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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Comments and additions from comrades and families welcome

AVERY Cpl Denis Avery 11 January 1919 - 16 July 2015 2nd Bn Rifle Bgde Op Compass 1940 captured at Sidi Rezegh 1941 PoW in Auschwitz. Escaoed during death march 1945

BAINBRIDGE Gp Capt Stanley walter (Wally) Bainbridge OBE died 4th June 2015 aged 88

CARVER Gp Capt Neville John Carver OBE AFC died 18 June 2015 aged 92

DAVIE Lt Col John davie MBE, MC 30 March 1921- 29 June 2015

Western Desert 1941 Malta (shot down Junkers) Commissioned 1943 Palestine, Italy, NW Europe. Post war Malaya - Seaforth Highlanders - awarded MC. Brunei, N Borneo

GODDARD Major David Rodney Goddard MBE 16 March 1927 - 30 June 2015

Malaya MiD, East Africa

GRAHAM Lt Col William Gordon Graham MC and Bar 17 July 1920 - 24 April 2015

Spring 1944 Naga Hills/ S of Kohima, Feb 45 advance on Rangoon crossing Irrawaddy River

HANDS CPO John David "George" Hands died 9 July 2015 aged 70

JACKSON Major Anthony F Jackson, Royal Engineers died 23 June 2015 aged 92

LAMBERT Lt (later Sir) John Lambert KCVO CMG 8 Jan 1921 - 6 July 2015 North Africa 1943 3rd Bn Grenadiers arrested Muhammad VII Bey of Tunis. Post war diplomat

LEDLIE Wing Cdr Eugene Percival Ledlie MBE died 23 July 2015 aged 91

LEGGE Nigel Fawcus Legge died 28 July 2015 aged 88 ex Middlesex Regt and RAEC

OATES Lt (later Sir) Thomas Oates RNVR (later CMG, OBE) died 28 June 2015 aged 97

POLGLASE Angela Polglas WAAF died 20 June 2015 aged 91

POOLE Lt Norman Poole MC born 9 April 1920 died 26 June 2015

Op Titanic IV - deception in Normandy. Cut off from Allies behind enemy lines for 41 days. Rescued 2 wounded GIs

QUAYLE Major General David Quayle CB, Royal Artillery died 25 June 2015

SANDYS-RENTON Major James Stapleton Sandys-Renton RA died 20 July 2015 aged 89

SCOTT Brig Fraser Scott RA died 6 July 2015 aged 95. Founder of DMA

SEBAG-MONTEFIORE Ruth (Ne Magnus) Sebag-Montefiore 10 Feb 1916 - 10 June 2015 Hut 10 Bletchley Park

SHAW Maj Gen  Anthony John Shaw CB, CBE, FFCM died 27 July 2015 aged 87 late RAMC

VIVIAN Maj (John Edgar) Grahame Vivian MC* 28 October 1919 - 10 July 2015

7th Indian Division Burmese Arkhan (MC 1944 - prosecuting attack despite multiple wounds)  2nd Ghorkha Rifles 1956 Malaysia Bar to MC tracking and killing terrorist leader. Oman

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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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