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A.T. Lawrie Nisbet  

A.T. Lawrie Nisbet enlisted in late 1942, early 1943.  After OCTU he was posted to the Indian Military Academy where he was then seconded for a period of time to the Australian army.  He was posted with the Cameron Highlanders Regiment to occupied Japan, the Camerons being the first in to Nagasaki following the Japanese surrender.  The Regiment stayed as part of the occupied forces and Lawrie remained with them until returning to Fort William in 1949.

A funeral service will be held at Mortonhall Crematorium, Howden Hall Rd, Edinburgh at 11am on Friday June 30th.

Edward Usborne

 

 

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Colonel DANC Miers

It is with regret that I have to announce that Colonel DANC Miers died on 15th June.
His funeral will take place on Friday 30th June at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Beauly at 12.30 pm.

Edward Usborne
Secretary

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STEVE KIAKOWSKI
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Steve Kiakowski, better known as “Kia” joined the Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion (IJLB), Oswestry in September 1967 as an Argyll and Sutherland Highlander, but re-badged whilst he was there to the Queen’s Own Highlanders when the Argyll’s numbers starting to get cut. It was at Oswestry that he learned to excel at canoeing, later on passing his skills to so many others.

He subsequently passed out of Oswestry in late 1969 to join the 1st Battalion in Edinburgh as a member of the Rear Party whilst the Battalion went on post-Sharjah leave. He soon joined 6 Platoon, B Company and was promoted to Lance Corporal in 1971. On his initial tour in Northern Ireland he was based in the Short Strand district of East Belfast and made his first find whilst stopping a car on a routine patrol in Lisburn Street – a group of men acting suspiciously, one 5 lb bomb, and a loaded .38” revolver later!

Kia spent time with the Recce Platoon and other sub units within the Battalion, but always seemed to return to the “Bonny B”. He served in the UK, BAOR, Northern Ireland, Belize, and Hong Kong.

He was demobbed after Hong Kong and went on to marry his wife, Eleanor, and become father to his two sons, Kevin and Steven. In civvy street he started work in Fountain Park Brewery before taking on various jobs as a joiner. He unfortunately fell off some scaffolding whilst at work and became physically disabled in the 1990’s. In July 2016 he was diagnosed with neck and throat cancer and sadly passed away on the 11th June 2017

Kia always excelled on operations, or on exercise in the field, but was one of those characters who got bored whilst in barracks and whose stripes were best sewn on with Velcro – he would have wanted it no other way! He was a real character and good all round soldier. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

RIP, Kia, CFGB

Funeral Details: 2.00 pm, Monday 19th June 2017 at Kirknewton & East Calder Church, 8 Manse Court, East Calder, Livingston, EH53 0HF

Thereafter, the coffin will be interred at Almondell Cemetery, East Calder at 3.00 pm

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Mrs Anne Nason

Dear All,
It is with deep regret that I inform you for the death of Mrs Anne Nason, (wife of Col IG Nason) from Cancer on 4th June 2017.
The Funeral is private but a memorial service will be arranged for the Autumn.
Condolence cards / letters to Colonel Ian at;
Colonel IG Nason
Mount Sorrel Farm
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Maurice Gibson

 

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Dear All,
It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Wattie (Drummie) Grant.
Drummie passed away on Sunday 20th May after a long illness fought with courage and bravery surrounded by his family

"Walter fought a long and very brave battle.
He decided several years ago that after he passed, he wanted to help others.
His decision to donate his body to medical science enables young doctors who are training to learn and understand medical procedures and become our next generation of doctors, who do a marvellous job.
There shall be a memorial service to celebrate Walters life, to which his friends and old comrades will be most welcome.
The details shall be announced once finalised."

Walter's memorial service shall be held on Tuesday 20th June at 1pm in The Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh.

This shall be followed by a reception in the British Legion, Rodney Street branch.

All friends and family are invited to attend, and shall be made most welcome.
Elaine Salton

 

Wattie Grant was already a senior Drum Major when I joined the Battalion as a young Jock in 1968 so my thoughts on the man were gleaned from his family at today’s memorial service.  I hope they do him proud:

Wattie Grant was born on the 29th August 1932 in Elgin.  At the age of eighteen he joined up at Fort George and was accepted into the Highland Light Infantry, but soon transferred to the Seaforth Highlanders, and after amalgamation, the Queen’s Own Highlanders.  He became a drummer in the Seaforth’s Pipe Band, with high hopes of following in his father’s footsteps, who himself was a Drum Major.  Wattie’s first appearance in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo was as a Highland Dancer, followed by many other appearances in the tattoo over the years as drummer and subsequently Drum Major.  He was Drum Major of both the Seaforth Highlanders and Queen’s Own Highlanders.  One of his proudest achievements was leading the massed Pipes and Drums on Horse Guards Parade at “Big Blaw” in 1971 shortly before he was demobbed.  He served in BAOR, Aden, the UK, Northern Ireland, and with the Trucial Oman Scouts in the Gulf

He married his wife, Jessie in 1953 and they went on to have three children.  After leaving the army in 1972 he went to work for Scottish and Newcastle Brewery and managed several pubs around the Edinburgh area

Wattie passed away from complications caused by his cancer on Sunday 20th May 2017 and asked that his body be donated for medical research.  A memorial service was subsequently held for him in the Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh on the 20th June 2017, which was attended by his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his friends,

RIP Wattie, CFGB
George Givens
Edinburgh Branch

 

 

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TOMMY McCANN

The Edinburgh Branch have been informed of the sad passing of one of our oldest members - Tommy McCann who died on the 27th April 2017

Tommy was born and brought up in Prestonpans, East Lothian and in 1959, at the age of 19 left the pit where he was working to join his brother, George, in the Seaforth Highlanders.  Initially stationed in Munster he was soon to move back to Edinburgh for the amalgamation of the Seaforths and Camerons to become a Queen’s Own Highlander.  He joined the Signals Platoon and was soon off to Singapore.  On return to the UK he married and went on to have four children.

