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We honour and thank those who served our country in the Armed Forces in war and whose passing is noted below. We welcome comments and further information from those who knew them.


BURDICK Lt Col Peter Burdick OBE 11 March 2012

CAMPBELL Major Murray Robert Campbell RE 20th March 2012

GRASBY  Lt Col Peter Grasby 22 Feb 20-12 aged 84

HARRIS Corporal Ian Harris MM (born Hans Hajos, Vienna 1 Jan 1920 - 10 March 2012)
Commando who landed on Sword Beach on afternoon of D Day , crossed Rhine in March 45 after wounded, then decorated for gallantry
 
LYGO Admiral Sir Raymond Lygo KCB 15 March 1924 - 7 March 2012
Rating, wartime Seafire pilot off Norway and in the Pacific who rose to Vice Chief of Naval Staff & briefly FSL before retiring and becoming eventually chief executive of British Aerospace

McOWAN Capt Peter Morray McOwan 1th March 2012

MORRIS Wg Cdr Edward Morris 6 March 2012

NAPIER & ETTRICK Maj the Lord Francis Nigel Napier & Ettrick KCVO  5 December 1930 - 15 March 2012
Scots Guard who contracted polio on patrol in Malayan jungle but fought back to serve with BAOR

RIDLEY Viscount Matthew White Ridley KG, GCVO 29 July 1925 - 22 March 2012
Commanded Sherman tanks in Coldstream Guards from Normandy, Battle of the Bulge and liberation of Brussels

ROBERTSON Rear Adm Ian Robertson CB, DSC 21 Oct 1922 - 22 Feb 2012
Fleet Airm Arm, sea operations off Norway inc attack on Tirpitz, later regular RN seaman, captain and Admiral Commanding Reserves

WILKINS Dr Derek Charles Wilkins CBE, RAMC and TA 9 March 2012 aged 90

WILSON Lt Cdr Gavin Scot Wilson 11 March 2012

WILSON Captain David Wilson CBE, MC 17 December 1916-25 February 2012
Royal Artilleryman of "undaunted courage" who left his tank during the Italian Campaign armed only with a pistol and handgrenades to assist Ghurkhas

WILLIAMS Air Cdre Edward Stanley Williams CBE 12 March 2012 aged 87

WALLROCK Lt Cdr Michael Wallrock 15 July 1921 - 17 Feb 2012

Mainly in destroyers off Malta, Crete, Lebanon, North Africa and in the Channel supporting D Day landings



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0 #1 Andreas Rusznyak 2013-03-16 21:24
My grandfather Paul Ranschburg was Ian grandmother's brother. About 3 years ago I was in contact with his son John but have no news since. I discovered today that Ian passed a year ago.
Do you see a way how to contact his family?
Thanks!
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