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D-Day veteran was awarded highest French distinction medal

GORDON Mucklow sadly passed away recently aged 98 and was a very active member in the Stratford community, regarded by some as a true Stratfordian born some 100 yards from Shakespeare’s birthplace in Henley Street.

Son to a grocer - Joe Mucklow - who managed the local Walkers Stores group and was himself a survivor of the horrors on the battlefields of Ypres in 1917.

His uncle – Charles - being not so lucky as was noted on the war memorial monument in Old Town.

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