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In Memoriam
  Major William John Howard Yeats  
Sussex Regiment
Died 14 February 1994.
A keen bird watcher and good cricketer at school, who was once described in the Times while playing for the Public school Wanderers as the slowest bowler the writer had ever seen.
During the war he was injured just before El Alamein when the lorry he was in crashed. He then went with the 2nd battalion Royal Sussex regiment in Paiforce to protect the Kirkuk oil fields.
Apart from being posted to various places in the UK he was in Egypt just after the war, BAOR twice and for a few years seconded to the Royal West African frontier force in what was then the Gold Coast training the Army prior to becoming Ghana when they got independence in 1957.
He served in the A.A.J.L.R. as Officer Commanding ā€˜Dā€™ Company from May 1964 to January 1966 when he suffered the onset of Parkinson's disease.
A few years later he moved to Wingham in Kent and died in 1994.
From Mike Yeats (son)

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