After serving six years, he left to start work as a dry stane dyker in Wick.  Whilst there he took an active interest in the Sea Cadets as an adult instructor.  He eventually returned to Prestonpans with his wife, Bertha to start work in Cockenzie power station.  Tommy, together with his brother George were regular attenders at the Edinburgh Branch of the Regimental Association and despite mobility problems in his later years, always made an attempt to turn up to watch the Branch march on Armed Forces Days.  He was a proud Seaforth Highlander and Queen’s Own Highlander.

Funeral Details:  Tommy will be interred at 10.30 am on the 9th May 2017 at the New Cemetery Prestonpans (go along Prestonpans High Street, just before the Lidl turn right up Robertson Avenue and on to Nethershot Road)

George Givens

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It is with much regret that I have to advise you on the death of Benny Little.
Benny passed away last night Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Funeral Wednesday 10th May at Cattos Elgin 11,00hrs Then to Seaforth Club for Tea,


Yours Aye,
Ian Geddes
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PAUL KING  

Calum Gill has informed me that Paul King sadly passed away this afternoon (21/04/2017)  Paul was a lovely man and during his last days in the Hospice prepared for his own death and even helped me put together an obituary for his eventual passing.  The following will hopefully tell you a bit more about the man:

Paul King was raised and brought up in Penicuik, and after leaving school became an apprentice bookbinder.  He quickly realised however, that his future lay in becoming an army musician, and subsequently signed up as a Queen’s Own Highlander.  

In April 1982 he joined Salamanca Platoon at the Depot, Glencorse to carry out basic training, before moving to Bridge of Don for continuation/music training.  He then joined the Battalion in Tidworth, and went on to serve with the Military Band as a cornet player in the UK, Northern Ireland, BAOR, and the Gulf.  Apart from a short stint at the School of Music, Kneller Hall, where he converted from the Cornet to the French Horn, he served with, and travelled all over the world with the Military Band.  In 1989, together with the rest of the band, he was deployed to the Gulf with 1 Armoured Field Ambulance to carry out the band’s wartime role of medics and stretcher bearers.  Indeed, it was the band’s proud boast that they were in the field of operations during the First Gulf War before any other soldier from the Battalion had even set foot on the desert sands!

After he was demobbed in 1994 he joined the Scottish Ambulance Service as a driver supplying patient transport services.  In his latter years, he became a Security Administrator at Napier University. 

Paul was a very keen bowler and regular attender at his local club in Penicuik.  He was also President of Midlothian Young Bowlers, where he helped to coach many a youngster wishing to join the game.

He sadly passed away in the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh on Friday 21st April 2017 at the age of 57

Rest in Peace  Paul, CFGB
George Givens

Funeral details to follow

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BILL DONALD
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24111367 LCpl Bill Donald was born in Keith on the 29th August 1942 and trained as a joiner when he left school.  He subsequently joined the Queen’s Own Highlanders after passing out of the Highland Brigade Depot in April 1967 with prizes for the Best Recruit and Best Shot of Marne Squad.

He went on to join the 1st Battalion in Berlin, and after some time in a duty Company, became one of the Battalion’s Domestic Pioneers. He went on to serve with the regiment in Edinburgh, Sharjah, Osnabruck, and Northern Ireland. After leaving the army in 1975 he worked as a joiner and site manager in the building trade.

Bill sadly passed away on the 11th April 2017.  His funeral service took place on the 20th April 2017 in Livingston, where he was surrounded by family, friends, and members of the Regimental Association

RIP Bill
George Givens

 

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It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that my brother Hugh was found dead yesterday the 4th April 2017 in his home. 
Sad to say that he will not be playing his beloved pipes any more.
No more  details as police have to do their thing.
I am also looking for a contact number or email for Bob McPhee
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George (Podge) Fraser

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At his own request,He is having a humanist service at W T FRASER, Culduthel Road Inverness IV2 6AB at1230 hours, Thursday 13 April 2017. We then move to Nairn cemetery where the committal will take place at 1400 hours. Family flowers only please but donations may be given after the service in support of the Queens Own highlanders association pipe band.
Podge

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Charles G O'Loan

It is with much regreat that I have to advise you of the death of C G O’Loan
Charlie passed away peacefully at 0645 yesterday morning at the Highland Hospice in Inverness.

Funeral details to follow.

RIP Charlie
Yours aye,
Bob

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Roderick (Eric) Boag

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It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Roderick (Eric) Boag .Eric died on Tuesday 21st February at his home in East Kilbride, surrounded by his family.

Eric was born in 1938 In Crieff. He joined the Royal Marines in 1954 as a musician.

In 1960 he joined the Regimental Band of the Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George, and was a very welcome addition to the Band. An excellent Cornet player and a very competent musician. He served in Munster, Redford (where he became a Queens Own Highlander) Singapore, Fort George and Bridge of Don where he was an Instructor with the Junior Bandsmen. A talented footballer he represented the regiment and the Depot and played on the left wing, very speedy with a strong left foot.

He was discharged in 1965 and is survived by his sons Andy and David.

It was a great pleasure having served with him.

Funeral details
Thursday 2nd March 14.00 hours Linn Crematorium Glasgow

Willie Irving

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MAJOR JOHN ALEXANDER MACCALLUM MBE


John MacCallum Formerly a Cameron Highlander then Queen’s Own Highlander, died in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on Friday 17th February 2017after a short illness. His widow Mrs Claire MacCallum lives at 17 South Hamilton Road North Berwick East Lothian EH39 4NJ

Obituary by Angus Fairrie

John was Educated at George Watson’s College and the RMA Sandhurst, he was granted a Regular Commission in The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders on 21 December 1956. He served with the 1st Camerons in Aden, Dover and Edinburgh. After the amalgamation of Seaforth and Camerons he served with11 KAR. He returned to1 QO HLDRS in Osnabruck in 1964-66 and was then the last Adjutant of 1st Bn Liverpool Scottish before the reorganisation of the TA in 1967. After staff appointments in Northumberland and Singapore he served with the 1st Gordons as a company commander. He was then seconded to the Sultan of Muscat’s Armed Forces as DAA&QMG, for which he was made MBE in 1974. In 1974-76 he commanded Churchill Company, Scottish Infantry Depot Bridge of Don, and then became DAAG at HQ Lowlands. From 1979-82 he served as GSO1 (local Lt Col) with the BMM Saudi Arabia. His final appointment was as Camp Commandant HQ Scotland, before he retired in 1990 to take up a RO’s appointment at Craigiehall. He is survived by his wife Claire and their family.
Regards
Angus Fairrie


Funeral details are:
Abbey Church,
High Street,
North Berwick
On Friday 3rd March at 1145hrs. Family flowers only. Donations to, The Edington Hospital, 54 St Baldred’s Road, N Berwick EH39 4PU

 

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RAB DENHOLME

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Dear All,

I have just been informed by daughter Carol that Rab passed away this afternoon 23/01/2017. A fine Queen's Own Highlander and as custodian of the "Cabarfeidh Hotel", Rab will be very much missed by many.

