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Marking the passing of those who have served this country on the next page. Contributions and comments from comrades and family always welcome. This month includes George Cross holder.
ARCHER Col Bertram Stuart Trevelyan Archer GC died 2nd May 2015 aged 100
BURGESS General Sir Edward (Ted) Burgess KCB, OBE died 8 May 2015 aged 70
BURROWS Lt Col Dato Henry Fairbridge Burrows died 23 May 2015 aged 92. Late 4th, 10th Gurkha Rifles
DWIGHT Captain Frank St John Dwight died 30 April 2015 Late Cheshire Regt
EADIE Major Denis Sheldon McGregor Edie MC 12 February 1917 - 28 March 2015. Battle of Kohima. Advance Chindwin, Irrawaddy to Rangoon.Liberated prisoners in Thailand
ETCHES Col (Bill) William Watson Etches OBE MC 15 May 1921 - 12 April 2015 No 3 Commando during St Nazaire raid on HMS Cambeltown (One of first to join Royal Marines from Royal Warwickshire Regt) PoW. Palestine. Commande 3rd Bn Queen's Own Nigeria Regt in Congo
LEA Vice Admiral Sir John Lea died 20th May 2015 aged 91
MCDONALD Ewen McDonald RAF 30 June 1920 - 6 May 2015 Wellington bomber pilot shot down over Crete, worked on escapes from Stalag Luft III inc Wooden Horse, Great Escape
MACKAY Sub Lt William Gawen Mackay RN 22 September 1924 - 12 May 2015 CO beach unit comms with army and commandos
PARKER Captain Herbert Blake Parker RN died 24 May 2015
PENFOLD Maj Gen (Robert) Bernard Penfold NW Frontier, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Western Desert, Italy, Greece, India until Partition, Aden, Kenya