“Topper” died on 16 April 1983 at his home in York aged 81 years.

He enlisted in the Cavalry of the Line in 1919 and served for a total of twenty-six years.

During this time he soldiered in India, Mesopotamia, Germany, France and North Africa.

From 1928 to early in World War II he served in the 3rd Hussars. He had previously served in the 8th Hussars, and for the latter part of his service, he was with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry. On his return from Dunkirk, he was decorated with the DCM by the late King George VI.

He was the well-known organiser of the 3rd Hussars’ annual Old Comrades Dinner after World War II and served for some years on the committee of the Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association.

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