A Cheddleton-born war hero has passed away one year short of his century.
Alf Spooner, formerly of Penn Farm, Grindon, who spent his final years in Brown Edge, died on June 3, aged 99.
The former Berresfords Motors bus conductor was involved in some the Second World War’s bloodiest conflicts.
He served under Montgomery in the decisive Battle of El Alamein in 1942, two years on from surviving the German bombardment of the beaches of Dunkirk.
“LASAR Radio were lucky to have interviewed Alf and the recording will be played again soon in his memory”, said LASAR’S John Barratt.
Alf’s funeral will take place on Friday, June 22 . Service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am. Relatives and friends wishing to attend are invited to meet at the crematorium.
Family flowers only. Donations preferred to Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes.
Inquiries to David H Smith Funeral Directors, Fountain House, 17/21 Fountain Street Leek. Tel. (01538) 399661