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It is with regret we inform you that 5571151 Pte Gerald Ernest MALLER of Ridgeway House Care Home, Royal Wooton Bassett died on 19 April 2016 aged 97.  Gerald enlisted into the 8th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment in 1939 and after Dunkirk was posted to the 1st Battalion.  He was taken PoW in 1942 at the Fall of Tobruk and sent to Kommando E702 Klimontowgrube Stalag VIII B 344 Lamsdorf  where he was employed in the coal mines with PoW number 9911 . His funeral took place at Kingsdown Crematorium on 19 May 2016

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It is with sadness that we notify you that Mrs Maragaret McGreade wife of the late 22115128 CSgt Raymond McGreade died on 23 April 2013.

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It is with sadness we report that 23946121 Cpl Derek MARSH of Colchester died on 15 February 2012  aged 67. Derek joined 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters in 1962 continued to serve on amalgamation in 1970 with The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment until
transferring in 1972 to the Royal Hampshire Regiment. He served with 1 FORESTERS and 1WFR in UK, Cyprus and BAOR and NI and Hong Kong with 1R HAMPS. Funeral details will be promulgated when known.

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    We regret to announce the death of 24017188 Sgt David MARTIN of Gosport aged 69 on 11 May 2016 while on a visit to Worcester. He enlisted in The Worcestershire Regiment in 1964 joining the 1st Battalion in Lydd and served with it in Gibraltar, Tobruk and Cyprus and with 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters in N Ireland, Berlin then as a PSI with 1 Mercian Volunteers in Nottingham before discharge in 1979. Funeral arrangements in Gosport to be confirmed.

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    It is with great sadness we inform you that 430381 Major James Michael Frederick MARTIN of Sindlesham, Berkshire died on 12 September 2016 aged 84  Mike was commissioned into The Sherwood Foresters in 1953 and served at the Depot, Derby.  After completing his Pl Comds course he was posted to the 2nd Battalion in October 1953.  In August 1955 he was posted to the Depot as Training Subaltern until March 1958 when he was posted to the 1st Battalion with which he went to Malaya and Singapore until August 1961.  Mike was then posted as OC Regimental Recruiting Team at the Depot until March 1962 when he was appointed Adjutant 5th/8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters.  In March1964 Mike returned to the 1st Battalion as OC Rear Party  in Colchester then 2IC of a Coy before being appointed Adjutant.  In 1966 Mike was posted as a Major to  1 Zambia Regt, Indola followed by a tour at 3 Zambia  Regt, Kabwe until 1969 when he was posted as  OC A & HQ Coys 1 Worcestershire Regiment in Cyprus.  On amalgamation in 1970 Mike was posted OC Admin Coy 1 WFR in Warminster followed by appointments as GSO 3 Ops/Trg Londonderry,, Trg Major 3 WFR Newark,, HQNI ASVU (UDR) Lisburn, OC Mil Trg Wing AA College Arborfield, OIC Mil Training Princess Marina College, OC 506 GL Sec, Adjutant SEE before retiring in 1987.  He then became RO3 CD Cell REME Offrs School (Combat Div) followed by Asst Corps Sec RAJA/Sec & Librarian REME until end of RO3 service in 1998.  His funeral is to take place on Thursday 29 September 2016 at St Eligius Church, Arborfield Garrison at 1130 hours.  Family flowers only.  Standard Bearers would be welcome.  For those wishing to write in condolence, Mrs Audrey Martin, Catkins, 2 Betty Grove Lane, Sindlesham, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 5DR         

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  It is with regret we notify the death of  Worcester Branch member Roger Maskell who died on September 11th. His funeral will be held at Worcester Crematorium on TUESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER at 11.30 hrs. Following the service the family invite you to Archdales Club, Windermere Drive.                                                                                               ​                         