Funeral: 1200 Tuesday 31st January,
The Moorings Hotel,
Seanivan,
Banavie,
Fort William, PH33 7LY

No flowers, donation to Help for Heroes.

UPDATE on RAB DENHOLME  FUNERAL

I met with daughter Carol this morning and she requested our participation in Rab's farewell as follows:

Bearer party into the The Moorings Hotel, Seanivan, Banavie, Fort William OH33 7LY.
Bearer Party out after the service.
Remainder to line route for the bearer party in and out.
Piper to play on the way out.

The family will provide the Bearer Party at Glen Nevis Cemetery, PH33 6ST.
Piper to play at the Graveside.

All those who can assist are requested to be in the Hotel Car Park by 1130 at the latest. I will be there by 1115.

Glengarries and tartan where possible.

Grateful you confirm your assistance/attendance direct to me.


RIP CFGB
Yours aye,

Bob

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Major ARF MacLeod , Seaforth Highlanders.
Died : 13 December 2016.  Aged 95.

 

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It is with deep sadness that I wish to report the sudden death of my brother Lloyd Burt in the early hours of Sunday morning the 15th January at his home in Kyle of Lochalsh

Lloyd was brought up in Wick, Caithness and joined the Regiment in 1965 as a trumpet player with the Military Band. He served in Berlin, Osnabruck Sharjah and Edinburgh.

Lloyd and I served together and to distinguish us he was known by his last 2 numbers as Burt 75 and I as Burt 57.

Lloyd was well-liked by all who knew him and his family will miss him very much.

Lloyd's funeral will take place on Friday morning at 10.30Hr on the 20th January 2017. The cortege will leave from The Church of Scotland in Kyle of Lochalsh.

All are welcome to pay their last respects.
Regards
Roger Burt
To read Lloyd's Obituary click on one of the links below.
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Lt Col David J S Murray

It is with regret that I have to announce the death of Lt Col David Murray who died peacefully at 1100 am on Sunday 8 January, in Petersfield.
David was listening to pipe music from the Edinburgh Tattoo as he slipped away. When he heard it he smiled and his eyes lit up - a lovely way to go.

funeral of Lt Col D Murray is taking place on 26th January 2017 in Guilford Crematorium at 0945 hrs. It is a private service but his daughter has intimated that old friends are welcome to attend.
To read Lt Col DJS Murray Obituary click on one of the links below

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KENNY URQUHART
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Kenny Urquhart sadly passed away today (9th January 2017)

Kenny came from Prestonfield in Edinburgh and joined the Seaforth Highlanders in the 1950’s.  After amalgamation, he was posted to A Company as a Lance Corporal, but was soon promoted to full Corporal.  Even at his young rank and age Kenny was good enough to captain the Battalion football team, leading them to league and cup wins in the Battalion’s very first season in the Singapore league. 

Kenny is therefore best remembered as one of our Battalion’s best ever footballers.  Indeed, as well as playing many games over the years for the Battalion, Kenny was a regular Army player, as well as turning out for Nairn County.

Kenny was demobbed in 1971 from the Depot, Glencorse, where he was posted as a Training Sergeant.  He soon settled down with his family into accommodation in Edinburgh’s High Street, before moving to Tranent.  He worked at various jobs before retirement

Kenny will be sadly missed
RIP
George Givens
Edinburgh Branch

The family have informed me that Kenny has left his body to Edinburgh University and therefore there will be no funeral.
There will however, be a private celebration of Kenny's life to which the family will be inviting his friends to.

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Fredie Maher

Dear All,
I received a letter on Saturday 7 January from Mrs Anthea Maher informing me of the passing of her husband Fred on the 30 Dec 2016,
Regards
George Fraser

Sadly my Father Fred Maher passed away on 30th November after a battle with Alzheimer's.
He served 27 years with the Queens Own Highlanders, and reached the rank of RSM.
His last posting was at the Army Careers Office in Manchester.

The funeral is on Tuesday 17th January at St Joseph's Church, Hope Road, Sale, Cheshire at 12 noon.

Chris Maher

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Howard William Messina
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Howard William Messina

 My dad passed away on the 30th of December 2016 at the age of 88 years
he was married to Louie Messina (deceased) and leaves a son David and daughter Elaine.
He
Lived in Nairn late 1970s till 1990s

David Messina


 

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Leo (Scouse) Riley

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It came as a big shock to me today when I received a letter through the post from Julie Davies (nee Riley) that her Dad Leo Riley had passed away with Heart failure on Christmas day.
Leo was found at his house in his bed when they went to pick him up to take him for Christmas Lunch.
Julie said “it was very unexpected and we are deeply shocked and saddened”

I was a good friend of Leo (Scouse) Riley when I joined B coy in Osnabruck in 1965 we were both in the boxing team together under Dykes Duffus I also went to visit Leo when he lived at 43 South Avenue, Prestcot with his dog Kiser. We managed to sink a bottle of Bacardi together this was around the year 2000 when I was working down in Haywood Manchester.

Funeral Details.
10.30am on the 13th Jan 2017
At St Helens Crematorium,

at 10.30pm on the 13th Jan 2017

R. I. P. Leo
Seoras (Tosh) McIntosh

You can contact Leo's Doughter Julie
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RODDY FINDLAY

Suddenly at home, on 9th November, 2016, Roderick Forsyth Findlay, 5 Glendruidh Road, Inverness, aged 66 years.
Former Queen's Own Highlander. Dearly loved son of Charles and Helen, loving brother of Charles, Rosemary, Tommy, Christopher and Carol, a dear brother-in-law and uncle.
Funeral Service Private.

