John (Eion) Munro

It is with regret that we have no announce the death of John (Eion) Munro died on

Saturday 5th December 2015.
Funeral Service Avoch Parish Church of Scotland on Friday 18th December 2015 at

1230hrs and afterwards at Avoch Masonic Lodge.
John a member of the Bn Shooting Team and staunch member of Ross-Shire Branch

of the Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association.
Edward Usborne

Eion was a loyal member of the Regimental Association. A lovely, lovely man who always attended the Highland Branch Amalgamation Dinner and a pleasure to have known. PM Andy Venters will play at his funeral. Unfortunately I am away. If any of you can attend to say farewell it would be appreciated. RIP Eion, we will miss your loyalty. CFGB
Bob Towns

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It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of my father John (Jock) Dunbar, World War Two,hero,and a true Cameron Highlander.

Funeral Details:13.30 8th December 2015.

William T. Fraser and Son
Funeral Directors
Culduthel Road,
IV2 6A

Shirley MacDonald

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We regret to announce the death of Mr.Duncan John Robertson of Ben-Tabor, Kildary on Sunday 22nd.November 2015.

Dunncan was a member of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders Regimental Association having joined in 1997. 

His funeral will be at Inverness Crematorium on Thursday 3rd,December 2015 at 1400hrs ,

Major Hamish Sutherland Chairman                                                           


Lawrence Cameron

It is with regret that I have to announce the death of Lawrence  Cameron (Regimental Band) on the 18th of October 2015. 
His funeral will take place on the 13th of November at St Andrews Cathedral in Aberdeen at 1300.   I would ask please if anybody from the Regiment or friends who can attend to say a final farewell to Lawrence.  At the request of the family Kilt/Trews, Glengarry’s & Medals please.  If anyone needs further information please feel free to contact me via Facebook.
Philip Sherwood


Ronnie (Beep) Campbell

It is with deep regret that I hereby inform you that Beep passed away this morning. Heartfelt condolences to wife Elaine and family. Further details will be published when known.Address for condolences is
32 Brackley Court,
AB42 2UF.
Funeral details: Moray Crematorium, Broadley by Buckie, Moray, Aberdeenshire AB56 5HQ at 1230 Thu 12th November 2105.  Elaine has requested a QO HLDRS Bearer Party therefore I would be grateful if those attending could be there by 1150.

Bob Towns



Mary Slight

Mary was the wife of the late George Slight ex Seaforth Highlander and both came from Nairn.
Mary passed away on the 13th of October and her funeral took place on 22nd.


Margaret Munro




Johnny Wilson (Ex D Coy)


Johnny Wilson Ex D Coy Queens Own Hldrs who moved to Australia back in the late 80's to join the Australian Army. Sadly received news yesterday evening that Johnny Died in midweek whilst in Australia. Thoughts go out to Nicky, Daughter and Granddaughter. Great Man and very fond memories of our time together serving with D Coy.
Rest in Peace Dear Friend Greeco



Major Alistair Oag TD

It's my very sad duty to let you know that Major Alistair Oag TD died suddenly at home this morning.

The family has asked me to let you know.
Alistair's funeral will be held in the Invergordon Parish Church next Tue (20 Oct) at 1400, followed by interment at Rosskeen.

Bob Towns




Christine Bell

Had a bit of sad news, to all who knew Bill(Dinger) Bell, Regimental Police in Onabruck, his Belved Christine Passed away today,
I will post details of the funeral etc, when I receive updates from the Family.

Funeral details for Christine Bell, wife of Bill (Dinger) Bell, on Friday 11th Sept, at 3pm, at Kirkcaldy Crematorium Fife, anyone who knew Dinger, and is free to attend is very welcome.

David McIntosh


Donnie Matheson

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Donnie Matheson.
Donnie died suddenly in his home.We will always remember Donnie for being one of the
Battalions greatest footballers and an all round sportsman.