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It is with sadness that we inform you that Worcester Branch Chairman 23725551 LCpl Harold James Massam passed away peacefully at Worcester Royal Hospital on Tuesday 21st February 2017 aged 76 with his family at his bedside. Harry enlisted into the Worcestershire Regiment at Shrewsbury on 17th May 1960.  After Training Harry completed a Carpentry and Joiners course before joining the 1st Battalion.  Harry served in Jamaica and British Honduras for the Hurricane Hattie relief mission. Harry also served in Gibraltar, Tobruk, Germany and UK.  Harry served in B Company going on to work in the Company Stores and became Families Quarters Storeman.  Harry was also a keen boxer and serving on one of the first Army Youth Teams. Harry was at Depot Lichfield, being discharged on 6th February 1968 serving another 4 years on reserve. On leaving the Regiment Harry became a conductor and then passed his passenger bus test and became a bus and coach driver for the Midland Red progressing to Depot Controller and retiring after 38 years service. In the early 1980`s Harry became an active member of Worcester Branch becoming Chairman in 2009. Harry was well known through out the Association and beyond for his hard work, being at the forefront in a lot of event organising and forging new friendships with other organisations, being rewarded for his leadership with an Association Merit Award on the 5th October 2013. Letters of condolence can be sent to Mrs Libby Massam 24 Portland Street, Worcester. WR1 2NL. The  funeral will be held at 15:15 hours on Monday 20th March 2017 at Worcester Crematorium, Tintern Avenue, Astwood Road, Worcester WR3 8EB. Family flowers only. Donations in Memory of Harry Massam,  payable to, St Richards Hospice, Worcester.  Standards and members welcome. All are invited afterwards to Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester WR1 3ED. Extra car parking ( paying ) available behind Swan Theatre . For Catering purposes those wishing to attend the Ex Services Club afterwards please contact 01684 576013 (answering service available)  or email  nigelfish@ymail.com

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It is with sadness that we inform you that 25064135 Pte Jonathon Geoffrey MATHER of Chellaston, Derby died on 14 May 2017 aged 38.  Jonathon enlisted into 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in May 1997 and served with it in UK, Northern Ireland and  Bosnia in the former Republic of Yugoslavia before leaving the Army in October 2001.  His funeral is to take place at Mark Eaton Crematorium on 31 May 2017 at 1400 hours.  Association Standards and Members would be welcomed by the family.

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It is with regret that we inform you that 24065555 Cpl Thomas James William McCOLLUM of Telford died on 13 May 2017 aged 71.  He enlisted into The Worcestershire Regiment in 1965 and served with it in Gibraltar, Tobruk and UN Cyprus.  On amlgamation in 1970 he remained with 1st Battalion The Worcstershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment and served on several tours in NI, Berlin and BAOR with it before discharge after 22 years service in 1987.  His funeral is to take place on Wednesday 31 May 2017 at 1100 hours at Telford Crematorium, Woodhouse Lane, Red Hill, Telford TF2 9NJ.  Family and close friends flowers only - donations to the British Lung Foundation can be made on the day.  The Wake is being held at the Barley Mow, 16 Court Street, Madeley, Telford TF7 5EB.  Association Members and Standards welcome.

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It is with sadness we notify you that 25025949 Pte Daniel McGEADY died on 17 July 2015 aged 41.  Daniel enlisted into the 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in 1993 and left the Army in 2003.

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It is with sadness that we inform you that 5254616 Pte Edgar MERREY of Sudbury, Derbyshire died on 22 August 2015 aged 97. Edgar served with the 7th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment during WW2 and took part in the Battle of Kohima in 1944. He also served in Egypt and survived when his ship was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea by Italian Dive Bombers. In his later years he has been to Kidderminster and Worcester several times. His funeral is to take place on Wednesday 9 September 2015 at 1130 hours in All Saints Village Church, Main Road, Sudbury DE6 5HT. Standards would be welcome.

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It is with regret we inform you that Pte 19190472 Ronald Frederick MILLS of Derby died on 13 December 2013 aged 84.  Ron was called up for National Service into the General Service Corps on 3 July 1947 and after training at Elgin in Scotland was posted to The Sherwood Foresters.  In January 1948 he was posted to the Lincolnshire Regiment and served in Palestine before leaving the Army in 1949.  Ron was a staunch member of Derby Branch WFRA.  His funeral is to take place in the Main Chapel, Markeaton Crematorium, Derby on Tuesday 24 December 2013 at 1000 hours. Standards welcome. Family flowers only but donations if desired may be sent payable to G Wathall & Son Ltd 101 Macklin Street, Derby DE1 1LG to Ron’s chosen charities; Treetops Hospice, MacMillan Cancer Support and The Royal British Legion.  Mourners are invited to meet with the family at The Chellaston Social Club, 12 Derby Road, Chellaston DE73 6RA after the committal.

