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"Rondy MacKenzie son of Jock MacKenzie just phoned me asking if I could make Seaforths and QO HLDRS aware of Jocks funeral arrangements which are - Church of Scotland Burghead 1345hrs Monday 5th November 2018 (On the right as you enter Burghead). I told him that Regimental Family members are aware and that normally as many as possible would attend with possibly a guard of honour."
Jock was born in 1921 and served with the Seaforths throughout the Second World War and was demobbed soon after.
If you are able to make it please be there for 1315 wearing Glengarry’s. I am sure that your attendance will be appreciated and old soldiers like Jock are most worthy of a good send off. CFGB
24211424 Pte Eddie Chorley passed out of the Scottish Infantry Depot, Glencorse in October 1970 as a member of Burma Squad. Before signing on he came from Johnstone, where he was a time- served joiner.
Eddie served in Edinburgh, BAOR and Northern Ireland, mostly with the Bonny B. It was whilst serving with the Battalion that he passed his HGV test
When he was demobbed he quickly found work as a joiner with the local council, and after successfully re-sitting his HGV exam, which had by that time ran out, subsequently found work as a driver.
Although he lived on the west coast of Scotland he was a regular attender at the Edinburgh Branch, where he enjoyed meeting up with old comrades at social functions and marching on Armed Forces Day
Eddie passed away peacefully and quite unexpectedly in his sleep on the 5th October 2018. He was 67 years old.
He was an extremely well-liked and respected member of the Regimental Association and will be very much missed by all who knew him. He leaves a son, a daughter, and six grandchildren
JIM FRASER (17)
Sad news from Nairn.
Funeral 1300 Wednesday 29th August 2018 St Ninians Church Nairn IV12 4RB
Anne Donlevy 09/08/2018
Our family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Anne Donlevy, wife of John Donlevy , mum to Michael, Brian and Andrew and Granny to Niamh, Aidan, Ciara, Orla, Evan , Callie and Riley.
Funeral to take place at St Davids Church , 41 Eskbank Rd , Dalkeith EH22 3BH
Robert Alexander Malloch (23488591)
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Robert Malloch, husband to Pauline and father to Andrew, Ian and Susanne. He leaves a family that will miss him dearly. Bob passed away on Sunday 5th August 2018 peacefully in France.
Bob enlisted straight from school, joining The 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders in Münster and going on to serve in the Queen’s Own Highlanders through the 60s and 70s and finally leaving the battalion when stationed in Tidworth in 1983. He finished his service on the Long Service List with positions at the Regular Commissions Board, Westbury as RQMS and then the Recruit Selection Centre Edinburgh before he was finally discharged in 1988. Bob had a special fondness for his time as a young man serving in the Far East and BAOR.
There will be a small family funeral ceremony in France in the coming days, but it is hoped as per his wishes that his ashes be spread at Fort George. This will happen at a time and date to be confirmed. CFGB RIP
There was a small family funeral ceremony in France on Thursday, 9th Aug 2018. Bob's ashes will finally rest at Fort George, as he wished. CFGB RIP.
Thomas Laurie Riddell
Thomas Laurie Riddell. Seaforth Highlanders. Passed away at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary on the 30th of June 2018 after a short illness. Tom was conscripted in 1948. Within months of completing his National Service he was recalled to serve a further two years in Korea. After a few months in civy street he re-enlisted finally completing his reserve commitment in 1960. Our condolences to his wife Shirley and all the family. Service at Bramcote Crematorium, Coventry Lane, Nottingham. NG9 3GJ. 23rd July at 11:45 hrs.
Dougie Murray was in the Military Band in Singapore, but many will remember him in his civilian occupation as a driver at the Depot Glencorse and of course as the man who took all the Passing Out Parade squad photos over a 27 year period at the Depot.
Dougie has informed me that his wife, Molly, sadly passed away last Sunday (20/05/2018) and that her funeral will take place at Mortonhall Crematorium at 1.30 pm, 6th June 2018.
Robert (Bobby) MunroRobert served in the battalion from 1962-1971 in the QM department as a signe writer.
RIP Bobby , you were a great sign writer and singer.
I remember you when you sang with Johnny and the Copycats from Buckie and I was in the Two Red Shoes the night that they announced that you were leaving the band to join the army.
Thereafter tea in the British Legion Buckie
It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of 'Hoss' MacLean ex D Coy storeman in Kirknewton, Hong Kong etc,.
FUNERAL DETAILS: Funeral at 1330hrs Wednesday 18th April at Steven Thomson (Undertakers) 37 Clifton Road, Lossiemouth IV31 6DP. Further details to follow.
Charlie Millar has been informed that Jack Iveson has passed away.
I hope I am right when I say that Jack was the LAD WO1 when we were 432s in Osnabruck in the early 70s. The OC LAD may have been Peter Gange.
