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Marking the passing of those who have served this country in its time of need. Additions and tributes by old comrades and families are welcome

BRUCE Enid Lilian Bruce (ne Brown) WRNS 24 June 1919 - 2 October 2014 

Cipher officer on converted troopship Queen Elizabeth - sailed 500,00 miles to and from USA

COX Philip Joseph Cox DSC died 14 November 14 aged 92

DOWNWARD Maj Gen Sir Peter Aldcroft Downward KCVO, CB, DSO, DFC 10 April 1924 - 18 October 2014

13th Para Bn Rhine crossings 1945, liberation of Malaya, pilot Korea (DFC), Aden (DSO), command Berlin Infantry Bgde 1971

DUGDALE Captain Sir William Stratford Dugdale Bt, CBE., MC, MiD DL 22 March 1922 -  13 November 2014 

Grenadier Guards Medjz-el-Bab (MC) Anzio, Nuremberg

EVANS Cdr Vincent Evans RN died 3rd November 2014 aged 90

HOUSTON Maj General David Houston CVO CBE 24 February 1929 - 10 November 2014

Northern Ireland, Military Attache Wsahington

McEWING Lt Cdr Frederick Ewinde died 7th November 2014 aged 90

McPHERSON of BIALLID Major Sir Reginald Thomas Stewart (Tommy) McPherson CBE, MC and 2 bars, Croix de Guerre and 2 palms, TD 4 October 1920 - 6 November 2014. 

Cameron Highlander, Commando ; captured by Italians; escaped; SOE Jedburgh team; operations in France and Northern Italy

THORNTON Brigadier John Michael Chetwynd-Talbot OBE, MC 21st September 1927 -5th November 2014 aged 87

2nd/7th Gurkha Rifles  Indian partitin 1946/7; Malaya 1953 (MC), Borneo  confrontation 1968, Hong Kong, Col Brigade of Gurkhas 1973


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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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