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It is with regret that we inform you that 21013319 WO2 (CSM) Frederick MILNER of York died on 2 February 2017 aged 94.  Frederick enlisted into the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters in 1942 and served with it in MT Section throughout WW2 and had attained the rank of SSgt when he was demobbed in 1947.  He received two commendations, one in January 1946 from Eastern Command and a second from Field Marshall Montgomery for outstanding work during the occupation of Germany in June 1946.  He re-enlisted in July 1947 into the 1st Battalion as a Sgt and in the mid 50s was promoted WO2.  He served the majority of his time with the 1st Battalion and was CSM at the Derby Depot 1959 - 61. During his service he served in UK, BAOR, Middle East, Libya, Singapore and Cyprus.  He left the Army in February 1978, Funeral is to be held at York Crematorium  on 3 March 2017 at 1420 hours. Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 2QD. Standards and Association members welcome.

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It is with sadness that we inform you that Peter Milner of Derby former member of C Coy 3 WFR(V) died on 8 August 2013. Pete completed his National Service with the Intelligence Corps and joined C Coy 3 WFR and served as a Sergeant. His funeral will take place at Markeaton Crematorium (Main Chapel) at 12pm on Tuesday 27 August 2013. No Branch Standards or floral tributes at the request of his family

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It is with regret we inform you that 22663986 Harold Millward of Congleton died on 18 August 2015 aged 81. He was called up as a National Serviceman in 1952 and after basic training joined 1st Bn The Worcestershire Regt in Malaya. On the battalion's return to UK he spent the last few months of his service at Bulford. The funeral will take place at St Peter's Church Congleton CW12 4AB at 1315 hours on 8 September.

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It is with sadness we inform you that 362109 Major (Retd) Frederick Keith MITCHELL TD of Ventnor, Isle of Wight died on 27 December 2012 aged 85. Keith joined The Sherwood Foresters on 15 February 1945 and served at Mark Eaton Park in Derby with 27 Training Battalion before moving to 163 OCTU at Morecambe in September 1945. He was commissioned into The Sherwood Foresters on 26 January 1946 and served with 7 ITC in Lincoln before serving with various infantry battalions in the Middle East. In September 1948 he joined 8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters as 2IC B Coy in Sutton in Ashfield. In 1960 he
commanded D Coy at Triumph Road in Nottingham. He retired in 1961 on the amalgamation of the 5th and 8th Battalions but between 1968 –1970 was invited to return from retirement to Command the 5/8th Cadre at Triumph Road an appointment for which he reckoned he was 25th
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  It is with regret that we inform you that 23213609 WO2 Dave MOORE of Pershore died on Tuesday 17 January 2017. He enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment in 1953 and served with 1 Worc R in BAOR, the West Indies,Gibraltar and Cyprus, his final tour before discharge in 1972 was as CSM C Coy in Warminster and NI. His funeral will be a private cremation followed by a Service in Pershore Abbey, Church Street, Pershore WR10 1DT at 1430 hours on Tuesday 14 February 2017.  Standards, Bugler and Association Members welcome.                                             

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It is with sadness that we inform you that 14189154 WO1 (RSM) George Claude MORGAN of Nottingham died on Tuesday 1 November 2011 aged 83. Gerry enlisted in 1946 into the South Wales Borderers and transferred to 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters in October 1946. In 1953 he was posted to the 2nd Battalion in Celle as CQMS B Coy and then in 1957 was posted to the 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters as CSM. Gerry then went to Malaya with the 1st Battalion as Weapon Training Warrant Officer before taking up the appointment of CSM A Coy in Burma Camp in 1959. In 1961 he was appointed CSM HQ Coy. He was appointed RQMS at Colchester in 1964 before being posted to 5th/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters as RSM in 1965. He finished his career as RSM at the Depot in Lichfield in 1968. His funeral is to take place at Wilford Hill Crematorium on Wednesday 9 November 2011 at 1400 hours

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It is with sadness we inform you that 24620552 Pte Shaun Lewis MORRIS of Mansfield died on 21 March  2015 aged 51.  Shaun joined A Coy 3 WFR (V) on 10 November 1981 and served with it until 17 October 1982 when he left to join the 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.  He  served with the 1st Battalion until leaving the Army on 5 February 1986.  His funeral is to take place at The Sherwood Forest Crematorium, Newark Road, New Ollerton NG22 0DY at 1400 hours on Wednesday 15 April 2015.  Standards welcome.  For those wishing to write in condolence his mother, Mrs Mary Morris can be contacted at 43 Budby Crescent, Meden Vale, Mansfield NG20 8PN