I think Jack's obituary is worthy of inclusion on our Cabarfeidh site. You will remember as well as I do the valiant work done by these LAD Trojans to keep our 432s on the road night and day while we were on exercise. How did they do it? Late evening a 432 would go off the road requiring an engine change and the Comd would be screaming for it to be back on the road by dawn. Job done. That'll be 2 crates of beer please, Sir. Their contribution to the regiment was immense.
It is with sadness and deep regret that I have been informed of the passing of Ronald Henderson. A fine soldier whose bothers also served in the Queen’s Own Highlanders. Ronald passed away on Wednesday 7th March 2018. I believe he was Harbourmaster at Portree at his time of joining the 2nd Battalion. Further details will be published when available.
Sandy Forbes (Tain)
It is with much sadness I advise of the passing of our father Sandy Forbes who passed away peacefully on Sunday 25th Feb. at the Kintyre House aged care home in Invergorden.
Dad was a proud ex Seaforth Highlander and member of the association pipes and drums.
The funeral service details:
Tain Parish Church
Jimmy Skinner has informed me that Tam Doughty passed away on Tuesday 13th February 2018 in Liberton Hospital, Edinburgh.
Tam’s Funeral will be held at 12.00 noon on Monday 26th February 2018 at Seafield Crematorium. The collection at the service will be in aid of the Poppy Factory.
Condolence cards can be sent to:
Sidney Thomas Doughty, better known as “Tam”, was born in Glasgow, and once old enough, joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. After amalgamation he rebadged to become a Queen’s Own Highlander.
Tam went on to complete twenty two years’ service, spending time in Rifle Company’s and the Mortar Platoon, where he was a Mortar Fire Controller. He served in Singapore, Brunei, BAOR, Belize, and Northern Ireland and was always renowned for his immaculate turnout. His final posting was as a Colour Sergeant at the Infantry Trials and Development Unit in Warminster.
On demob he found employment as the resident handyman for the British Legion/Poppy Factory in Edinburgh and on final retirement, settled down in Musselburgh with his wife, Betty, son, Brian, and daughter, Sharon
In 2016 he had a stroke, which affected his mobility and he sadly passed away on the 13th February 2018. His coffin was piped into the Chapel of Rest at Seafield Crematorium on the 26th February 2018 to the tune of “The March of the Cameron Men”. He was surrounded by friends, family, and members of the Regimental Association.
498318 Captain James (Jim) Beaumont Hutton.
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I report the death of Captain James (Jim) Hutton, very fondly known to many as 'Gentleman Jim'. Another remarkable and immensely proud Gordon Highlander who lived for his Regiment and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
To read Jim’s Army Records click on one of the links below
498318 Captain James (Jim) Beaumont Hutton.
Funeral details are:
Date: Wednesday 28th February 2018.
Location: Inverness Crematorium, Kilvean Road, Inverness IV3 8JN - Suggest you allow 20 minutes to go from Inverness Station to the Crematorium. Route - A82 south west out of Inverness.
Time: 14.00 hrs or 2.00pm.
Please note: Family flowers only, but donations may be given to Poppyscotland.
For those who may wish to write or send a card, Jim's sister, Betty, is his immediate next of kin and may be contacted as follows:
Mrs Elizabeth Kerr
LCpl Craig Allen Pillan's
It is with much sadness that I report the death of Craig Allen Pillan’s on Sunday Dec 31st 2017 aged 34 years.
He was from Huntly and lived latterly in Aberdeen.
Craig was the cherished son of Lynne and the late Gavin also stepson to Gordon,
Craig was in The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordon’s & Camerons) and served from 15th Dec 1999 to 16th Nov 2005 in the UK, Kenya, Bosnia and Germany.
His Funeral Service will be in Stewarts Hall, Huntly on Friday January 12th at 11am ther eafter to Huntly Cemetery.
All friends are respectively invited. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu,
If desired maybe given at the Hall Door in aid of JDRF.
Those wishing to write should do so to;
Mrs Lynne Pillan’s
Lt Col RD Strachan MBE (Bob Strachan)
Following on from my / Grenville Irvine Fortescue’s emails of yesterday, the funeral details for
Lt Col Bob Strachan have been amended slightly but are now confirmed as:
Date: Friday 12th January 2018.
Time: 13.00 hrs.
Location: Banchory Ternan East Church, East Manse, Station Rd, Banchory AB31 5YP. (Opposite the Strutt & Parker offices coming east out of Banchory).
The interment will take place at St Ternan's Churchyard below the Church near the River Dee.
Refreshments will now be served in the Royal British Legion Scotland building at 25 Ramsey Road, Banchory, AB31 5TS and all are welcome.
