Ken died on 28 July 1998, in his home town of Castleford.

He was born in Halifax in 1931, on leaving school, he went to work in the Woollen Mills in Halifax.

He enlisted into the Army in Halifax in April 1949, after basic training at Catterick Camp, he was drafted to the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars and joined ‘B’ Squadron as a signaller/driver.

Ken soon made lots of friends and was an extremely capable crew member, he served with the Regiment in Korea, Ken was posted to the 7 Armoured Division as a signaller/driver, he left the Service in 1961.

Ken was a very loyal and supportive member of the Regimental Association, also York and Leicester Troops, He joined other associations in the Castleford area and all of them spoke very highly of his loyalty and friendship, a person who was always willing to help others.

Our deepest sympathies are with his wife and family.

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