Funeral to be held for former South Yorkshire soldier who was taken prisoner of war for two years

Arthur Drury.
Arthur Drury.
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A former South Yorkshire soldier who was taken as a prisoner of war for two years during the Second World War has died at the age of 98.

Arthur Drury, who served with the Royal Hampshire regiment, was captured by the Germans in Sicily during the conflict.

Mr Drury, of Kimberworth, was born in Rotherham before being posted to North Yorkshire to complete his training, where he met his wife Jean.

He died on June 23 and his funeral will be held at Rotherham Crematorium on Monday, July 16 from 11.30am.

The Royal British Legion will have standard bearers at the service and his granddaughter Claire Poole said all were welcome.