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memorial2 nWe mark the passing of those who have served this country on the next page. Contributions from families and colleagues welcome

ATHERTON Brig Maurice Alan Atherton CBE died 15 July 2019 aged 92 Green Howards

BEARDSWORTH Maj Gen Simon Jones Beardsworth CB died 8 July 21019 aged 90 Royal Tank Regt

BEVAN Rear Adm Timothy Bevan CB died 6 June 2019

BLACKETT Captain John Beuachamp "Bechie" Blacket 6 May 1939 - 5 June 2019 Coldstream Guards. Later London fishmonger

CHARLEY Col William Robert Hunter (Robin) Charley OBE, DL died 15 July 2019 aged 95. Royal Ulster Rifles Korean War veteran

COMRIE Cdr Gillian Margaret Comrie ARRC QARNNS died 16 July 2019 aged 73

CULPIN Sqn Ldr Bernard 'Bob' Culpin DSO, DFC 27 December 1921 - 30 May 2019

Wartime volunteer navigator. 405 Sqn . 75 missions over North West Europe, 16 against Berlin, support of D-Day, V weapon sites, U boat pens. Post war rejoined RAF. Egypt (Suez) Germany Cyprus

DOCKERILL Col Geoffrey Ronald Dockerill MBE 29 August 1926 - 20 May 2019 Egypt, Palestine (1948) KOBR, Parachute Regt, ADC to Montgomery c/o 1st Bn the Loyal Regt Malta, Defence Attache Vienna

FELTON George Eric Felton 3 Februry 1921 - 14 June 2019 Wartime RAF radar engineer and instructor mainly Middle East. Later computer opearting systems pioneer.

FERGUSON Air VM Gordon Macarthur Fergusin died 8 July 21019 aged 81

GOURGEY Lt Cdr Reginal Ellias Gourgey died 4 Juky 2019 aged 104

GREEN Brigadier Duncan Ross Green CBE MC 7 June 1925 - 21 April 2019

Indian Army Partition 10th Gurkha Rifles Malaysia 1964 (MC) Hong Kong borderBelize

HENDERSON Major Diana Henderson WRAC 21 May 1946 - 10 April 2019 TA officer

HOUSTON Sgt Glyndwr Desomn (Glyn) Houston 23 October 1925 -n 30 June 2019 Fleet Air Arm, Royal Corps of Signals, joined ENSA in Singapore, India (inspired It Ain't Half Hot Mum) Later actor

HUNT Col Thomas Arthur Hunt died 21st July 2019 aged 101

JORY Gerald Anthony Jory OBE 2 May 1930 - 2019 As a 13 year old worked with French Resistance as a courier and liaison with Barbier Network

LISTER Frederick Lister died 3 December 2018 aged 98. Royal Engineer, Fall of Singapore, 3 1/2 years PoW Burma Railway

OTTEWILL Peter Allan Kirby died 28 June 2019 Royal Highland Fusilier

PENTREATH Capt David Pentreath RN CBE DSO 9 Apri 1933 - 26 June 2019 Cdr HMS Plymouth Falklands conflict who accepted Argebtine surrender of South Georgia

1951 Queen's Sword Dartmouth. Fleet Air Arm pilot. HMS Daring Far East, HMS Brighton, After Falklands (bombed off West Falkland) Cdre Clyde

PIKE Brig Christopher James Pike DSO OBE 10 November 1933 - 15 July 2019

Gurkha Rifles. North Borneo DSO (jungle fighting against Indonesians 1957)  Hong Kong Cultural Revolution 1967 Cyprus (Turkish invasion OBE 1974)

WALTER Lt Col Peter Walter MBE, MC and Bar 26 January 1928 - 28 June 2019 Sherwood Forster, 22 SAS MiD Malaya MC with Royal Lincs Regt. MC Radfan Campaign Western Aden. Later cdr Brecon para school

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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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