Edward Ainger, who died on 14th September 1989, was born on 16th September 1893.

After being educated at Winchester and Oxford, he was commissioned into the 3rd Hussars on 26th August 1914. He served in the First World War in France and Belgium and afterwards in Roumania and Russia with the 83rd and 242nd Infantry Bdes.

From 1921 to 1923 he served with the 3rd Hussars in Turkey and Egypt He then spent some years on secondment and the staff. During this spell away from the Regiment he also attended two long courses learning Russian and Japanese.

He returned to Regimental Duty in 1936, finally leaving the Army in 1937.

He was a recipient of the Croix de Guerre and Star of Roumania 5th Class.

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