Eric was born in Brixton and lived in south-west London most of his life. During World War 2 he served with the Royal Artillery, mainly in the Middle East and Burma. See below for letters from that period.
Eric developed Parkinson's Disease in 1968, aged 48. The availability, shortly after that date, of the drug L-dopa, along with the love and support of Ella, allowed him to fight against the disease far longer than would have previously been possible. His courage, even when in the later stages of the disease, was tremendous.
Eric died in December 1982, aged 62, and is greatly missed.
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