We very much regret to announce that Norman Ellis died at his home in Somerset on 18 August 1986.

He was appointed Quartermaster in November 1951, after more than twenty years in the Regiment, the last four of which were spent as Regimental Sergeant Major, being mentioned in despatches in 1948.

After enlisting at Canterbury in 1929 he joined the 3rd Hussars in India in January 1931, and served continuously with the Regiment, except for the years spent as a prisoner of war when “B” Squadron, of which he was SSM, was captured by the Japanese in Java in April 1942.

He did not serve on Regimental Duty with The Queen’s Own Hussars and at the time of the amalgamation was serving with the Aden Protectorate Levies. It was from that appointment that he retired from the army in 1963.

For some years he was a publican in Gloucester and then moved to take up other employment at Warminster.

He eventually retired to Somerset. Our sympathies go out to Sally and her children.

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