Roy Watkins

From Len Keeling, really sad news.It is my sad duty to inform you that Roy Watkins’s passed away today. Peacefully in his garden chair at home. Condolences have been sent to Val and Roy’s family and all details will be published when I have them. Roy was my Section cmdr…
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Dave Nicholson

It is our sad duty to inform you that Dave Nicholson passed away on 9th January 2024 Condolences have been passed to the family who have informed me that Dave’s funeral will be held at St Oswalds church Coney Hill followed by a private family ceremony at the crematorium All…
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Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Jim Shaw

We have just received the sad news that Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Jim Shaw died on 9 January peacefully at home. In the words of his widow Catherine “I am happy that his suffering is over but of course sad too. It has been a long year; he fought a good…
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Mike Marfel

It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of 23674804 Pte Mike Marfel who died on Saturday 6 th January 2024. Mike was from Raurdean in the Forest of Dean and served with the Ist battalion from 1958-1964.There will be a Private family only Service at Cinderford…
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Alan “Snake” Aspinwall

From Mick Campbell Snake Aspinwall passed away on Tuesday 2 January after a fall my condolences to his family, Snake was my section commander Belfast 74 he and Jutta looked after me as a young soldier baby sat many times for them in Minden.From me Mick H: The "Snake" of…
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George Martin

No More Parades/Service Notice: It is my sad duty to inform the passing of 23081423 Pte George Henry Martin, of the 1st Battalion of The Gloucestershire Regiment. George passed away on 31st December 2023 after a long illness in Southmead Hospital. George was born in Scotland on 20thJune 1936 and…
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Roger Danter

From Rod Gurney It is with much sadness that I report the passing of 24114578 Cpl Roger Danter, formerly 1 Glosters, on 12 December 2023 at Gloucester Royal Hospital after a long illness. Roger served between 1967 and 1979 mainly in the Signal Platoon and Int Section with postings to…
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Tony Taylor

No More Parades. It is my sad duty to inform the passing of Tony Taylor of the 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment. Tony sadly passed away on Wednesday night at the Manor Park Clinic, Weston Super Mare after battling severe Dementia for the last couple of years. Tony was a…
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Royston Alexandra Hodges,

It is with much sadness that I have to report the death of 23298360 Royston Alexandra Hodges, who served in the 1st Bn Glosters for 3 years and then spent over 12 years with the 5 th Bn. He also had a long career as a para medic until his…
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Brian Wright

No More Parades. It is my sad duty to inform the passing of Brian Wright, former RSM, Officer and Gentleman of the 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment. Brian sadly passed away on Tuesday 14th November 2023, at his home in Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon. A service will be held at Torquay…
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