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ALAN KIRKWOOD

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Alan Kirkwood sadly passed away on the morning of the 17th November 2016 from complications arising from cancer of the lungs. He was sixty four years old.

Alan followed many Scousers from the Liverpool Scottish Cadets to go on to join the Queen's Own Highlanders. His first training unit in 1968 was the Junior Infantrymen's Battalion at Shorncliffe, where 24143061 J/Pte Kirkwood was reported to excel at .22 target rifle shooting - a skill he would later use as a valued member of the Battalion’s Bisley and NISHAN Teams.

He passed out of Juniors and joined the 1st Battalion in Edinburgh as they were returning from Sharjah. He was posted to Delta Company and eventually went on to the Recce Platoon.

He served in Northern Ireland three times - on the Battalion's very first tour in the Province, then on Op Motorman, and finally in West Belfast.

He was demobbed in 1974 and returned to the Shorncliffe area, where he found work on the new Channel Tunnel and the cross channel ferries. After many years working in civil engineering he returned to Scotland and settled in Aberdeenshire.

He is survived by his wife, Mandy, and three daughters

Alan was one of my Jocks when I was a section commander in Delta Company and I have very fond memories of him - a friendly wee man with a big personality.
Funeral details,

2.30 pm, Tuesday 29th November 2016 at the small chapel, Aberdeen Crematorium, Hazlehead, Aberdeen, AB15 8PT
RIP, Alan
CFGB
George Givens

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2829595 John Jackman (23/04/1928 - 28/10/ 2016) R.I.P
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I am writing to inform you that my dear father, John Jackman (Regimental Assoc. Membership No: 3390) passed away peacefully last week in Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent, after a short illness.

The funeral will take place next Monday, on Nov. 21st, at 3.00pm, at The Garden of England Crematorium, Sheppey Way, Bobbing, Kent ME9 8GZ.

Refreshments will follow, at the Hampstead House Hotel, Bapchild, Kent ME9 9PP and anyone who wishes to attend will be most welcome.

Any Flowers or donations, in John's memory, to the British Heart Foundation, may be made through R.High & Sons, Funeral Directors, 1 Bayford Rd, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3AD. Tel: 01795 472958

Although, due to failing health, my father was unable to attend the more recent annual Regimental dinners and events, those he had attended in past years, brought him much joy. He always kept his Regiment, The Seaforth Highlanders, very close to his heart and carried his association with it, from a mere boy of 14 years old till the grand old age of 88, with tremendous pride.

Yours Sincerely,
Yvonne Ayoub (Mrs)

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Cpl Mick McGowan

Tam Balloch has just informed the Edinburgh Branch that Mick McGowan sadly passed away in his sleep on the 25th October 2016.

Mick came to the Queen’s Own Highlanders after the Cameronians were disbanded and went on to serve with the Regiment as a drummer in the Pipe Band in Berlin, Edinburgh, Sharjah, and Osnabruck.
He ended his service as a Corporal Leading tipper in the Pipe Band

A funeral service for Mick will take place at St Margaret’s RC Church, Clark Street, Loanhead at 2.00 pm on Thursday 3rd November 2016, followed by interment at Warriston Crematorium in Edinburgh at 4.00 pm

 

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MAJ (RET’D) BOB AITKEN, TD

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Bob Aitken’s family have informed the Branch that Bob sadly passed away last week-end (15/16th October 2016) at the age of 80
Bob was a son of the regiment.  His father was a lon- serving Major, Quartermaster with the Seaforth Highlanders, and Bob unsurprisingly went on to enlist in the Seaforths in 1954.  He was demobbed in 1958 and went on to join the Territorial Army – firstly with the Camerons, where he was commissioned, and subsequently with and Argyll’s, the Gordon Highlanders, the London Scottish, and latterly as a Staff Officer at Headquarters Scotland, where he retired from the Reserve in 1982.

Bob worked in the insurance and banking industries, but nevertheless found both the time to be a TA soldier, as well as a member of the Scotland and GB Target Rifle Teams, captaining the GB Team in New Zealand in 2003.  After retirement Bob went on to work as General Secretary for the Scottish Sports Association for 5 years.

Bob was a well-liked and regular attender at the Edinburgh Branch of the Regimental Association.  He will be sadly missed.

RIP, Bob

Funeral Details have been confirmed as follows:
Warriston Crematorium, Lorimer Chapel,
Saturday 29th October 2016 at 11.00 am
Family flowers only.  Collection for Poppy Scotland
The family would like to assess numbers so please either let myself or Danny Carruthers know if you are definitely attending.

Thanks,
George Givens

 

 

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BOBBY HUGHES

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Sad news but Bobby Hughes died this morning in the I C U at Whiston Hospital (0605 Hrs) After discussion Colin has given his permission for me to give out his mobile number. This is the way he wants it and would prefer text as it can be expected that voice calls can be very long and drawn out (07724 872598).  Such a sad occasion losing a friend I have known for more than 54 years.
R I P Bobby a wonderful, kind and caring man (A good drinker too)

Yours Aye,

Ronnie Baybut

Dear All,
Sad to say that my brother bobby died this morning. he was a Queens Own Highlander at heart even though he served with the 9 mile snipers and as a drummer with the Liverpool jocks He also played with The Q O HLDRS pipe band , attended the last two Gatherings and recently stewarded at The Highland Tattoo. I believe that he was also well kent in bars around sneckie
Colin Hughes

Bobby's funeral will take place at Springwood Crematorium, Allerton, Liverpool, on 03 10 16 at 1530hrs and afterwards you can join us for a wee dram or two at Huyton with Roby RBL.
Colin


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Mrs PI Laughton

Mrs Joanna Laughton died on 21 August 2016. She was the wife of Major Peter Laughton who served as a Regular and TA officer in The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Their son Lieutenant Hugh Laughton held a commission in the Queen’s Own Highlanders from 1980 to 1983.

Col Angus Fairrie

 

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23041515 Lance Corporal Colin Masson CUMMING. 

