MORRIS: Anthony Lloyd

Died 1 December 2005, aged 85: Anthony Lloyd Morris volunteered for the RAF as a teenager when war broke out in September 1939. He went on to survive 80 missions as a radio operator and air gunner, rising to warrant rank. Born in Darlington on 21 August 1920, he worked for the local bus company and played cricket for Darlington lst Xl. In 1946 he married Corporal Mary Turner from Barnsley and they had three children, Margaret Mary, Patrick and Ian LLoyd.

He passed the Civil Service exam and joined Inland Revenue, moving around before settling in Wakefield as a senior inspector of taxes, retiring in 1980 as manager of the Wakefield office He and Mary, who died in 1991, lived in Kingsley Avenue, fof Standbridge Lane.  He remained a very keen bridge player after retiring from cricket .

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