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It is with regret that we inform you that 2nd Lt John Gerald MORTIMER of Derby died on 30 December 2013 aged 77.  John was commissioned into the 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters as a National Service Officer in July 1956 and served in Germany before he retired in September 1957.  He became a teacher in civilian life before moving to the Sports Desk of the Derby Telegraph in July 1970 retiring in 2002 as Editor and Chief Sports Reporter.  His funeral is to take place at Markeaton Crematorium on Tuesday 14 January 2014 at 1040 hours.

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We regret we have to inform you of the death of Lt John Mugglestone. 5/8 Foresters TA after a long illness.  John joined the Sherwood Foresters Territorial Force on 5 February 1958 at Church Gresley when Maj Tony Sutton was OC the Coy and served until 1966 before  joining the Civil Defence as a full time officer and then the Probation Service where he held a senior appointment until he retired.

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It is with regret we inform you that 4977535 Pte Michael Vincent MURRY of Nottingham died on 8 February 2016.  Mick enlisted in 1939 into 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters and served with A Coy as a driver.  He was taken PoW on the fall of Tobruk in June 1942 and became prisoner number 29999.  He was initially held at Benghazi before being moved to Italy and then Germany.  He was held in various camps, last known being Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf.  Mick worked in coal mines in Poland and was on the long march as the Russians advanced.  He was repatriated in 1945 then transferred to the Royal Artillery Garrison Regiment before transferring back to the Sherwood Foresters in July 1946. Mick was then discharged to the Reserve on 19 August 1946.  He was recalled and served in Korea with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 1950 - 51.  Mick was a long time member and President of Nottingham City Branch WFRA.  His Funeral is to take place at Wilford Hill Crematorium on Thursday 18 February 2016 at 0900 hours.  Standards welcome..

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It is with sadness that we inform you that 24303237 Sgt Stephen John NARBETT of Lytham St Annes died on 27 April 2015 aged 58. Narb enlisted into The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment on 1September 1972 and completed postings and tours in the UK, Germany, NI, Cyprus and Belize. Following his discharge in 1993, he worked in the pub and hotel management trade before finding his niche working with adults with learning difficulties. Letters of condolence can be sent to his daughter Mrs Stephanie Narbett-Mohan, The Chequers, Kidderminster Road, Droitwich WR9 0PJ. The funeral is to take place on Monday 11 May 2015 at the White Church in Lytham St Annes FY8 1AX at 1345 hours. All are welcome to attend, although they are requested to inform Stephanie if they intend to. The family have requested family flowers only and if anyone wishing to make a donation to either Ormerod Home Trust or Help for Heroes should send it to the funeral directors: J A Porters, Windsor Court, Windsor Road, Ansdell, Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire FY8 1AH

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It is with sadness we inform you that 24111391 CSgt Robert NASH of Nottingham died on 27 June 2013 aged 64. Bob joined 1 Worc R in 1966 and served in UK, Gibraltar and Cyprus. On amalgamation he joined A Coy 1 WFR. He served in Warminster, Berlin, Colchester, Belize,
Hemer, Cambridge and Cyprus interspersed with tours of NI. He also served with 1 Mercian (V) and D Coy 3 WFR (V) as a QPSI. He left the Army in 1989 and in civilian life became a security guard with Nottingham University

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It is with regret that we report that John NERNEY of Tamworth died on Friday 16 December 2011 aged 63. John served with 1 STAFFORDS from the late 1960s to the 1980s and then served with 4 WFR as a PSI in Worcester, Kidderminster and Redditch before finishing his service as Trg CSM at Wolverhampton. He was also well known as a Bisley Shot both in the Regulars and the TA. His funeral is to take place on Friday 6 January 2012 at 1145 hours at St Editha’s Church, 29 Church Street, Tamworth B79 7BX followed by a committal at Wigginton Road Cemetery