Colin Cumming, a native of Galcantray, Croy, Inverness-shire, joined the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in March 1955. He did basic training at Cameron Barracks, Inverness, then departed Glasgow on the troopship "Dunera" for Korea.  He was in Korea with the Camerons for approx. one year, serving with the Sigs Pln.  He flew home in July 1956 on account of the Suez Canal being closed. 

On leaving the Army Colin worked as a joiner and a buyer for a builders' merchant.  He is survived by Ann who he married in Sep 1962, and their son Colin Jr. 

Colin retired in Culduthel, Inverness, sadly he died in Raigmore Hospital on 16 Jul 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.     

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William (Wavell) Gunn

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of William (Wavell) Gunn, a long time member of the Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association (Ross-shire Branch).

Wavell, who passed away on August 15th 2016, was a member of 11th (TA) Battalion Seaforth Highlanders and for some time it is understood that he was on the MOD Staff at Cameron Barracks.

Funeral service will take place at 10.30hrs on Tuesday 23rd August 2016 to which an invitation to all friends has been extended by the family.
Bob Shanks

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Major RCH Collier MC

Major Robin Collier died in New Zealand on 7th August 2016, aged 93. The son of Major General AL Collier CBE, MC, he was born in 1923 and commissioned in The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in 1942. Having joined the 2nd Camerons in Italy in 1943, he was wounded as a platoon commander at the battle of Monte Cassino. He was awarded the MC for gallantry at Grillo in 1944, and served with the 2nd Camerons in Italy, Greece and Austria until 1946. He then became ADC to the GOC-in-C Scottish Command, General Sir Philip Christison. After serving as Adjutant 4/5 Camerons TA 1949-51, he served with the 1st Camerons in Egypt, Austria, Luneberg, and Korea, where he was as OC Guard Company in Inchon. Having served as Adjutant of the Liverpool Scottish TA 1956-58, and then in Nigeria, he returned to the 1st Camerons as OC HQ Company in Dover and Edinburgh, being posted to the Queen’s Own Highlanders in 1961. After serving with 1 QO HLDRS in Singapore, he returned to the UK in 1962 and became PSO Highlands until he retired in 1966. In 1957 he married Gillian Fitzgerald, from New Zealand, who survives him. After retiring they ran a successful fruit farm near Nelson, New Zealand.
Angus Fairrie

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GEORGE MacALISTER

It with great sadness that I have to report that George MacAlister passed away on Friday 5th August 2016 at a local care home near Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh.

George, better known as “The Bone”, because of his very thin frame, was born in Dundee and joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders at the end of the Second World War. He subsequently became a Queen’s Own Highlander on amalgamation with the Seaforth Highlanders, at which point he became Company Sergeant Major of B Company, successfully steering them through the early years of amalgamation - from Singapore through to the Battalions first of days in Osnabruck.

After his many years of regular service, George went on to become a Long Service List recruiter in the Army Careers and Information Office in Rutland Square, Edinburgh, from where he signed up many members of the regiment.

George eventually settled in Penicuik and along with Brigadier DR MacLennan and Ritchie Turner, became one of the founding members of the Edinburgh Branch of the Regimental Association, spending many years as Branch Treasurer.

George was a much-respected and well-liked man, a staunch Cameron Highlander, and proud Queen’s Own Highlander. He will be sadly missed

RIP, George. CFGB
George Givens
Edinburgh Branch

Funeral arrangements:-
11am Tuesday 16th August St Mungo's Church Penicuik.
Then on to Penicuik Cemetry. 11.45 am

Tribute to George MacAlister by George Givens

GEORGE "THE BONE" MacALISTER

George MacAlister was interred today close to his family home in Penicuik. 

Willy Irving took the service, Andy Venters played March of the Cameron Men and Lochaber No More, And Tommy Graham sounded Last Post.  George was surrounded by his family, friends, and members of the Regimental Association as he was laid to rest.  He was 92 when he passed away.

The attached photograph shows George in his younger days with the TOS, of course, at the correct seventy ninth angle!

RIP George, CFGB

George Givens

Edinburgh Branch

 

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23491414 CPL Derek Millard

My uncle sadly died yesterday 24/07/2016, he served from 1955 to 1978 and was 78 years old when he passed away.
His name was 23491414 CPL Derek Millard.

Derek served in both Seaforth Highlanders and the Queen’s Own Highlanders

Funeral Arrangements:-
Derek will be buried on Monday the 1st of August, at 1100 in Preston Cemetery Walton Ave, North Shields NE29 9NJ.

He is survived by his wife Judith and his children Adrian, Bonnie and Tammy and grandchildren Chelsea, Connor, Lewis and Conrad.

Judith Millard
11 Bradford Avenue,
Battle Hill,
Tyne and Wear
NE28 9DF


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24008116 Rodger Whitelock

My Dad,Rodger joined the Queen’s Own Highlanders on the 13th April 1963
and served until the late 70s.

Rodger grew up in Dunfermline, Scotland before joining the Queens Own Highlanders.

He retired to Torrevieja in the Alicante province of Spain in 2012, with his wife Mary.

Rodger's passing was unexpected, after a very short illness and passed away in the early hours of 1st July 2016 - aged 69.

Rodger is survived by his dearly beloved wife Mary, his children Stephen and Paula, his grandchildren Ethan and Hannah and his brother Walter, and sisters Susan and Sandra and step sons Tony and Alan plus many extended family and friends.

Funeral details - Rodger's funeral will take place on Thursday 7th July in Spain.

He will be sorely missed by all.

Kind regards

Paula Whitelock

 

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Michael Milne

Suddenly at his home on Tuesday June 14th 2016 Michael (Mike) in his 69th Year ,formally of The Queen’s Own Highlanders Beloved partner of the late Margaret Taylor much loved brother of Colin, Veronica and Wilma and a dear brother-in-law and uncle.

Funeral is at 1.30pm on Wed 29th June at Cattos, Linkwood Rd Elgin,then to Elgin cemetery

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JIM PARIS BEM

It is with a heavy heart that I have been asked by Ellen to inform you that Jimmy passed away at 1530 today Friday 27th May 2016. He has been seriously ill for some time however true to the way Jim always conducted himself he kept quiet. Messages of condolence can be sent to Ellen at 98 Smithton Park, Smithon, Inverness, IV2 7PF.
Funeral
will take place at Inverness Crematorium at 1100 Friday 3rd June 2016 and thereafter at the Smithton Motel.


