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It is with sadness we inform you that 4984751 Cpl John DANN of Mansfield died on 18 August 2013 aged 90. John enlisted into the newly formed 70th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters on 29 November 1940 remaining with it when it became the 16th Battalion on coastal defence duties. In January 1943 when it became the re-constituted 1st Battalion he was drafted out to North Africa as a reinforcement where he was transferred to the 2/7th Battalion Queen’s West Surrey Regiment. For those wishing to write in condolence to his widow Jean, her address is 127 Ladybrook Lane,Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 5JH

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Bridget Davies, wife of Maj John Davies late WORC R and WFR, died in Whipton Hospital on Friday 6
November, aged 83. The funeral is to take place on Friday 20 November 2015 at St Stephens Church, High Street, Exeter EX4 3LW at 1345 hours. If you would like to write to John, his address is Maj J N B Davies, 7 West Avenue, Exeter EX4 4SD

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It is with regret we inform you that 23243982 Cpl Cyril (Squeak) Davis died on the 27th July 2016 aged 79 years. Cyril enlisted into The Worcestershire Regiment on 12th June 1955, serving in Iserlohn, Germany; Kingston, Jamaica; Norton Barracks; and discharged May 1962. In civilian life Cyril started off being a milkman, then ran a fish and chips shop. He went to Australia for three and a half years. When he came back he worked at Garringtons for 28 years.
His funeral will be held on Thursday 18th August at 1515 hours at Worcester Crematorium, Astwood Road, WR3 8HA. Standards and Association members welcome. Letters of condolence may be sent to his wife Mrs Pat Davis, 5 Highland Road, Tunnel Hill, Worcester, WR4 9RR.

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It is with great sadness that I inform you tha,t 23856031 L/Cpl Ernest Dee from Worcester passed away on Saturday morning on 25th may 2013 aged 71. Ernie enlisted with the 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in September 1962.  After training in Lichfield joined the Battalion in Minden in January 1963, where he completed 6 years with the colours and was finally discharged after 14 years with the reserve in September 1982.                             

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   It is with regret that we inform you that LCpl DERBY XXX died on 27 November 2015.                     

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LCpl DERBY XXIX It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of LCpl Derby XXIX on 6th December 2013. LCpl Derby has suffered from ill health for a number of months despite treatment from the Royal Army Veterinary Corps and local Vets. A new ‘Derby’ has been kindly offered to the Regiment by his Grace the 12th Duke of Devonshire KCVO CBE. The selection procedure is in process and it is hoped the new Pte Derby XXX will be available in the New Year. LCpl Derby XXIX will be a great loss to the Regiment; however we look forward to his successor carrying on this proud Regimental tradition into the future.        Stand Firm, Strike Hard

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It is with regret that we inform you that 22353208 Pte Norman Harold DONE of Walsall died on 30 December 2011 aged 80. Norman joined the 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment in April 1950 and served with A Coy in Malaya. On completion of his National Service in April 1952,
Norman went on to serve 15 years with the 5th Battalion South Staffords Regiment (V). His funeral is to take place on Wednesday 11 January 2012 at 1230 hours Stafford Crematorium. The family would appreciate it if Standards could be in attendance.
 
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   It is with regret we inform you that 23239269 CSgt Trevor (Jack) DOUGHTY of Nottingham died on 27 June 2013 aged 76. Jack enlisted into the 1st Bn The Sherwood Foresters in May 1955 and served in Germany and Malaya. He continued to serve on amalgamation with The
Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in Berlin, Northern Ireland and UK. He left the army in October 1977 serving as a PSI (T) with E Coy 3 WFR (V) and then joined 3 WFR (V) as a PSI (A) with D Coy                                                                                                                                                

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We regret to inform you that Major L S Durrant of Worcester died on 5 February 2013 aged 92.  He was commissioned into The Worcestershire Regiment in 1940 and after service in UK landed in Normandy as Adjt 1 Worc R.  He was later evacuated and after service at the Depot went on to serve with the Sudan Defence force and 9 Worc R before rejoining 1 Worc R in 1946.  He saw service in Trieste , Luneburg , Berlin and Iserlohn .  He attended the Staff College in 1951 and after further staff appointments was Training Major of 7 Worc R from 1958 to 1961. He retired from the regular army in 1961 and from the TA in 1967.