“The family of Lt Col Bob and Mollie Strachan would like to thank everyone for their very kind cards, letters and attendance at their respective funerals. The kind words of condolence and support that the family has received is most appreciated and has truly reinforced the phrase, “a family regiment”. The family wish to pass on their sincere thanks to all. BYDAND CFGB”
James Malet Barber
Major Jamie Barber died in St Andrews on 28th Dec 2017 aged 85 years.
Jamie was the son of Lt Gen Sir Colin Barber KBE CB DSO (Camerons), and he followed his father into the QO Cameron Hldrs on commissioning in 1953.
He served with the Camerons in Europe, Scotland and most notably Korea (Mortar Officer). He was an Instructor at RMA Sandhurst before attending Staff College in India.
He was B Coy Commanders in 1 QOHldrs and undertook 2 x GSO2 jobs in Scotland before retiring in Nov 1970 to enter into the world of Horse Racing mainly in Hong Kong.
(Parking is very restricted so park 1/2mile away and walk in so allow extra time).
Mrs Margaret Duffus
I have been asked to let you know that Margaret Duffus funeral will take place on Friday 29 December 2017 at 1200 in Nairn United Reformed Church, King Street, Nairn followed by the interment at Nairn Cemetery.
It is with great sadness I have to announce the passing of Bernie Munro after a long illness. He died peacefully in Dr Gray’s Hospital Elgin yesterday 6th December 2017. Bernie will be best remembered for singing and playing his guitar, while serving in the Battalion in the 60’s and 70’s. Bernie also had a brother Bobby who served in the Q M’S.
Funeral will be held at William Watson’s Funeral Home,
Major Peter Laughton
Major Peter Laughton died on 5 December 2017, aged 94. The elder son of Col Francis Laughton MC, TD who commanded the 4th Bn The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders TA, he was educated at Ampleforth College and was commissioned in the Cameron Highlanders on 2 April 1943. Having joined the 2nd Camerons in Egypt, he took part in the Italian campaign, being wounded at Monte Cassino in March 1944. He served with the battalion for the final stages of the Italian campaign and then in Greece and Salonika. After the war he served with the 1st Camerons, of which he was Adjutant in Tripoli in 1950-51. He then became Adjutant of the 4th/5th Camerons TA in Inverness in 1951-53. He was later Brigade Major of 152 Highland Brigade and having commanded a company at the HBTC, Fort George he retired in 1957. Having been granted a TA Commission in the 4th/5th Camerons, he commanded HQ Company in 1957-60 and then D (Nairn) Company. He retired from the TA in 1966 and worked for many years for Schweppes Ltd, making his home at Petworth, Sussex. He and his wife Joanna, who died in 2016, celebrated their Diamond wedding in 2012. Their son Hugh Laughton served as an officer in the Queen’s Own Highlanders in 1980-83.
CHRIS “UGGY” McGAIR
Chris McGair’s older brother, Jim served in the Battalion before Chris and was known as “Big Uggy”. Chris went on to inherit this nickname and it was a fact that very few people in the regiment knew Uggy by his real name.
Chris was born in 1947 and once he became old enough, joined the Queen’s Own Highlanders, going on to complete fourteen years’ service with the regiment. He served in BAOR, Edinburgh, Belize, and Northern Ireland, spending most of this time as a driver in the MT Platoon. Uggy was a real character and a “well kent face” within the Battalion.
When he was demobbed he went to live in Fife, finding jobs as a security guard, miner, and taxi driver. He sadly passed away on the 10th November 2017 and was cremated on the 16th November 2017 surrounded by his family, friends, and members of the Regimental Association. He is survived by his wife, two children, and three grandchildren.
Drummer Jackie MacRae
I have just been informed by Ian MacKenzie that Jackie passed away yesterday 07/11/2017 in the Hospice, Inverness after a long illness
Jackie was in the TA and also a drummer in the Queen’s Own Highlanders Association Pipe Band for many years.
Funereal details to follow
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Danny Morgan (Frugal)
It is with sadness that we have to announce the death of Danny Morgan (Frugal) who passed away on the 24th September.
Funeral Service at Funeral-care Co-op, 15 Maxwell Street, East Kilbride G74 4HG at 1415hrs with the Burial at Phillipshill Cemetary, East Kilbride at 1500hrs (approx.) on Thursday 12 October 2017. All Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth & Camerons) are invited to attend in optional Regimental Dress if they have it, and Glengarry if owned.
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23327446 Stewart G.C. Fowlie
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Stewart Fowlie on Friday 2nd .January 2015.
Stewart served in Training Company at Cameron Barracks during his National Service from May 1956 to May 1958.
Mr Murdo Macleod
It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Mr Murdo Macleod who served with the 1st.Battalion of the
Rest in peace oor Soldier Laddie