CFGB.
Yours Aye,
Bob

 

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Mr.Kenneth George Pirie

It is with very deep sorrow that we have to announce the sudden death of Mr.Kenneth George Pirie of 17 Fifehill Park Dyce Aberdeen.on Friday 20th.May 2016. Ken was a Regimental Signaller with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders in Korea and Aden.Ken was the organiser and ran the annual Korean -Aden Dinner in Aberdeen and he was a member of the Committee of the Cameron Highlanders Association.

Funeral will be held in Dyce Parish Church, Dyce on Wednesday 1st.June 2016 at 1100hrs followed by interment in Dyce Burial Ground.

The sincere sympathy of all members of the Cameron Highlanders Association is extended to Ken's Family.

 Hamish Sutherland Chairman.

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Jackie "Jackie" Hogg

23677233 Lance Corporal Jackie Hogg joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in 1958 at the tender age of 18, and on amalgamation with the Seaforth Highlanders in 1961 went on to join the Queen’s Own Highlanders. He served in Singapore, Brunei, Borneo, BAOR and the UK and was with A Company of the Queen’s Own Highlanders during the famous Anduki landing in Brunei, when the Battalion were deployed to help quell the Communist Revolt. He subsequently went on to serve with the Recce Platoon and finished his service in 1977 as a member of the Quartermaster’s Department. He held the GSM Brunei, the GSM Borneo, GSM Clasp Northern Ireland, the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, and the Pinjat Malaya Medal.

 When he was demobbed to civvy street in 1977 he worked for various security companies and the Post Office and lived for many years in veterans accommodation in Whyteford House in Edinburgh. After a very short illness Jackie was admitted to hospital and died suddenly on Thursday 19th May 2016

 Jackie was a quiet man who was very proud of his ties to the Cameron’s and Queen’s Own Highlanders and could always be relied on to turn out very smartly dressed- always in his Cameron tartan trews. Although he did not drink, he was a regular attender at all the Edinburgh Branch functions. He was a lovely wee man who will be sadly missed by all of his comrades

 RIP Jackie
George Givens
Edinburgh Branch

Funeral will now take place at Seafield Crematorium, Edinburgh at 12.00 noon on 21st June 2016

 

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Donald Edward Woollerton

Donald Edward Woollerton (Ted) was born in Manchester England on the 7th January 1934.
He served in The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in Korea,and was also based at Cameron Barracks Inverness. He was a drummer in the Pipe Band and also served as a RP
He left the army as a L/Cpl.

Donald died on 22nd September 2011 at Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.

We would like to see our Dads obituary put up on the Cabarfeidh website

Regards
James, Gary, Lee,Steven & Jacqueline  

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JIM MOORE

 

Jim Moore originally came from Bowhill in the Kingdom of Fife and before joining the Seaforth Highlanders worked as a miner. He served from 1953 to 1958 and saw service in Aden and Gibraltar before being demobbed back to Fife to take up employment as a civil engineer helping to build the new Forth Road Bridge.
Jim was a staunch and proud Seaforth Highlander, and when he was fit enough to do so, attended various functions at the Edinburgh Branch of the Regimental Association.

Jim died from complications arising from a diagnosis of cancer. He was 85 years old when he passed away and will be sadly missed at the Branch. He is survived by his daughters, Jan and Fiona.

Jim’s funeral will take place at Kirkcaldy Crematorium on Monday 16th May 2016 at 9.30 am

RIP Jim, CFGB

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James John MacLean

It is with much sadness that I inform you of the death yesterday (4 May 2016) in Wick, Caithness of Sgt James John Moose MacLean who for 27 years was a QOHldrs.

Funeral arrangements are being made and the earliest it could take place is Monday May 9th in Wick.

Contact number for Mrs MacLean is 01955 604860.

The funeral service for John will take place on Tuesday 10th May at 1.45 from his home at 44 Seaforth Avenue Wick. We will be looking for a bearer party on the day and would be grateful if those who will be attending can let me no. We will also be lining the route at the cemetery. The funeral procession will walk from the house to the cemetery approx 500m and members of the regiment will march behind the hearse. Glengarries required if possible.

Further info on parking etc will be given later

Robbie Mackintosh

Branch Members – Grateful for your support for this.  We are also looking for a Piper?   Names to Robbie Mackintosh Mob: 07749334283  or Bob Towns Mob: 07511114196 if you will be attending and can help us say farewell to Moose in style.

Thank you.

Yours aye,

Bob


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Brigadier Nick Ridley

Mathew Hopkinson
I have just received this email announcing Brigadier Nick Ridley's death - RIP and CFGB Nick

It is with great sadness that I am emailing to let you know that our Father died peacefully in his sleep last night 20/04/2016 at the Margaret Kerr Unit. Rosemary, Charlie and I were with him during this time where he continued to show much resilience and fortitude as ever. However, the cancer finally got the better of him despite his valiant efforts. The funeral will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 20 High Cross Avenue, Melrose, TD6 9SU.
1200 hrs, Wednesday 4th May

With love
Susie, Charlie and Rosemary

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Maurice Petrie

I regret to inform you of the death of Maurice Petrie (aged 98 years) in Peterborough on Wednesday March 30th.

Maurice Petrie’s Funeral will take place on Thursday 21st April at Peterborough Crematorium, Marholm Road at 10.30 am.

Maurice Petrie served throughout WW2 (1940-45)with The Cameron Highlanders having undertaken his basic training at

Cameron Barracks in 1940.

Kind regards
Maurice Gibson

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Ian Millar (Dusty)

It is with great regret I have to announce the death of my brother Ian Millar(Dusty) ex Q O Hldrs,ex ACC and ex 2/52 highland T a , Ian passed away after a long illness yesterday 3/4/2016.
Funeral Service at the High Church Elgin on Monday April 11th, at 11am thereafter to Elgin cemetary.
All friends respectfully invited.

