled city of St. Malo.

Word of the 26 year old infantryman's death was send by the War Department to his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Arthur who left behind with there four children, James Robert of 4 years, Dianne Marie of 2 years, William Dale of one year and Dennis Cecil, just four weeks old.

His wife Evelyn D. "Simpson" Arthur, was born January 23, 1920 and died on September 22, 2006 at the age of 86. Robert and Evelyn Arthur are burried at the Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard, Iowa.

Jeffrey William Arthur, his grandson

In 1992, Jeffrey William Arthur requested from the U.S. Government, any information about his Grandfather, and an issue of medals awarded for his service.

Robert Arthur's medals displayed in a shadow-box frame (courtesy by Robert's grandson Jeffrey Arthur)