RIP Donnie
Funeral Details:1200 Friday 28th August 2015.  Watson's Funeral Directors,
17 Blackfriars' Rd,
IV30 1TY. 

Ian (Jed) Geddes is coordinating arrangements with Donnie's family.  Please help where you can by offering your services to Jed at 1130.  Glengarry's to be worn.  Thank you.  RIP Donnie.  CFGB


George (Plum) Logan

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Plum earlier today.  A great Regimental character who will be sadly missed by all.
Sincere condolences to his family and friends from the Regimental Family.
RIP Plum, non-finer and some fighter.
Funeral: 1100 Thursday 13th August 2015 at:
WG Catto Funeral Directors
Linkwood Road
Morayshire IV30 6RE
Thereafter at the Seaforth Club,2 Academy St, Elgin
Grateful if you are attending that you can be there for 1030. Glengarry's please.
Yours aye,



Very sad to inform the Regimental Family that Colin Ponting passed away last night after a brave fight against cancer.  Our condolences go to his family and funeral details will be notified when known.  Colin successfully transferred to the QO HLDRS from the APTC and served with us until the late 70’s. 

Correspondence to his daughter Sarah Jane at
57 Moray Park




Funeral Details,Tuesday 4th August 2015 Inverness Crematorium 1430. Grateful if those attending could be there by 1400 wearing Glengarry's. The family request that those attending join them at the Raigmore Motel at 1600.

RIP Colin.  CFGB
Yours aye,


David Duncan

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all of the sudden passing of Davie Duncan (42), the family are awaiting a post mortem, further details will be issued.
Jock Barret


Davie Duncan was laid to rest today in Dundee.Charlie Duncan, Davie's daughter, and members of our Regimental Family carried him in to the Chapel of Rest, accompanied by Michael Grey playing Highland Cathedral.
Charlie has asked me to thank Tony Curran for acting as point of contact for the funeral arrangements and for all those who turned out to see Davie off.  As one would expect, there were many stories told about Davie, particularly the ruddy awful jokes he was forever telling?

Rest in Peace Davie


George Givens


Lt Col John Davie MBE MC

It is with much regret that I inform you of the death of Lt Col John Davie MBE MC.

Ian Davie his son and Corinna his daughter informed me that John died this morning.

Funeral details to follow



Sheddie passed away peacefully earlier this afternoon .  Sincere condolences to Helen,    
Bob & Fiona and the extended Carr family. 

Rest in peace my very good friend.  Funeral details to follow.  Condolences to Helen at:         
6 Moray Park Terrace
Sad, sad day.
The Funeral Service will take place at  St Bride's Parish Church, Glen Road, Newtonmore at 1000 Saturday 27th June 2015.

All QO HLDRS attending are requested to let me know in advance to allow me to make arrangements for the Bearer Party and Route Lining. Glengarry's required. Many thanks.
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Yours aye,



Major Peter Mallas

Sad to inform you that our former Bandmaster Major Peter Mallas passed away during the night 9th/10th of June 2015 aged 77.  Peter was our Bandmaster from 1971 to 1977.
Peter’s Funeral will be on:
Wednesday 24th June 2015 1200 Noon.
St. Georges Garrison Church
Station Road
GU35 0LR
It would be appreciated if any QO HLDRS living close by could represent the Regimental Association at the funeral. 
RIP Peter.  CFGB
Yours aye,



Ann Duguid

Just a short message to inform you that Ann passed away last night at 5pm.
Funeral arrangements,
It has now been confirmed that the service  will take place in St Leonards Church Forres on Friday 19th June commencing at 13.00hrs followed by the burial service at Clovenside Cemetery, thereafter to the British Legion for refreshments.

