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Ken Wharton (born 21 June 1950) is an English writer and former British soldier who has written a series of non-fictional books on the violent religious/political conflict in Northern Ireland known as "The Troubles". The books are an oral history based on first-hand accounts by soldiers of all ranks who served in the Operation Banner campaign as well as Ken's own personal experiences when he did two tours of Northern Ireland. He served in the Royal Green Jackets regiment.

A native of Leeds, Yorkshire, Ken, having left school at 15, joined the British Army in 1967, aged 17 and left in 1973. Upon leaving the military, he enrolled at the University of Warwick where he studied politics. Ken now lives in Australia.

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