Stan Gray, a distinguished World War 2 veteran and respected member of the community, has died aged 97.
He died peacefully at his home in Kilton in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, August 8.
Formerly of the Northumberland Regiment, he saw action in North Africa and across Europe in Sicily, Italy and France.
In his life after the war, Stan worked as a chauffeur for the Bassetlaw Civic Office.
Among his medals were the 1939-1945 Star, which was awarded to veterans who saw a minimum of 180 days of operational service, alongside the Africa Star, the Italy Star and the France and Germany Star.
Ray Fielding, Vice Chairman of the Royal British Legion, said: “It was a real privilege to have met Stan. He was a true people’s champion.
“We owe him a great debt of gratitude and we must never forget everything Stan and his generation did for all our freedom.”
The Royal British Legion, Northampton Regimental Association and the Local Veterans’ Association will be joining his family in a tribute to his life on Thursday, August 26 at 11am at Priory.
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