Kind Regards
Eric Duguid


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Major WG Graham MC & Bar

Major Gordon Graham MC & bar died on 24 April 2015, aged 94. Born in Glasgow, he graduated at Glasgow University in 1940 and was commissioned in The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in March 1941. Posted to the 1st Battalion, he sailed for India in 1942, and served with the 1st Camerons at the battle of Kohima, and during the campaign in Burma. He was awarded the MC for gallant leadership of fighting patrols in the advance from Kohima, and a bar to his MC commanding D company at the crossing of the Irrawaddy river.
After the war he returned to India as a newspaper correspondent and publishers agent, later moving to New York. In 2003, after revisiting Kohima, he evolved the idea of expressing gratitude to the Nagas tribes who had played such an important role in supporting the 1st Camerons as guides, porters and stretcher bearers. The Kohima Educational Trust (KET), of which he was President, now awards annual scholarships to Naga children. Each scholarship provided by the Regimental Association Trustees bears the names of a Cameron Highlander lost at Kohima. In May 2014 Major Graham attended the service in Inverness to commemorate the 70th Anniversary the battle, and presented to the Old High Church and the Regimental Museum portfolios of photographs of Cameron graves at Kohima. He is survived by his daughter Mrs Sylvia May, Managing Trustee of the KET.


Robert ( tex) Kirwin

It is with much regret that I must inform you that Robert (tex) Kirwin ex Seaforth Highlander has passed away,
His funeral is being held at Livingston Crematorium on mon 20th april at 0930am, sorry about the short notice but I have just found out.
Rab Dall CFGB
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Eric MacKintosh

It is with much regret that I have to inform you of the death of Eric MacKintosh,Eric's death was published in the P & J today.
He died suddenenly at home on Wednesday 15th April 2015 aged 72 years.
Eric was the beloved husband of the late Kathleen.
Funeral to be held  at the Moray Crematorium on Thursday April 23 at 12.30pm to which all friends are respectfully invited.
Seoras McIntosh CFGB

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Lt Col Colin Keil MBE

It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Lt Col Colin Keil passed away at home, this morning 15th April 2015.
Our heartfelt condolences go to his sons Colin,Graham and John and his daughter Sheena.  
Funeral: 1100 Friday 24th April, Church of Scotland, Castle Street, Dingwall.
David Grant
Association Treasurer
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Harry Kenny

Harry Kenny sadly passed away at the age of 87 on Thursday night, the 9th April 2015 from complications arising from Pneumonia.

Harry was raised and brought up in Paisley and joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1945 straight from school.  After initial service with the Argyll’s and seeing action in Korea he left the army to become a miner in the Stirling area but later re-enlisted.  When the A&SH were threatened with disbandment in the late 1960’s he chose to transfer to the Queen’s Own Highlanders and was posted to A Company before going on to serve as a Corporal in the Regimental Police Staff.  He served with the Battalion in Berlin, Edinburgh, and Osnabruck before going back to the Argyll’s when that Battalion eventually re-formed in 1972.

After completing his 22 years in the army Harry settled in Edinburgh and went on to become a Bar Manager for Scottish and Newcastle Breweries and a Bank Messenger before he finally retired.  

Harry’s son, Graham, tells me that his dad had many fond memories of the Queen’s Own Highlanders and that he would be delighted to see any of his old comrades at his father’s funeral.

Funeral Details,

Service at 12.45 pm on Friday 17th April 2015 at St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, York Place, Edinburgh followed by a burial at Mortonhall at 2.15 pm
RIP Harry, and CFGB

George Givens



Ronnie MacDonald

Piper Ronnie McDonald Nairn,
Ronnie has passed away, service to be held New Reformed church Nairn Fri 10/04/2015 time of service 10.30hrs

Ronnie was A Coy piper at Anduki Dec62

Mike Jacobs

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"Dad passed away at 7 this morning 03/04/2015. He put up a good fight, like George MacDonald said that's the Seaforth in him. Once I have more details I will be in touch with you regarding his funeral. Bev"
Funeral is Wednesday 8th April at 13.45 at St Fergus Church Wick.

