Appeal to give Leeds war veteran a good send off

Richard Norris.

Richard Norris.

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An appeal has been issued for the public to attend the funeral of a former Leeds war veteran who has died at the age of 97.

Former Roundhay resident and Leeds Grammar School pupil Richard ‘Dick’ Norris served his country in World War II and fought in the famous Battle of El Alamein.

He died on October 2 in sheltered housing in Driffield, where he had moved following his retirement in 1994. His funeral will be held at All Saints Parish Church in Driffield, at 1pm today, Monday, October 17, followed by the interment at Driffield Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest beside wife Sybil who died in 2010.

With Mr Norris having no known relatives, an appeal has been distributed over social media in the hope of giving him the send-off a veteran deserves.

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