‘Lovely man’ and Welwyn Garden City veteran Chris Alton dies aged 73

PUBLISHED: 08:48 23 August 2020

Chris Alton died on August 2 aged 73. Picture: Supplied by Hatfield and Welwyn Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

Chris Alton died on August 2 aged 73. Picture: Supplied by Hatfield and Welwyn Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

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Welwyn Garden City veteran Chris Alton, who served in Germany and the UK, has sadly died at the age of 73.

Chris Alton died on August 2 aged 73. Picture: Supplied by Hatfield and Welwyn Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club Chris Alton died on August 2 aged 73. Picture: Supplied by Hatfield and Welwyn Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

The Hatfield and Welwyn Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club said Chris – who passed away on August 2 – was a “lovely man” who will be “greatly missed” at their meetings in Hatfield.

Chris, who joined the British Army with the Royal Corps of Signals in 1964, served in the UK and in Germany with the British Army of the Rhine.

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“He loved animals,” the veteran club said. “In his Army career he worked the latter part with horses.”

Chris Alton died on August 2 aged 73. Picture: Supplied by Hatfield and Welwyn Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club Chris Alton died on August 2 aged 73. Picture: Supplied by Hatfield and Welwyn Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

“Chris came along to the club as and when he could and was first in line wanting a club t-shirt.

“He will be very much missed by all of us.”

The funeral, which is on August 27 at Harwood Park Crematorium, will be attended by other veterans who will be doing the Guard of Honour, while adhering to strict COVID-19 social distancing.


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