The Barker Family, 14 Ackergill Crescent, Wick KW1 4DU.

Yours aye,




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Chris Ness

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Chris Ness who passed away in his home at Aldearn on the 31st of March 2015, Chris was a Corporal/Piper in the Seaforth Hldrs. and in later years he played with  the Queen’s Own Highlanders Association Pipe Band.

Funeral Service at Auldearn Parish Church on Thursday April 9th at 2PM, thereafter to Auldearn Cemetary.


Ian Mackenzie


Vince Martin

It is with deepest regret that we have to announce the death in Raigmore Hospital on Sunday 22nd.March 2015 of Vince Martin,82 Boswell Road Inverness.

The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 2nd April, 2015 at 12.30 pm in the funeral home of William T Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness; thereafter to Inverness Crematorium.
All welcome.
Major Hamish Sutherland,
Chairman Queens Own Cameron Highlanders Branch



It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Danny McWilliams who died this morning 19/03/2015.
Our sincere condolences to Anne & Family.
Funeral is being held at 1.15pm,on Thursday, 26 March,  the funeral home of John Fraser, 17-29 Chapel St, Inverness; thereafter at Daviot Cemetery.
All are welcome.

Bob Towns


Lt Col Ian MacKinnon

It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce the death of Lt Col Ian MacKinnon who served in both the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and the Queen’s Own Highlanders from 1950 through to 1984.
Most of us will remember him as B coy Comd in Osnabruck& Berlin and as 2ic of the Bn from 1968/71 
Ian's Funeral arrangements are as follows,
Thursday 12 March 2015
1030 - Cremation service at Earlham Crematorium, Norwich - family and closest friends

1400 - Thanksgiving Service at St Mary' Church, Watton followedby refreshments at the church.

Postcode for St Mary's is IP25 6DQ

(There is a car park directly opposite the Church)

Tribute by lifelong friend Andrew Duncan

Address by Rev Geraldine (Gerry) Foster - please send any personal anecdotes about Ian to assist her at
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Gordon Mutch McLean (Fitba/Danny)

Died peacefully after a short illness on Saturday 7th February 2015. 
Funeral Service at Tom Ross & Son's, Orchard Road Forres on Tuesday 17th February 2015 at 13.30
and thereafter at Duffus Cemetery.
It would be good to get some Blue Hackle representation.
Yours aye,

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Sgt James  (Jimmy) Chirrey

It is with deep regret that I notify you of the death of Sgt. James (Jimmy) Chirrey.

Jimmy died on 10 January 2015 aged 78.
He joined the Seaforth Highlanders in 1957 and served for 7 years. He served In BAOR, Singapore and Brunei. and ended his service as Orderly Room Sgt.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, daughters Lydia and Deborah and grandson Douglas.

The funeral for Jimmy was in mid January.

Willie Irving



Betty Westhead - A Lady of the Regiment

Betty lost her battle with illness in the early hours of this morning at home with John, Lucinda and Iain at her bedside.

The thoughts of the wider Regimental Family are with them at this extremely sad time.
Home address:
19 Smithton Villas

Funeral will take place at Inverness Crematorium Thursday 12th February at 1430.

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23493917 PteDougie Hendry

It is with great regret that I inform you of the death of 23493917 Pte Dougie Hendry. Dougie served with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders and Queens Own Highlanders from 1956 - 1972 in Singapore, Borneo, FARELF, BAOR, Sharjah and Northern Ireland.
spent the majority of his time in the Regimental Pioneers as a keen carpenter.
After leaving the Army Dougie settled with his wife Josie in Conisbrough, Nr Doncaster.

He died at Sheffield Hospital on Sat 31 Jan 15 aged 79years. Dougie who had a triple heart bypass and was kept in a coma so that his body could recover. He tried for 2 weeks but was unable to keep his strength.

