Arthur Campion joined the 4th Hussars in 1940 and was posted to Squadron at Welford.

He saw action in Greece and was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry.

When the Regiment was reformed in Egypt he was posted to ‘C’ Squadron and later in 1941 he was promoted to Sergeant and returned to Squadron, where he served for the balance of his service.

The battle of Alamein saw him in action as a Troop Sergeant. He was wounded in the fighting after the battle.

After a spell in hospital, he rejoined Squadron and served all through the Italian Campaign up to the River Po crossing, where he was again wounded.

He played for the Regiment at Football and Cricket, he was a strong half-back, a good bat and wicket-keeper.

After the war, he kept a very keen interest in the Regiment as a Committee member of the 4th Hussars Association and the present Regimental Association. He was, for a number of years, the Regimental Representative on the Committee of the Combined Cavalry Association.

He was also a firm and regular supporter of the Durham Troop and regularly attended their functions.

Arthur will be sadly missed by his many friends. We extend our very deep sympathy to Mollie, his wife, and all the family.

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