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It is with regret that we notify you that 24373416 CSgt Jeffrey NEWALL of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire died on 13 April 2017 aged 59. Jeff joined the Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters in 1975 where after training he joined the 1st Battalion in Northern Ireland serving in B Coy.  In 1980 after completing Junior Brecon he was promoted to Cpl, still with B Coy as a Section Commander and in 1984 became the Bn Weapon Training Instructor. He left the Army in March 1989 but re-enlisted in April 1991 and re-joined the Bn in Cyprus, returning to the Training Wing.  In 1992 he was promoted to Sgt and moved to Milan Pl.  He was posted to Depot in 1995 as Provost Sgt and returned to the Bn in Tidworth in 1997 as QM’s Ration Sgt. Jeff was promoted to CSgt in 1998 acting as Rear Party CSM whilst the 1st Bn was deployed in Bosnia.  He was discharged from the Army in July 1999. The funeral  is to take place at Mansfield Crematorium at 1230 hours on Monday 8 May 2017. The family would appreciate Association members and Standards attending. A celebration of Jeff's life is to be held at Mansfield Town Football Club after the Service.  Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact Steve Cheeseman on 07977038458 or stevencheeseman62@gmail.com.

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It is with sadness that we inform you that 24312637 Pte Steven NEWBOLD of Burton on Trent died on 8 January 2016.  Steven enlisted in The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in 1973 and served with B Coy.  He left the Army in 1976.  His funeral is to take place on 21 January 2016 at Bretby Crematorium, Geary Lane, Bretby, Burton on Trent, Staffs DE15 0QE.  Standard Bearers would be appreciated by the family.

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It is with regret that we inform you that 22656284 Private John NOAKE of Swindon died on 1 August 2016. John served with 1st Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment in Malaya

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It is with sadness that we inform you that 500939 Maj Kenneth William NOAKES died on 8 March 2017 aged 84. Ken enlisted in the ranks as a national service soldier in 1951 and served with the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.  On leaving the regulars in 1953 he joined 5/6th Staffordshire Regiment TA later rebadging to Mercian Volunteers.  In 1971 Ken was instrumental in forming the Light Infantry Mercian Volunteers at Whittemere Street Walsall, which in turn became the newly formed 2 Mercian Volunteers where Ken was RQMS.  He was commissioned to Lt with 2 Mercian Volunteers and went on to become Captain (QM).  When the Mercian Volunteers reverted back to county Regiments, Ken transferred to 4 WFR attaining the rank of Maj (QM) serving at Hazlucks Green, Shirley and North Moons Moat at Redditch. The funeral is to take place at Streetly Crematorium, Little Hardwick Road, Aldridge, Walsall WS9 0SG on Monday 10 April 2017 at 1500 hours and after at Longhorn Pub, Sutton Road, Walsall WS5 3AR.  Standards welcome.  No floral tributes required but there will be a collection box at the Crematorium for donations to St Giles Hospice, Walsall.
 

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It is with regret that we inform you that 24243192 Private Reginald John Noble of Nottingham passed away peacefully in his sleep at 05.00 Hrs on Monday 15th December 2014 in Nottingham City Hospital.  He may not have any surviving Family so there are no details for the funeral as yet, but as soon as they are known we will let you know.  Reg joined 73 Engineer Regiment (V) on its formation in 1969 at Wigman Road Drill Hall, Bilborough before transferring to D. (Robin Hood Foresters) Company 3rd Battalion Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment at the same location in May 1971, then moving with D. Company 3 WFR in 1975 to Broadgate Drill Hall, Beeston where he continued to serve until discharged in May 1981.
 

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It is with sadness we report that 5254043 Sgt James Thomas NORTON MM of Bournemouth, Hants died on Saturday 10 December 2011 aged 92. Jim enlisted in October 1939 and after training joined the Signals Platoon 11 Worc R and landed with it in Normandy in June 1944 after it had been redesignated 1 Worc R. He was awarded the Military Medal in 1945 and his citation reads

