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Street, Charles Arthur (1904-1945)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Charles Arthur Street (1904-1945), born 5 January 1904 in Kingston, Somerset, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Street (Old Shirburnian) (1873-1949) and Violet Cecile Street (nee Eden) (1876-1959). Brother of John Noel Eden Street (1902-1954). Lived at The Sunny Cliff, Salcombe, Devon.

 

Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.

 

Attended Sherborne School (The Green) January 1918-December 1921; 2nd XV (1920); Senior Class Leader with Badge; Lance-Corporal in OTC.

 

Jesus College, Cambridge.

 

24 August 1924, as a 2nd Lieutenant (University Candidate) on the General List of the Territorial Army, granted a regular commission with the South Staffordshire Regiment. Promoted to Captain on 13 February 1936 and to the rank of Major on 27August 1941.

 

WW2, Lieutenant-Colonel, 7th Battalion, Worcester Regiment. Killed in action at the Battle of Dawate (Irrawaddy), Burma on 8 February 1945, aged 41.

 

Exhumed from the Mandalay War Cemetery and reburied at the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar, 19. J. 21 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2087956/street,-charl...

 

Commemorated at:

Salcombe War Memorial 1949-1945, Devon www.britaininfocus.org.uk/gallery/landmarks/war-memorials..., www.devonheritage.org/Places/Salcombe/SalcombeWarMemorial...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour.

 

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Arthur Street wrote to the Brigadier on 2 July 1944: 'I have been appointed as commanding officer to the 7th Bn., as you may know already. It is grand to find myself in such a happy and efficient show. They are quite the best regiment I have been with since the war. I hope this will not sound excessive, but appears to me to be so. I have done all my service with the South Staffordshire Regiment up to a few months ago, so I know the Midlander well. The Bn. has done particularly well in the recent fighting and I got particularly good reports from both the G1 and the Brigadier. I hope I shall be able to live up to the high standards so far set.'

 

Obituary, The Shirburnian, March 1945: 'Charles Arthur Street was one of two brothers, both of whom were at The Green; and the son of Lieut.-Colonel A. Street, OBE (OS). On leaving Sherborne he went up to Jesus College, Cambridge, and later obtained a commission in the South Staffordshire Regiment. He held the rank of Lieut-Colonel and was attached to the Worcestershire Regiment at the time of his death in action in Burma in February 1945.'

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