Kenneth Hardy Ion, Keighley

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  1. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    This stained-glass window is still in its original home, the Primitive Methodist Church, in Alice Street, Keighley, but the building is no longer a church, and is now used for various activities, including Citizens Advice and a café.

    The dedication is to "Hardy-Ion."

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    Edit - To be strictly accurate, the Primitive Methodist Church ceased to formally exist in 1932, uniting with the Wesleyans and the United Methodists, so that when the window was installed it was simply a Methodist church.
     

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  2. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Lance Bombardier ION, KENNETH HARDY
    Service Number 1086252
    Died 09/09/1944
    Aged 31
    7 Medium Regt. Royal Artillery
    Awards: MM
    Son of Thomas William and Lilias C. Ion, of Silsden, Yorkshire.
    Buried at HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY
    Cemetery/memorial reference: 2. C. 8.
     
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  4. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Member

    Enlisted in 1940
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    First name(s)
    Kenneth Hardy
    Last name Ion
    Service number 1086252
    Rank L/Bombadier
    Unit or regiment -
    Service RA
    Award Military Medal
    Award year 1944
    Theatre North Africa
    Gazette date 17.02.1944
    Residence Silsden, Yorkshire

    First name(s) Kenneth Hardy
    Last name Ion
    Service number 1086252
    Rank L/Bombadier
    Service Royal Artillery
    Event year 1944
    Gazette date 17 Feb 1944
    Award Military Medal
    Recommended by 15 Army Group
    Theatre North Africa
    Country Great Britain
    File number 68/Gen/7276/25
     
  5. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

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  6. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    I wonder why the dedicated surname was a hyphenated one. Perhaps a mistake by whoever made the window?
     
  7. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Member

    His Military Medal citation :

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    Bomabardier Dawson also received a Military Medal in the same action.
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  8. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    It seems likely to me that he won his MM in Sicily, not North Africa as reported in post #4.
     
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  9. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Member

    Summary of 7 Medium Regiment R.A. campaigns.

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