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Marking the passing of those who served in the UK armed forces, as recorded in The Times of London and elsewhere.

Comments and eulogies are welcome.

CAVENDISH Anthony John Cavendish 20 July 1927 - 12 January 2013

Army Intelligence Corps then youngest recruit for M!6

Sub Lt CLARK Sir Robert Anthony Clark DSC 6 Jan 1924 - 3 jan 2013

SOE Op Clarion in Italy. Captured and imprisonned for rest of War

DUCKWORTH Peter Alexander Duckworth died 26th Dec 2012

5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards

EVANS Cdr Peter Grimley Evans died 27 Dec 12 aged 87

FRIPP Sqn Ldr Alfred George Fripp

Observer shot down after recce mission over Germany, over 5 years as PoW, retrained and commissioned after the War as ground signals officer

GOSS Col Peter John Goss died 21 Jan 2013 aged 88

GRAHAM Maj General John David Carew Graham CB CBE 18 Jan 1923 - 14 Dec 2012

Normandy, Rhine crossing, Cyprus, Aden, Bahrain, Commanded Oman's Armed Forces, GOC Wales

GILPIN Gp Capt Peter William Gilpin CBE, DFC died 19th January 2013

GREENISH Cdr Geoffrey Harold Greenish OBE died 14 January 2013 aged 90

GUNDRY Fl Lt 'Chunky' Arthur Frederick Bedlington Gundry died 6 Jan 2012 aged 89

MACEY Rear Adm David Edward Macey CB died 23 January 2013 aged 83

MOSS Lt Col Johnny Moss MBE dies 4 Jan 2013

POOLE Edward Poole MC died 1st January 2012 aged 90

PROTHEROE Christopher Protheroe TD died 28 Dec 2012 aged 54

ROBERTSON Col Lachlie Robertson OBE 10 Dec 1921 - 12 Nov 12

Parachute Regt and TA, liberation of Norway

SCARR Major Desmond Scarr CBE

SHEARN Major John Benjamin Shearn died 13 January 2013 aged 96

3rd West Africa Brigade. part of Wingate's Chindits

SMITH Major Joseph Norris Smith MM 2nd October 1918 - 15th January 2013

TURNER Capt Richard Turner RN died 28 Dec 12 aged 83

WALLIKER Air Cdre Daniel John Walliker CBE died 2nd Jan 2013 aged 93

WALLWORK Sergeabt James Wallwork DFM 21 October 1919 - 24 January 2013

Glider pilot in Sicily; D-Day (first glider to land, at Caen Canal); Arnhem and Rhine crossing March 1945

WIGGINS Wg Cdr Barry Dixon Wiggins MBE died 28 Dec 12 aged 83

WILLIAMS George Mervyn Williams CBE MC died 7 Jan 2012 aged 94

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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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