Bill Sexton who died very suddenly on 9th March 1967, joined the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars in December 1908 in Colchester and served continuously until his retirement in December 1929.

As a Sergeant at the Battle of the Somme, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 19th November 1917.

From 1930 to 1934, he was a Special Constable in Lichfield followed by the Caretaker-ship of St Williams College, York, until his final retirement in April 1964.

He was a most loyal and respected member of the Regimental Association and attended the amalgamation of his old Regiment with the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars in Hohne in 1958.

On 1st July 1966, he was present at the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, as a Regimental representative, at the Memorial to the 36th Ulster Division.

His quiet sense of humour and his complete calm will be sadly missed by all members of the Association.

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