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County's name change colonel dies
Colonel John Kenyon
Colonel Kenyon fought in Burma during World War II
A man who successfully campaigned to restore Shropshire as the official name of the county has died.

Colonel John Kenyon was well known in the area and as a county councillor in the 1970s won his battle for Salop to be renamed Shropshire.

He was awarded the Military Cross for his service in Burma in World War II and received an OBE in 1969 in recognition of his services to NATO.

The 84-year-old was born in West Felton where he lived until his death.

He was also a Freeman of the City of London, Grandmaster of the Freemen of Shrewsbury and president of both the county's Burma Star Association and Boy Scouts.

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