“Throughout Op Veritable from 11 Feb 45 onwards, Sgt Norton set an example of devotion to duty and initiative that was quite outstanding. On 16 Feb at Berkhofel, after a successful attack by the Bn, line had to
be laid to Coys whose exact positions were still unknown. Under continuous and heavy shell and mortar fire of the whole area, this NCO led a line party which worked all night and finally succeeded in establishing communications forward. By the time the battle reached Imigshot on the 18 Feb, the line section was becoming very tired, so he frequently went out, always under heavy fire, to reestablish contact with the Coys. This was done entirely on his own initiative, and reported to the Signals Officer only after the task had been completed. The success of this series of operations was done in no small part to the maintenance of communications. Sgt Norton by his personal effort, initiative and courage during this very strenuous and trying period so helped to inspire his platoon that operations never suffered for lack of communications.” Jim was also Mentioned in Despatches and awarded a C-in-C’s Certificate.
His funeral is to take place at 13:00 hours on Thursday 22 December 2011 at Oakley Wood Crematorium, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa CV33 9QP. Family flowers only, but donations may be made to ‘The Mercian Regimental Charity’ and forwarded to RHQ MERCIAN. Heath
Avenue, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffs WS14 9TJ.

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...It is with sadness we inform you that 24276724 Sgt Stephen NURSE of Rheindahlen, Germany died on Sunday 11 November 2012 aged 59. Stephen enlisted into 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in March 1976 and was employed as a clerk.
He left the Regiment in September 1988 and later joined the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in June 1989 until leaving the Army in May 2001. He then joined NAAFI Support Services, based in JHQ Rheindahlen as the Training and Assurance Manager

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It is with regret that we inform you that 4978637 Sgt Allan ORME of Belper, Derbyshire died on 16 December 2016 aged 97.  Allan enlisted on 16 October 1939 and served with 2nd/5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters.  In 1940 he went with it to France with the BEF making his own way back to the UK after being left behind at Dunkirk.  He then went on to serve with the Battalion in North Africa and was taken PoW at Sedjenane, Tunisia.  He was sent to Sicily then to Italy before being sent to Stalag 357 at Oerbke in Germany.  Allan left the Army on 1 March 1946 but he was not strong enough to return to his former employment at Leys Malleable Castings in Derby so took up employment as a Cutter for a clothing firm in Belper.  He later worked as a maintenance fitter for Johnsons Wire Works in Ambergate until he took early retirement.  His funeral is to take place at Belper Community Cemetery, Matlock Road, Broadholme, Belper DE56 2JE on Wednesday 4 January 2017 at 1100 hours. Attendance by Association Members and Standards would be appreciated by the family.   The address for those wishing to write in condolence to his daughter is; Mrs M A Bingham, 9 Malthouse Lane, Nether Heage, Belper DE56 2AS.

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It is with regret that we inform you that Maj Philip OULTON Cheshire Regiment died on 23 December 2016.  Philip served with 1 WFR as Bn 2IC in Berlin 1972 - 1974.  His funeral is to take place at St Oswald's Church, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria CA17 4NQ at 1300 hours Tuesday 10 January 2017.

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It is with sadness that we inform you that 473034 Major Desmond F PAGE of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire died on 2 March 2016 aged 81.  Desmond joined the 5th/8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters in 1961 serving with it in Recce Platoon at Mansfield and then 2IC C Coy at Derby.  In 1971 he was appointed as OC C Coy 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters.  He then went on to serve with the Royal Anglian TA as OC Recruit Reception at Bury St Edmunds.  Funeral details will be promulgated when known. The funeral of Maj Desmond Page who died on 2 March 2016 is to take place at The Parish Church of St Mary, Hilton, Marston Lane, Marston on Dove, Derbyshire DE65 5GB onThursday 17 March 2016 at 1400 hours and then afterwards at The Black Cow, Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire DE6 5BE where everybody is welcome.  For those wishing to write in condolence his daughter's address isMrs Julie Goodwin, Common House Farm, Uttoxeter Road, Foston, Derbyshire, DE65 5PX

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It is with regret that we inform you that 14494033 Pte Michael Albert PALMER of Mapperley, Nottingham died on 11 March 2016 aged 89.  Michael was posted into The Sherwood Foresters from the General Service Corps in August 1943 and saw service in the UK, Germany and the Far East.  On leaving the Army in 1948 he took a commission with the TAVRA Cadet Force joining 1 Nottinghamshire Cadet Battalion The Sherwood Foresters until August 1958.  In civilian life he worked in the transport and haulage business

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It is with regret that we inform you that Lieut RP PALMER of Glastonbury died on 13 November 2016. He was commissioned in The Worcestershire Regiment in 1960 and served in the 1st Battalion until 1963 in Worcester, on Hurricane Hattie in British Honduras and in Minden. He was a popular officer and a good sportsman, representing the battalion at cricket, football, athletics and basketball. Funeral details to be notified

