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Councillor Charles Cyril Kenchington, M.B.E., Major (Retired)

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Councillor Charles Cyril Kenchington, M.B.E., Major (Retired) (Mayor 1978 - 1979)

Councillor Charles Cyril Kenchington, M.B.E., Major (Retired)
Councillor Charles Cyril Kenchington, M.B.E., Major (Retired)

Term of Office: 1978 - 1979
Mayoress: Mrs Edith Kenchington
Deputy Mayor: Councillor Alice Kilburn
Assistant Mayor: Councillor Mary Harwood

Details:
  • Enlisted in the 1st Battalion, Duke of Wellingtonís Regiment (West Riding) in 1931.
  • Served in the Second World War at Dunkirk and in the Indian Empire.
  • Served in the North-West Frontier Province, the British Mandate for Palestine and in the Korean War, being involved in the Battle of the Hook.
  • During this time he was awarded ten campaign medals and two Certificates of Merit.
  • While serving as Quartermaster with the Duke of Wellingtonís Regiment in Palestine in 1945, he was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
  • Retired from the British Army in 1965.
  • Elected to the County Borough of Huddersfield Council in 1971 and subsequently re-elected to Kirklees Metropolitan Council.
  • Served as Chairman of the Development and Technical Services Committee (Estates and Properties) and on the Resources and Planning Committee (Economic Development).
  • Also served on Development and Technical Services Committee (Public Works).
  • Member of Huddersfield Town Centre Working Party.
  • President of Huddersfield Pipe Band, Huddersfield and District Army Veteranís Association, Oakes and Quarmby Old peopleís Committee and the Dunkirk Veteranís Association.
  • Died in 1998 aged eighty six.


 


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