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memorial2 nWe mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome. In this quarter, Maurice Mounsdonand John Lawrence died, leaving only 3 of The Few

BOL-CLARKE Major Muriel Evelyn Bol-Clarke died 3 December 2019 aged 99 ATS & WRAC

BRAMALL Field Marshal Lord Bramall KG, KCB, OBE, MC

BROWN Sqn Ldr Mike Brown died 26 November 2018 aged 87

BROWNE Gordon Browne CBE 30 November 1916 - 17 October 2019 12th Foot, Suffolk Regt

BEF France, Belgium, Dunkirk. Chindits Imphal. Military security later MI5

CASSIDI Adm Sir (Arthur) Desmond Cassidi GCB 26 January 1925 - 10th October 2019 HMS Cumberland , HMS Hardy Arctic convoys. D Day HMS Ramillies off Sword beach. Post war Fleet Air Arm in c/o HMS Ark Royal. Second Sea Lord at time of Falklands

CHARLEY Col William Robert Hunter (Robin) Charley MBE 25 April 1924 - 15 July 2019

Royal Ulster Rifles Europe, Palestine, Egypt Korea (dropped a rank to serve) "Happy Valley" Hong Kong OTC/ACC

COOKE Rear Adm Anthony John (Tony) Cooke CB died 1 December 2019

FRANKLAND Anthony Noble Frankland CB, CBE, DFC 4 July 1922 - 31 October 2019 84 bombing missions with RAF as navigator. Later co author The Strategic Air Offensive against Germany 1939-45 and Director of the Imperial War Museum

GOSLING Vice Adm Sir Donald Gosling KCVO

GRANT Captain Ian Fothergill Grant RN died 21 December 2019

GROOM Maj General John Patrick Groom CB, CBE 9 March 1929 - 1 November 2019 Royal Engineers Malaya, Middle East, Western Aden, Cyprus, BAOR

HOWARD Professor Sir Michael Howard OM, CH, MC, 29 November 1922 - 30 November 2019 Coldstream Guards .

Algiers, Salerno. MC for assault on strategic hill, later injured in Italy, Bologna, Yugoslavia. Founded Dept of War Studies, KCL and IISS

HOWELL David George Howell died 12 November 2019 aged 97 RAF navigator, Chevalier Legion d'Honneur 104 Sqn Italy 32 missions. Opn Dragoon over southern France

JACKSON Markham Armstrong Jackson RAF died 6 October 2019 aged 93

LAWRENCE Air Vice Marshal John Thornet Lawrence CB, CBE, AFC 16 April 1920 - 18 December 2019. One of the last of The Few (235 Sqn October 1940 Coastal Command under control of Fighter Command)

RAFVR Commissioned 1941. Wounded off Danish coast later 202 Sqn Catalinas and Sunderalnds out of Gibralter. Nassau. 86 Sqn RAF Tain Liberators. Discharged 1946 later re-enlisted. c/o 14 Sqn Germany. NATO Turkey Aden c/o RAF Wittering Victor bombers. Later first Director RAF Personnel Management Centte

LE MESURIER Captain James Le Mesurier OBE 25 May 1971 - 11 November 2019 Royal Green Jackets Norway, Belfast, Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo. Later founded White Helmets

LEWIS Col David Roger Royer Died 29 October 2019 aged 82. Welsh Guards

LINDLEY 2nd Lt Richard Howard Charles Lindley MBE Royal Hampshires (National Service) Malaya. Late War Correspondent ITN Prague Spring, Vietnam, Cambodia, Six Day War, Bangladesh genocide

LOMAS John Arthur Lomas 13 December 1920 - 15 October 2019 RAF then Bletchley Park decoder Algiers, Ital, India, Burma

LORIMER John Thornton Lorimer RNVR DSO 9 July 1922 - 1 December 2019 X-craft attack on Tirpitz, captured

LYON Maj General Robert Lyon CB, OBE 24 October 1923 - 13 November 2019 commissioned into Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Landing south of Rome, wounded and captured Oflag 79 Post war Palestine. Commissioned into Royal Artillery. Cyprus, Kuwait, North Borneo inally GOC SW District

McGIVERING Lt Cdr John Harold McGivering died 27 October 2019 aged 80

MACDONALD W.O. Thomas MacDonald QGM 1 October 1948 - 30 December 2019

SAS soldier who stormed Iranian Embassy in 1980. Parachute Regt Dhofar

MOUNSDON Flt Lt Maurice Hewlett Mounsdon 11 February 1918 - 6 December 2019

56 Sqn North Weald during Battle of Britain. 2 kills, 2 probables, 2 shares. Ejected from burning Hurricane. Guinea Pig Club. On recovery, flight instructor

NISBET Major Alexander David Irving Nisbet died 19 December 2019. Scottish Rifles and Parachute Regt

OAKLEY Captain Derek Oakley MBE Royal Marines 27 October 1926 - 22 September 2019 Hong Kong, Suez landings. ADC to Mountbatten

PEARSON General Sir Thomas Cecil Hook Pearson KCB, CBE, DSO and Bar 1 July 1914 - 15 December 2019

Pre War Palestine, India, Malta. North Africa 1941 Op Compass (took surrender of Italian forces DSO) Alamein 1942 2 Rifle Brigade Approach to Tunis (bar to DSO)  Greek Islands. Dep Cdr 2 Para Italy. Parachute drop into Greece Oct 44. Ist Airborne Norway 1945 (German surrender) Palestine, CO 16 Para Jordan, Cyprus, E Germany, CO ! Div BAOR GOC Singapore, C in C Allied Forces Northern Europe (Norway)

PERRY Lt Col Michael Perry RA/AAC died 1st October 2019 aged 77

POTTER Warrant Officer Peter Louis Potter 30 May 1925 - 24 October 2019 Legion d'Honneur

626 Sqn 36 missions over NW Europe inc Kiel Canal mining as Lancaster rear gunner. (Previously Home Guard then Auxiliary - Churchill's Secret Army)

RICHARDS Maj Gen Nigel Richards CCB, OBE died 21 November 2019 aged 74

ROSS Lt Col Sir Malcolm Ross GCVO OBE 27 October 1943 - 27 October 2019 Sword of Honour Sandhurst 1964 Scots Guards. Aden, N Ireland (MiD) Ceremonial organisation in Royal Household

SEYMOUR Lt Col Conway John EdwardSeymour LVO 13 May 1941 - 20 November 2019 Grenadier Guards Germany, Cyprus, Gulf, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong

TILLARD Captian John Robert Tillard KRRC died 16 December 2019 aged 95

TURLE Arish Richard Turle MC died 13 December 2019 aged 80

VERNEY Major Peter Vivian Lloyd Verney died 12 October 2019 aged 88 Irish Guards Egypt, Aden, Kenya, Cyprus, Norway. Author The Micks : Story of the Irish Guards

WOODHOUSE (Ven) Andrew Henry Woodgouse DSC died 15 December 2019 aged 96

WOODS Wg Cdr Thomas (Tim) Woods BEM died 6 December 2019

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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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