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It is with regret we inform you that Major Gordon PARKIN of Worcester died on 3 May 2013 aged 79. He enlisted in February 1952 with the number 22640189 and after basic training at Norton Barracks he joined 1 Worc R in Malaya. He rose rapidly in rank to Corporal in 5 months and Sergeant in 18. Apart from 2 tours at ERE he spent all his service in the Regiment and was RSM of 1 WFR 1970 – 73 including the Presentation of Colours Parade in Warminster, the UN tour in Cyprus, Northern Ireland and Berlin. He spent the last year of his regular service as RSM 3 WFR before being appointed to a TA commission before retiring in 1982. Always one of the smartest men on parade he had an impressive parade ground presence

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Ex Pte Bradley PAUL who joined the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment and deployed to Afghanistan in October 2012 where as the front man of his patrol, every day he carried the weight of responsibility for the lives of his comrades on his shoulders every time he stepped out the gate. Unfortunately on 9 November 2012 Pte Paul he was struck by an IED and sustained life changing injuries. However, through strength of character and with the love of those around him, he made a good recovery. Sadly, he passed away on Tuesday 17 February 2015.  As Pte Paul is no longer a serving soldier, his funeral costs will be paid for through non public funds only.  His family have set up a Go Fund Me web page at http://www.gofundme.com/bradpaul  Any funds remaining after the funeral will be given to Combat Stress and put in a Trust for his younger brother as an equal split.

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 It is with sadness we report that 4987654 Pte Peter PEARSON of Worksop died on 12 January 2014 aged 90. Peter enlisted into 2nd/5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters on 18 June 1942 and joined HQ Coy Signals in North Africa and served with it through Tunisia, Italy, Greece and Austria before transferring to the Loyal Regiment in March 1946.  His funeral service is to take place on Thursday 30 January 2014 at 1400 hours in Christ Church, Theivesdale Close, Worksop S81 0XS followed by committal at Retford Road Cemetery. Standard Bearers Welcome.  For those wishing to write in condolence the NoK is Mr M Pearson, 12 Grange Park Drive, Morley, Leeds LS27 7UR

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It is with sadness we inform you that 3689559 Major William Henry PERRONS TD of Ashbourne, Derbyshire died on 9 December 2016 aged 97.  Bill enlisted into 9th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters on 31 January 1939 as a Private with number 4976306 and served with A Coy in France and Belgium with the BEF before being evacuated through Dunkirk.  He was then transferred to the RAC when the 9th Battalion changed its title to 112 Regiment RAC in November 1941.  In June 1946 Bill was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters and served with it in Palestine. On leaving the Army in 1948 he joined 5th Battalion, later the 5th/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters and served with it until retirement in 1964.  His funeral is to take place at St Leonard's Church, Thorpe, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AW at 1200 hours on Friday 6 January 2017.  Donations in Memorium to Crich Memorial Tower Fund c/o RHQ MERCIAN, Heath Avenue, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield WS14 9TJ.  The address for those wishing to write in condolence to his widow is; Mrs Jean Perrons, Stonehurst, Church Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AW

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 It is with regret that we inform you that 24303208 LCpl Graham PITCHFORTH of Kidderminster died on 11 December 2015 aged 59. Graham enlisted into The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in August 1972 and served until May 1987.

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It is with sadness that we inform you that 24177576 LCpl Anthony PITT of Whitbourne, Worcestershire died on 17 July 2012 aged 63. Tony joined the 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment in 1969 and after amalgamation served in 1 Platoon A Company The Worcestershire and
Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He served in UK, NI and BAOR and left the Army in 1978.

