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21 August 2020
Shifnal Mourns the Death of it's Remarkable Citizen
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Mr Les Cherrington, Shifnal's 101 year old resident and World War Two hero.


Born and raised in Shifnal, Mr Cherrington was a soldier in the Staffordshire Yeomanry Queen's Own Royal Regiment.

He was injured during a battle at Tebega Gap in Tunisia in 1943 when his Sherman tank was wrecked by a German field gun, but he managed to clamber free despite being badly burned and shrapnel severely damaging his left arm. He was the only survivor of his crew.

After he recovered from his wounds, he continued to serve his country for a further 30 years in the MOD police at RAF Cosford and other RAF stations.

Mr Cherrington's continued involvement in the local community in Shifnal has been amazing and he will be sadly missed by the Shifnal Carnival Committee and Shifnal Male Voice Choir.

Mr Cherrington will be remembered at the Extra Ordinary Meeting of Shifnal Town Council on 20th August 2020 with a period of silent reflection.

Shifnal's Mayor, Cllr Robert Harrop commented:-

"On Saturday 15th August, Les Cherrington passed peacefully away in the arms of his family. He had a long life, well lived and has left an indelible mark on his town, Shifnal. Over the past few years I had the great pleasure of being with Les on a number of official events, at which he always handled with a natural confidence and humility."

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time and they would ask that public enquiries are kept to a minimum at this time.
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