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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 regret that we inform you that 14189210 Pte Harold James MANNING of Allenton, Derby died on 31 March 2018.  Jim was called up to the General Service Corps and after training was posted to the 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters during World War 2 and in March 1948 transferred to the Army Air Corps (Parachute Regiment where he served with 7 Para (Light Infantry).  The funeral of 14189210 Pte Harold James MANNING is to take place at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby on Friday 27 April 2018 at 1320 hours.  Members and Standards welcome.

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It is with regret that we inform you that 22800796 Sgt Terence Henry MARKHAM of Benfleet Essex died on 1 May 2018 aged 82. Terry first enlisted into the Infantry Boys Battalion in April 1952 before being posted to the Sherwood Foresters at Normanton Barracks in September 1951. He was then posted to the 1st Battalion at Derna, Middle East Land Forces in March 1954. He continued to serve with the 1stBattalion in Sennelager, Malaya, Singapore, N Ireland, Colchester, Cyprus and Munster until his discharge in 1968. After leaving the Regiment he served with 5thBattalion RRF (TA) 1969 – 1972, Australian Citizen Military Forces in Sydney NSW with 4th RNSW Regt and again with 5 RRF 1975 – 1977. The funeral is to take place at Pitsea Crematorium, Church Rd, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex SS13 2HG on Tuesday 29 May 2018 at 1510 hours. No flowers but donations to SSAFA or Essex Air Ambulance.

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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.                                                                                               ‚Äč                         

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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 regret that we notify you that Pte 24173927 David MEADOWS of Brecon died on 14 September 2018 aged 67.  Dave joined the Army prior to amalgamation and served with 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment in Uk, NI and Berlin with B Coy.before transferring to the Pay Corps in 1974. His funeral is to take place at Llwydcoed Crematorium, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan CF44 0DJ on 27 September 2018 at 1115 hours then after at the Workman's Social Club, 3 Watergate, Brecon LD3 9AN.  Standard Bearers and Members would be welcome.

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It is with sadness that we inform you that 4979024 LCpl William Frank MELLOR of Chesterfield died on 15 September 2018 aged 100. Frank enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters in 1940 and was posted to 8th Foresters in Scotland on its return from Norway. He served the next two years in Northern Ireland, before being sent to the Officer Training Centre in Wrotham near Maidstone. At Wrotham camp he was initially placed in the cookhouse as a GD man but once he was identified as a Pte 1st Class he was posted to the Demonstration Platoon. In Spring 1944 he was in a draft of 26 posted to France and ended up temporarily attached to 2nd Bn The Seaforth Highlanders, and they crossed to France with 6th Bn The Duke of Wellington’s on 12.6. 1944. When that Bn was withdrawn to England, they joined 1st Leicesters in August 1944, Frank was now a Pte 1st Class, Bren, sten gun and 2" mortar operator. He served with that Bn for the remainder of the war, through Belgium and Holland. At Ede on 17

April 1945 Frank sustained a shrapnel injury to his left Hip and left elbow and forearm. After some time convalescing in medical units, he returned to 1st Bn Leicesters in July 1945 and served in Germany. He was demobilised in March 1946, and went to live in Chesterfield. In the French Government's recognition of the part he (among very many others) played in the Liberation of France in 1944, on 6 January 2017 he was presented with the medal of Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. Prior to joining the Army he was employed at Ireland Colliery, Staveley, Derbyshire and returned to work there after demob. His funeral is to take place on Friday 28 September 2018 at 1530 hours at Brimington Crematorium, Chesterfield S43 1AU. The family have requested no flowers and that donations can be made to The Mercian Regiment Benevolent Fund.  The wake will be held at The White Hart at Calow, Top Rd, Calow, Chesterfield S44 5TE. If anyone has a contact for a bugler that can play at the

funeral, they are asked to contact Stuart Mellor direct. All association members and Standard Bearers are welcome to attend both the funeral and the wake. Those wishing to go to the wake are asked to contact Frank’s son, Stuart, for catering purposes;stuartmellor193@sky.com (mailto:stuartmellor193@sky.com)

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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 that we announce the death of 24380972 Sgt Peter Francis MIDDLETON of Newark on 23 December 2017.  Ginner, as he was known, served with 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment from 1977 to 1993.  He served in Belize with C Coy then later with A Coy before being appointed Provost Sgt.  Funeral details will be published when notified.

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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 regret that we notify you that Linda MILLWARD of Ashbourne, Derbyshire died on 14 November 2018.  Linda, along with her husband Tony who died on 3 September 2018, was an ardent supporter and fundraiser for The Mercian Regiment.

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It is with regret that we infom you that Mr Tony MILLWARD BEM of Ashbourne died on Monday 3 September 2018. Tony was an ardent supporter of the Regiment and a prolific fundraiser, especially for injured servicemen of the Regiment and its antecedents. His funeral will take place on Friday 14 September 2018 at 1315 hours at St Oswarld’s Church, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1AN. All are welcome to attend including Standard Bearers.

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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
choice!

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22139416 LCpl Ronald MOOR of Worksop died on 10 September 2017 aged 86.  Ron enlisted in Warwick on 19 May 1949 and served in BAOR and Tel-El-Kebir with the 1st Bn, The Sherwood Foresters and was discharged on 3 June 1951.He then became a lorry driver before re-enlisting into the 8th Bn from 10 May 1952 until 9 May 1956. Upon discharge he worked for Genefax until retiring in 1993

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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 that I inform you of the death of Lyn Morgan, the widow of Jerry George Claude Morgan ex RSM Sherwood Foresters. Lyn died on the 30 December in Field House Nursing Home, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire. The Funeral will take place at Gedling Crematorium, Catfoot Lane, Lambley, Nottingham , NG4 4QH at 13:30hrs on Thursday 16 January.

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It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Sgt Tony Morgan who passed away on Friday 20 March.  Tony served with the Sherwood Foresters in Borneo and Malaya between 1964 & 1966 and with A Coy in Munster.
Tony's funeral will be held on Monday 6 April at 15.30hrs, Wilford Hill, Crematorium, Loughborough Road. Nottingham . NG2 7FE

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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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