Captain Walter Fry, O.B.E. joined the 3rd Hussars in 1894 and served until 1912, leaving as a Sergeant.

He saw active service on the North-West Frontier, and he was Assistant Superintendent of Horses and Equipage at the Delhi Durbar.

He retired in July 1914 but re-enlisted on the outbreak of war and was attached to the 9th and 12th Infantry Divisions. Later he served in the Royal Berkshire Regiment. He fought at Loos and on the Somme.

He became Quartermaster of the Labour Group at Dunkirk, where he was twice Mentioned in Despatches and was awarded the M.B.E. in June 1919, and the O.B.E. in September 1919.

He was also in possession of the 1908 North-West Frontier Campaign Medal and Clasp the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, and the Delhi Durbar Medal.

He finally retired in August 1919.

He died at the age of 79 at 21 West Avenue, Wellington, Sussex.

A friend of his in writing speaks of “Captain Fry’s great pride in the Regiment and his membership of the Old Comrades’ Association”.

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