Robert Millar (Dusty)

Elgin High Church. North Guildry Street. Elgin. Moray.  IV30 1JR
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Billy (Woofels) Moir

My father in law passed away suddenly yesterday 28/03/2016 Cpl Billy (woofels) Moir.
Billy lived in Nairn after leaveing the army.He served in the Seaforth Highlanders and The Queen’s Own Highlanders from 1958 through to 1978.

Funeral will be on Thursday 7th of April at 1100 in the
The chapel of rest
Nairn
IV12 5RY

Then to the burial side in Nairn cemetery.
Then to the Royal British legion
Cawdor road
IV12 4QD
For refreshments,  
One of Billy's  wishes was that Glengarrys and regimental ties are to be worn if you have them. He would prefer no black ties at all. 

Stephen Gillies
Son in Law

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Neil Forteath

Dear All.

It is with sadness that I inform you of the death on 27th March 2016 of Neil Forteath, son of Lt Col G.M Forteath DSO and BAR, Seaforth Highlanders and brother of Joanna McGregor (Mill of Cantray, Cawdor, and Inverness-shire, IV12 5XT).

Letter of condolence can be sent to; R.G.Forteath, St Andrew’s Duns Road, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4QW.

Neil and Rory Haugh were they Ensign’s receiving the 1st Stand of Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth & Camerons) colours on 21st May 1964.

Kind regards
Maurice Gibson

 

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Mrs Nellie Sherry

It is with very deep sorrow that we have to announce the death on Sunday 13th. March 2016 of Mrs Nellie Sherry the  wife of Mr James Sherry,51 Montgomery Street Kinross KY13 7EB. who served with the Cameron Highlanders 1958/1960.

The funeral Mass will be  celebrated in St.James,High Street ,Kinross on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 at 10am  followed by interment in North Burial Ground Broom Road Kinross.

The Chairman and all members of the Cameron Highlanders Association send our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Jimmy and all his family at this sad time .

Hamish Sutherland 

 

 

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ALEX DURRAND

George Bremner has asked me to post the following:
Alex Durrand has sadly passed away due to complications from throat cancer.  Alex joined B Company in Osnabruck and then went to the MT in Berlin.  He was demobbed shortly after the Sharjah tour and settled in Wick.

There will be a service for Alex in the Clair-Harper Restrooms and thereafter at Wick Cemetery on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 (his sister thinks the service will be at 2.00 pm, but for those in the area - please keep an eye on the John O'Groats Journal for confirmation)

RIP Alex
CFGB
George Givens



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Vernon Nicol

It is with much regret and sadness that I inform you that Vernon Nicol died yesterday 02/03/2016 after a brave fight against cancer.
Further information will be released when details become available.

Kind regards, CFGB
Maurice Gibson

From Admin: We were aware of Vernon's sad passing but the family asked that we didn't publish anything until after the funeral. Obviously that can't apply as the word is now out. The funeral will be a private family affair but there will be a memorial service at a later date for us to come together and remember him.

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Eckie Murray

Eckie Murray, who had reached the venerable age of 99, sadly passed away on Thursday 18th February 2016.

Eckie was born in Fload Bonar Sutherland in 1916. Along with his 2 brothers, he joined the 4 th Seaforths in 1939 and was taken prisoner at St Valery.

He was married to his life partner Mary Macleod until she passed away in 1994. They had two sons, 9 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.

During his working life Eckie gained a great deal of experience working in a wide range of activities. Latterly he ran a number of businesses in Invergordon ranging from cafes to taxis.

He was a loyal supporter of the Ross-shire Branch and attended the annual dinners until ill health made his attendance impossible.

Eckie's funeral will take place at 12.00 noon, on Friday 26th February 2016, in the Invergordon Parish Church.
All are welcome.

Bob Shanks

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WALLY TYRER

Jimmy “Scouse” Ryan has informed me today (21/02/2016) that his brother-in-law, Wally Tyrer has sadly passed away.

24060458 Pte Wally Tyrer was a TA soldier in the Liverpool Scottish before deciding to sign as on as a regular soldier. He passed out on the 4th March 1967 from the Highland Brigade Depot, Bridge of Don Barracks, Aberdeen as a member of Tripoli Squad. He then went on to join the 1st Battalion Queen’s Own Highlanders in Berlin.

Over the years Wally spent time in Rifle Platoons, as the Battalion Photographer, and as a driver in the MT Platoon. Many of the families will remember Wally, and his wife Maureen, running a very successful Scout Troop for the Battalion’s youngsters whilst in Osnabruck. When he left the army he settled in Poole with his young family and started work for an advertising company helping to build displays, however after a serious injury to his knee spent he most of his later years being unable to work. He did however continue as a staunch member of the local Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (The Buffs) in Poole, raising money for various charities over the years

Wally was one of the Battalion’s real characters and freely admitted his Lance Corporals tape should have been on Velcro!

RIP Wally

Wally will be cremated 09.30 am on Monday 7th March 2016 at:

Poole Crematorium
Gravel Hill
Broadstone
Poole
BH17 9 BQ

Followed by tea and sandwiches at:
Hamworthy Liberal Club
243 Blandford Road
Poole
BH15 4AZ

CFGB

George Givens

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Jimmy{bugs} Binnie

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Jimmy{bugs} Binnie who died aged 75 on 7th Feb,2016 at Raigmore Hospital.
Jimmy served in the Queen’s Own Cameron highlanders and also in the Queen’s Own Highlanders signal pltn in the early 1960.
Devoted husband of Dolina and much loved dad to Alexander.
All family and friends are invited to the funeral service on Friday 19th Feb 2016 a10am in Inverness Crematorium.
Donations, if desired for Help for Heroes
Regards,
Archie Mackinnon

 

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Grant passed away peacefully at his home with his family 1939 - 2016.
Funeral is on Friday the 12th Feb at 2pm.
Catto Funeral Home,
Linkwood Road,Elgin
Family flowers only
Seoras McIntosh

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Alexander (Inky) Mackenzie

It is will great sadness that the Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association (Ross-shire Branch) have to confirm the passing of their Hon. President Mr Alexander (Inky) Mackenzie on Sunday 31st January 2016.

Alex, who was 96 years young, was a Territorial soldier with the 1/4th Seaforths prior to World War 2.

