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We mark the passing of those who served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome

ATCHERLEY Lt (later Sir) Harold Atcherly 30 August 1918 - 29 January 2017 Intelligence Corps. Singapore 1942. Changi. Burma Railway

BROOKE Col Henry Arthur Gunning Brooke MC died 4 Feb 2017 aged 93

COGHILL Lt Col John Kemdall Plunkett Coghall OBE died 4th Februay 2017 aged 87

COLLINS Brig Peter Ernest Collins died 8 February 2017 aged 94

FIELDSEND (Later Sir) John Charles Rowell Fieldsend 13 September 1921 - 22nd February 2017 Royal Artillery officer Egypt, Monte Cassino, Greece

HASKARD (later Sir) Cosmo Haskard KCMG MBE 25 November 1916 - 21 February 2017

Royal Irish Fusiliers 1939 Kings African Rifles Ceylon, Burma. 1964-70 Governor of the Falkland Islands who worked against handing them to Argentina in 1968

JENKINS Charles Peter de Brisay MC, MBE died 8 Feb 2017 aged 93

LE MARCHAND Captain Thomas Maitland Le Marchand RN 14 May 1941 - 19 December 2016

Submariner HMS Warspite which colloded with Societ Echo II. i/c HMS Narwhal. MiD when i/c HMS Valiant Falklands on anti air watch. Captain 3rd Submarine Sqn. Director SSAFA

LLOYD John Evan Jessue (Luggy) Lloyd RM died 1st February 2017

MOSLEY Nicholas Mosley MC (later Lord Ravensdale) 25 June 1923 - 28 February 2017 Rifle Brigade. MC in Italy (see his memoir Time at War)

PACKENHAM Captain William (Bill) T T Packenham RN died 17th February 2017 aged 90

RADCLIFFE Captain Charles Raymond Radcliffe LVO died 1st February 2017 aged 97

RUSSELL Lt Col Michael (Mike) Syms died 21st February 2017 aged 63

SMITH Captain James Alderson Smith MC 20 August 1922 - 31 January 2-17

3rd Bn Coldstream Guards Landed Salerno Italy Sept 43, Camino Nov/Dec 43, Garigliano crossing, returned England March 45

TIBBY Cdr Maurice Arthur Tibby died 10 Feb 2017 aged 92

WADDINGTON 2nd Lt David Charles (later Lrd) Waddington  2 August 1929 - 24 February 2017 XII Royal Lancers first Suez crisis

WOOD (later Sir) John Kember Wood MC 8 August 1922-27 January 2017

Rifle Brigade (top of OCT) Commando Middle East, Italy (capture of Tossignana MC) PoW

WOOLDRIDGE Roylance Wooldridge MC and Bar 11 Juy 1919 - 9 December 2016

Royal Engineers El Alamein (gaps in minefield MC 1942) Recce Onival Beach Pas de Calais 1944 (Bar to MC) Captured, interviewed by Rommel and von Rundstedt

WRIGHT LAW Marjorie Rose Wright (later Clark) 12 May 1923 - 14 December 2016 Flying nursing orderly NW Europe. ¬¬¬†Bergen-Belsen

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British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.


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