Funeral for firefighter who worked in Worthing and East Preston

Firefighters carrying Arthur's coffin

Firefighters carrying Arthur's coffin

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A FUNERAL was held today (Friday, April 5) for a firefighter who worked in East Preston and Worthing and began his career just after World War II.

Firefighters from the area paid their respects to Arthur Prole, whose funeral was held at the Methodist church in Ardsheal Road, Worthing.

Arthur served in West Sussex as a national firefighter between April 29, 1946, and March 31, 1948, then at East Preston and later Worthing during the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

An honour parade was held on the day with crew members turning out to remember Arthur.

For the full story, read the Worthing Herald and Littlehampton Gazette on Thursday, April 11.