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Abel, Kenneth Arthurlocked

CBE 1984

Born 4 April 1926; s of late Arthur Abel, CBE and Frances Ethel Abel; m 1955, Sarah Matilda, d of late Capt. M. P. Poynor, TD and Norah Elizabeth Poynor; three s; died 13 Dec. 2010

Clerk and Chief Executive, Dorset County Council, 1967–91 (Clerk of the Peace, 1967–73)


Durham Sch.; Glasgow Univ.; Durham Univ. (LLB)


Served RA, 1944–48. Admitted Solicitor, 1953; Assistant Solicitor: Warwicks CC, 1953–54; Leics CC, 1954–59; Sen. Asst Solicitor, Northants CC, 1959–63; Dep. Clerk and Dep. Clerk of the Peace, NR Yorks CC, 1963–67. Chm., Assoc. of County Chief Execs, 1982–83. Past Pres., Dorset County Golf Union. DL Dorset, 1977


Golf, gardening


Sherborne Golf (Sherborne) (Vice Pres.)


Herne’s Oak, Bradford Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6BP

(01935) 813200