A resident of Victoria Park Care Home celebrates his 100th birthday next month.
George Kenneth Holmes (known to everyone as Ken) was born on Wentworth Street, Ilkeston Junction on the 15th May 1920 to his parents, Florrie and Albert.
He served in the Royal Navy throughout the 1939-45 second world war conflict.
Ken was awarded the Legion d’honneur in 2018 – the highest decoration from the French government for his service during D-Day.
He later worked on the Railways where he was responsible for the stretch of line from Bennerley to Shipley Gate until he retired in 1985.
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