In May 1996 we bade farewell to yet another staunch member of the Regimental Association.

Harry joined the Army in January 1933 and was posted to the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars in Egypt. While serving in the Regiment he played a great deal of sport until he was transferred to the Reserve on completion of his six-year engagement in April 1939.

After the outbreak of war on 3 September 1939, Harry was recalled to the Colours and posted to the BEF in France with the Labour Corps. January 1940 saw Harry disembark in Haifa and return to the Regiment for the Africa campaign.

After a spell in the hospital, he was posted to the Warwickshire Yeomanry and served in Italy. He was very proud to wear the Fern Leaf in recognition of the Yeomanry’s support of the New Zealand Forces.

In 1945 he married Mary and on release from the Army in 1946, settled near Bury St Edmunds where his widow and family still live.

Harry gave generous support to the Regimental Museum and he was also a great help to the Regimental Secretary, QRIH.

We will all miss Harry and his many exploits with the Regiment and to his family, we extend our condolences.

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