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We regret to inform you that Major (QM) Gary Duncan PITMAN of Broadway, Worcestershire died on 5 September 2013. Gary enlisted into the Worcestershire Regiment in August 1961 having previously seen service with the 7th Battalion as a Volunteer. After training he joined the 1st Battalion at Norton Barracks before proceeding to Germany. He remained with the 1st Battalion serving with it at Lydd, Gibraltar, Libya and Bulford until amalgamation in 1970. It was then he was posted to 1 D & D in Malta and remained with it for seven years after which time he served at the School of Infantry, the Depot, Crickhowell and finally returning to the School of Infantry. In August 1980 he was commissioned into the Regiment and once more joined the 1st Battalion in Hemer carrying out the duties of Unit Families Officer. Gary was then granted a QM Commission and saw service in Northern Ireland with the UDR and 1st Battalion before joining 2 MERCIAN (V) and subsequently 4 WFR as QM. On leaving the Regiment in 1991 Gary took up an NRPS QM post
at Redditch with 22 Signal Regiment (V), continuing to serve the 4th Bn as he provided the administrative backing to make the Regimental ‘At Homes’ at Repton School and Hartlebury Castle such a success. His funeral is to take place at St Michaels Church, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7AE on Thursday 19 September 2013 at 1230 hours. Standards welcome. For those wishing to write in condolence his widow Mrs Ann Pitman can be contacted at 23 Sandcourt Avenue, Broadway WR12
7EJ.

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It is with regret that we inform you that 22392976 CSgt G Pool of Manton, Worksop died on 25 December 2014 AGED  86.  CSgt Pool joined 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in 1973 and left the Army in 1979. His funeral is to take place on Monday 12 January 2015 at 1400 hours at Ollerton Crematorium following which there will be a gathering of mourners at THE STATION HOTEL , Carlton Road, Worksop from 1500 hours onwards.

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It is with regret that we inform you that 23548836 Pte Brian Thomas POULTON of Stourport died recently.  Brian enlisted into 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment on 24 April 1955 and was discharged on 23 March 1964.  He saw service in the West Indies, British Guyana and UK.  His funeral is to take place on Wednesday 8 June 2016 at 1100 hours in Wyre Forest Crematorium, Minster Road, Stourport on Severn DY13 8DE.  The family would welcome Association Members and Colleagues but request no Standards.                           ​                        

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It is with regret that we inform you that 23916176 Pte Dennis Edward POWELL passed away suddenly on Wednesday 4th  November 2015.  Dennis enlisted into The Worcestershire Regiment on the 10th January 1963.  Dennis served at Gibraltar, Tobruk and Cyprus, serving with the Anti Tank Platoon and the Regimental Recruitment Team. Dennis was a keen footballer and a good all round sportsman.   After nine years service Dennis left the regiment on the 6th January 1972 and spent three years in The Territorial Army in Silver Street , Worcester.  Dennis` funeral will take place at 10:00hrs on the 18th November at Astwood Crematorium, Tintern Avenue, Astwood Road, Worcester. WR3 8EB. Standards and Association members Welcome. For those wishing to write letters of condolence, please post to, Mrs Barbara Powell, 14 Birch Avenue Worcester. WR4 9SH

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The funeral of Mrs Bronwyn Price wife of ex Sgt Jim Price 1 WFR is to be held at Wilford Hill Crematorium, Nottingham on Tuesday 18 September 2012 at 1400 hours. Following the committal a wake is to be held at Foresters House to which all mourners are cordially invited

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It is with sadness we report that 4987723 Samuel J PRICE of Derby died on 30 December 2011 aged 80. Sam enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters Regiment Band as a Band Boy aged 16 in 1947. He then served with 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters until being medically discharged as a Sgt in Germany. His funeral is to take place at Wilford Hill Crematorium, Nottingham on Friday 13 January 2012 at 1140 hours. His son (Ex Sgt Jim Price WFR) would appreciate it if Standards could be in attendance.
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It is with regret that we inform you that Cpl R PUGH-COOK of Droitwich died on 27 August 2012 aged 73. He served as a National Serviceman with 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment in British Honduras 1957 – 1959 and later became a director of Tomkinson’s Carpets in Kidderminster. For those wishing to write in condolence his widow’s address is held by RHQ
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It is with regret we inform you that Sgt Wilfred PYATT of Kidderminster who served with F (HSF) Coy 4th Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment died on 29 October
2012

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It is with regret we notify you that 2397880 LCpl Christoher QUARTON died on 29 December 2016 aged 71.  Christopher served for 6 years with 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment in UK, Gibraltar and Cyprus. His funeral will be held at Guildford Crematorium at 1415 hours on Friday 27
January 2017.

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It is with regret that we report the death of 25169707 LCpl Gordon Quigley 1 MERCIAN who was killed in a road traffic accident on Sunday 15 April 2012    Funeral details will be promulgated when known. 

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