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  • Jim Briston – Death Notification Michelle Summers, daughter of Jim and Betty Briston, has advised that Jim passed away, on the 30th of March, 2020, due to a heart attack at home. despite Michell and her husband Paul doing CPR they were unable to save him. Both Jim and Betty were stalwarts of the Regiment and well liked by all who met ... Read more...
  • Adam Kelley – Death Notification Shaaron Kelly has advised that her son Adam Shaun Anthony Kelly, passed away on Friday 20th march aged 34yrs, due to a massive heart attack. Adam was and was medivaced back to the UK, from Iraq, in 2005, with Cancer. Adams brother Neil also served in the Dukes and like Adam served in Osnabruck and Iraq. Following a ... Read more...
  • Museum Closure – Covid-19 restrictions Due to the Covid-19 restrictionsCalderdale will be closing their Museums, from Friday 20th March until further notice. As our museum and association office are inside Bankfield Museum, that means we too will have to close, especially as most of the volunteers are over 70. As we don’t staff the office on Friday’s, it means we ... Read more...
  • Major John B Heppenstall – Funeral Notification The Association has been advised that TA officer Major John B Heppenstall, former paymaster of 3rd Bn Yorkshire Volunteers and a retired Trustee of the Huddersfield Drill Hall, passed away last week. John was a very well known and respected officer in the TA, in which he served for many years. John’s funeral will be at 10:30 ... Read more...
  • Patrick ‘Paddy’ Orr – Funeral notification The Association has been advised of the Funeral of Patrick ‘Paddy’ Orr Who Passed away on February 14th. Paddy was a Korean Veteran, who was awarded a Military Cross, in the field, in February 1953, for bravery, at the age of 19, when serving as a 2nd Lieutenant. Paddy also carried one of the Regimental Colours ... Read more...
  • Alan Thackeray – Funeral Notification The Association has just been contacted by Alans wife, Rita, to advise that Alan passed away last week, having been ill for some time with Pneumonia. Alan served with The ‘Dukes’ from 1966-1981 and was a Corporal on discharge. Alans Funeral was held on the 21st Jan, at 14.30hrs, at Chanterlands Avenue Crematorium,  in Hull,  HU5 4EF. ... Read more...
  • Iron Duke Journal – WW1 Centenary Special Edition A  Special WW1 Supplement Edition of the Iron Duke has been published, for online distribution only, by Tim Nicholson.   Below is Tims introduction to the Journal, which is available for free download here:- The Iron Duke, The Great War, Centenary Articles. NB: All editions of the Iron Duke from No.1 (May 1925) to No.285 (Autumn 2018) have ... Read more...
  • Dukes Memorial Books The following message is from Terry Butterworth at Holidays for Heroes.   Hello all Ex ‘Dukes’ The books I, Richard Harvey and Scott Flaving have compiled, commemorating the Memorial and the ‘Dukes’ close relationship with Halifax arrived today.  They consist of some real leather bound books in a presentation box for Town Hall’s and the Regimental Museum, etc, ... Read more...

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