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It is with regret that we inform you that 24344521 Dmr John Peter EDWARDS of Colchester, Essex died on 17 July 2012 aged 55. John joined WFR in 1974 and after training at the Depot in Lichfield,
was posted to the Infantry Demonstration Battalion at Warminster until he was old enough in 1975 to be posted to the 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland. He served in NI, Colchester and Belize before leaving the Army in May 1979. Brother of WO2 Ian (Eddie) Edwards and LCpl Mick Edwards.

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It is with regret that we inform you that 23806764 LCpl William EVANS of Derby died on 19 July 2014 aged 75. Bill served with 1 Pl G (HSF) Coy 3 WFR (V) and completed his service on 5 March 1993

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It is with regret that we inform you that 4986812 Pte Walter FARRAND of Retford, Nottinghamshire died on 16 May 2017 aged 93.  Walter enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters on 15 January 1942 and after training at Great Yarmouth was posted to North Africa and then Italy where he was taken PoW by the Germans.  He was sent to Stalag 2A at Moosburg in Bavaria and given PoW Number 142060.  Walter was repatriated in 1945 and transferred to the Pioneer Corps in January 1946 for demobilisation.  Walter's funeral will take place on 6 June 2017 at 1030 hours at St Swithuns Church, 1 Chapelgate, Retford DN22 6PL followed by buffet and drinks at Dominie Cross 38 Grove St, Retford DN22 6JR  Everyone is welcome to attend to give 'Mr Retford'  the send off he deserves.  Walters wishes were for all to wear bright colours with one item of white on them.

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It is with regret that we report that 22326405 Pte Richard FAULKNER of Worcester died on 18 February 2012 aged 80. Richard served with 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment in Malaya with 12 Pl D Coy 1950 – 53 and was wounded in a ‘blue on blue incident’ with B Coy near Tenang. For those wishing to write in condolence to his wife Pamela, her address is; 21 Ronkswood Crescent, Worcester WR5 1JY. The funeral is to take place at 1145 hours at St Walston Church, Cranham Drive, Worcester followed by a committal at Worcester Crematorium at 1230 hours. Standards welcome.

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24935549 WO2 Ian Fisher, A Coy, 3 MERCIAN (STAFFORDS) died on 05 Nov 13 from the wounds he received from an explosion of a vehicle borne IED, whilst serving on Op HERRICK 19

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It is with regret we inform you that 23732454 Cpl John FLETCHER of Andover died on 13 December 2016 aged 72.  John joined the Infantry Junior Leaders at Plymouth on 10 August 1959 before being posted to the Depot Derby in September 1961.  In 1962 he was posted to 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters in Palace Barracks, N Ireland and went on to serve with it in Colchester, Cyprus, Colchester and Munster before being posted to the Depot in 1968.  His funeral is to take place on 5 January 2017 and details will be promulgated when received.  For those wishing to write in condolence his wife, Sylvia may be contacted at 9 Clatford Manor, Upper Clatford, Andover SP11 7PZ

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It is with sadness we inform you that 24430483 Pte Paul FLETCHER of Worcester died on 12 November 2016.  Fletch served with 1st Battalion The Worcstershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in Colchester, NI and Germany in Pioneer Coy and MT.  He left the Army in March 1983.  Funeral details to be notified.

                                                ..................................             It is with regret that we inform you that 232494672 Pte Bryan FLOWER of Stapleford, Nottingham died on 15 March 2017 aged 79.  Bryan was called up for National Service in 1956 and served with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters in Germany, Malaya and Singapore.  He left the Regiment in 1959.The funeral of 23249462 Pte Bryan Flower who died on 15 March 2017 is to take place at St Helens Church, Stapleford NG9 8FN at 1320 hours on Wednesday 12 April 2017 followed by internment at Stapleford Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Stapleford NG9 8AP at 1400 hours.  Association members and Standards welcome.  Afterwards at The Magpie, 187 Toton Lane, Stapleford NG9 7JD                                                                                                          ...................................

It is with regret that we inform you that 22436048 Sgt Frank FRODSHAM died in Australia on 29 January 2016. He served as a national serviceman with the Sherwood Foresters before enlisting in the Worcestershire Regiment and joining 1 Worc R in Malaya. He then served in BAOR, the West Indies, Gibraltar and Cyprus before discharge shortly before amalgamation. Letters of condolence may be sent to his daughter and granddaughter, Mary and Emily Holdsworth, 6 Birkenhead Drive, Kilsyth 3137, Victoria, Australia.

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