Address:-7 Otley Close , Conisbrough,Doncaster, South Yorkshire.DN12 2DQ
Darren Taylor



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Mrs Catherine (Cathy) Wood

Cathy, (Wife of Hon Col Roddy Wood - Inverness Tattoo) passed away peacefully in care at Raigmore Hospital on the 27th January 2015 aged 71. 

Address:        18 Annfield Road


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Funeral service 1145 on Monday 2nd February 2015 at:

                        St Stephen’s Church

                        Southside Road


                        IV2 4XA

All welcome.

We the Regimental Family offer our sincere condolences to Roddy and the extended family.

Yours aye,

Bob Towns


Isobel MacLeod


It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Isobel Macleod, (Isobel is the ex-wife of Duncan Macleod- QM Platoon) Duncan has asked me to let all those who knew Isobel that she has sadly passed away. 
Details of her funeral are as follows:
Monday 26th January at 10.00 am – Funeral Mass at St Catherine’s RC Church in Gracemount, Edinburgh, and
thereafter a burial at 11.00 am in Loanhead New Cemetery, Hunter Avenue, Loanhead.

Rest in Peace Isobel
George Givens
Edinburgh Branch


Terry Fudge


It is with deep regret that we announce the death of 24054177 LCpl Terry Fudge aged 67 on Wednesday 14th January 2015. 
Terry (the nephew of George Sawers) from Poole in Dorset passed out of Bridge of Don with Keren Squad on the 19th of June 1965. 
He joined D Company in Osnabruck completing tours of duty in Osnabruck, Berlin, Edinburgh and Sharjah where he joined the Regimental Police. 
He also served in N Ireland.
Always a proud Queen’s Own Highlander.
The deepest sympathy of the Regimental Family is extended to his widow Carol and his family and friends at this extremely sad time.  

Mrs C Fudge
197 Wimborne Road
BH15 2EG
Funeral will take place at Poole Crematorium on Wednesday 4th February at 1.30pm.
There will also be a gathering at Oakdale Conservative Club. Mapsbelow


Yours aye,


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Micheal Dunn


Micheal Dunn known as Mickey Dunn to the Elgin Loons who served from 1971 for a few years before going awa walkies,
Mickeyserved inA Company before going to the Recce Platoon in Osnabruck he also served in Northern Ireland he
passed away down in London over the
festive having been ill for some time he was 4 and a half stone at the end, a great wee lad having been put into the
careers office after a heavy session before we all headed for the train to return to Osnabruck and a few months later
he marched into Belfast Barracks.
A smart and good we soldier. He was first on the bus for the World Cup Games in 74 and played a bit himself.
RIP Mickey proud to have served with you.
Funeral Details to follow not sure if it is going to happen
Yours Aye
Chalky Whyte (Elgin)
Rest in peace oor Soldier Laddie
Rest in peace yer battles oe’r
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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.
He became a member of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders Association in 1997 and attended all Cameron functions.
The funeral will be in the East Chapel Aberdeen Crematorium on Tuesday 13th January 2015 at 1400hrs.
The deepest sympathy of all members of the Cameron Highlanders Branch is extended to his widow Muriel and his family
at this sad time;
Next of Kin Mrs Muriel Fowlie,38 Silverburn Road,Bridge of Don,Aberdeen AB22 8RW. Major Hamish Sutherland,
Chairman .Q.O.C.H. Branch
Rest in peace oor Soldier Laddie
Rest in peace yer battles oe’r
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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
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders in Austria 1951/1953 and subsequently with the 4th./5th. Bn in Fort William until 1961.
The committal service will be in Inverness Crematorium on Monday 5th.January 2015 at 1430hrs.
The sympathy of all members of the Cameron Highlanders Branch is extended to his widow and family.
Next of Kin is Mrs.Janet Macleod ,21 Glendessary Street,, Caol/ PH33 7AY
Major Hamish Sutherland
Chairman Q.O.C.H Branch

Rest in peace oor Soldier Laddie
Rest in peace yer battles oe’r
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