Hidden killer claimed life of Leeds Arctic Convoy veteran

PROUD PAST: Ernest with fellow Arctic Convoy survivors.

PROUD PAST: Ernest with fellow Arctic Convoy survivors.

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AN ARCTIC Convoy survivor from Leeds died from a hidden killer cancer the day after the Government confirmed it would award service medals to veterans of the World War II campaign.

Great-grandfather Ernest Schofield, 91, of Morley was among the survivors who waited almost 70 years for official 
recognition of the role they played in what Winston Churchill dubbed “the worst journey in the world”.

But Mr Schofield never heard the news that he and his colleagues were about to be honoured for the heroic service which they had given.

 

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