News From the Glosters

The death of Tom Barns

We hear from Stratton St. Margaret RBL of the death of Tom Barns.The only other information to hand at present is that the funeral is on the 6th July 12 noon.St. Margarets Church, Ermin Street Upper Stratton St. Margaret followed by burial 1300hrs. Wake at the RBL Branch in St. Phillips road. Captain Len Keeling will be in attendance with two Standard Bearers.

23110761 Pte Ted Perring

Len Keeling reports.

On behalf of his family it is with great sadness that I report the death of 23110761 Pte Ted Perring on the 1st June 22 aged 85.

Ted served as a National Serviceman from Feb 1955-Feb1957. Completing his basic Trg at Resevoir Camp Gloucester. Upon joining the Battalion he became a Regt Signaller and served in Kenya, Aden,Bahrain & Sharjah. He was also part of a Glosters contingent on board a RN Frigate off Kuwait during the Suez Crisis, ending his career in Nicosia Cyprus.

He became a life long member of the Regt Association attending many reunions and functions. A proud Gloster who reminisced about those days right up to the last few days if his life I am in touch with his family and friends and there will be a service held at St Mary’s Church Yate on the 24 June followed by cremation at Westerliegh Crem. Len 

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