He was mobilized at the start of the war and went to France with the Battalion being wounded prior to the surrender at St Valary, therefore escaping the long years in captivity.

After recuperating he held a number of clerical posts including one at the Cammando Training Centre at Inverary.

A very loyal Seaforth, Alex served on the Ross-shire Committee for many years providing many wise and well thought contributions to the various discussions.

The funeral details are as follows:
Date - Friday 5th February 2016 at 11.45
Location - Inshes Church, Inshes. This is a fairly new Church which is opposite Mataland.
The interment will then be at Kilvean Cemetery and thereafter to the Craigmonie Hotel.
Regards,

Bob Shanks

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24469454 COLOUR SERGEANT COLIN GEORGE GRAHAM MBE

Colour Sergeant Colin George Graham MBE died, surrounded by his family, in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on the evening of Sunday 24 January 2016.  His death was as a result of a long illness.  He is survived by his wife Marie and daughter Allana.

I am sending this email out to a wide range of Senior Officers and 7 SCOTS supporters who might wish attend Colour Sergeant Graham’s funeral.  Colour Sergeant Graham MBE will be buried with full military honours.

The funeral details are as follows:

Date:  Tuesday 2 February 2016.

Service: 1230hrs in St Columba’s Church, Stirling FK8 2NA.

Internment:  Approx 1400hrs at St Thomas’ Cemetery, Douglas Terrace, Cambusbarron, Stirling. 

Wake:  1500hrs in the King Robert Hotel, Bannockburn, FK7 0LJ.

Dress:  No2 A Ceremonial, with medals, but no swords. 

Changing facilities will be available for military personnel at 7 SCOTS ARC, Forthside Road, Stirling, FK7 7RR, between 0930 & 1130hrs.  Please liaise with Adjutant 7 SCOTS if you want access to the ARC.

Please use the following address to send letters of condolence:

Mrs C G Graham

c/o Captain A McKenzie SCOTS

Permanent Staff Administrative Officer

D Company

7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Army Reserve Centre

Forthside Road

Stirling FK7 7RR

Colour Sergeant Graham MBE joined the Army as a Junior Leader in 1977 and served a full career as an Argyll and Sutherland Highlander.  He finished his Regular service as CSM HQ Company 1 A&SH.  Colour Sergeant Graham joined 51st Highland Regiment, later 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, as the Non-Regular Permanent Staff CQMS in Delta Company in 2003.  He died while still in Service.

Please approach my Adjutant, Captain Tommy Blair, for any more information.  The formal administrative instruction for the funeral will be issued shortly.  The Graham family and 7 SCOTS are very grateful for all of the support that we have from across the Regiment and wider Army in Scotland family.  The thoughts of the Battalion remain with Colour Sergeant Graham’s family at this difficult time.

Yours Aye,

Piers
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BILL GILMOUR

It is my very sad duty to inform you that my brother in law and dear friend Bill Gilmour passed away earlier today 23rd of Jan 2016. Bill was a proud Cameron Hldr and Q O Hldr, and he was a section commander with D coy in Singapore.
Funeral Details:-
Service at 15.00hrs on Thursday the 4th February 2016 at Livingston Crematorium.
Regimental ties and glengarry's would be much appreciated by Bills Family.
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BILL GILMOUR

 

Bill Gilmour was a miner in West Lothian before joining the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. On amalgamation he joined D Company of the Queen’s Own Highlanders as section commander.

After serving in Singapore, and before the Battalion went to Osnabruck, he was demobbed in the rank of Corporal. He eventually settled in Livingston and worked as a supervisor for a local pharmaceutical firm. Whilst in Livingston he became involved with the Army Cadet Force as an Adult Instructor and eventually retired after many years with the ACF in the rank of Major.

Bill passed away on the 23rd January 2016 after a long illness.
RIP Bill
George Givens
Edinburgh Branch

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JAMES “DOUGAL” LOGUE

24203775 James “Dougal” Logue passed out from Malaya Platoon on the 2nd October 1970, where he picked up the nickname of Dougal – indeed many people thought that was his real name!

 He subsequently joined B Company in Osnabruck and then went on to the Signals Platoon. Dougal came from Dunbarton and really should have joined the Argyll’s, but was assigned instead to the Queen’s Own Highlanders at a time when the Battalion was re-roling to become a Mechanised unit and had to increase its numbers accordingly.

 After leaving the army, Dougal unfortunately lost his sight, however this did not stop him getting about and regularly attending Edinburgh Branch functions with his partner, Trish (courtesy of transport kindly provided by Stevie and Frances Byers)

 Dougal passed away in the Vale of Leven Hospital in the early hours of Saturday 9th January 2016 arising from complications of a diagnosis of cancer.

Dougal was one of the Battalion’s real characters and many people will remember him with very fond memories.

 Funeral details

Service at 10.00 am on Saturday 16th January 2016:

St Michaels RC Church, 7 Cardross Road, DUNBARTON G82 4JE
then at: Dunbarton Cemetery, Stirling Road, DUNBARTON G82 3ES

 

Glengarry's and Regimental Ties please

 

Cards of condolence to either his partner:
Trish Whyte
20 A high Street
Tillicoultry
FK13 6AE
or sister:
Mary Teresa Ridge
2 Quarry Knowe
Dunbarton
G82 5AE

RIP
CFGB
George Givens
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MAJOR GENERAL JOHN HOPKINSON CB

It is with the deepest sadness that I inform you of the death of Major General John Hopkinson CB earlier today after an operation.

General John was a Seaforth and Queen’s Own Highlanders and delighted in being Colonel of The Regiment (QOHldrs) from 1983 to 1993 and also President of The Seaforth Association.
He will be sorely missed.

I am informed that the funeral (probably in Hereford) is likely to take place at the end of next week but more will follow in the coming days.

Card of condolence can be sent to;

Mrs Sarah Hopkinson
Bigsweir Cottage
St Briavels
Gloucester
GL15 6RR

Or (who is dealing with arrangements)
Colonel (Retd) JMR Hopkinson OBE
Keepers Cottage
Winforton Common
Winforton
Hereford
HR3 6EB

Yours sincerely
Maurice Gibson

Colonel James Hopkinson has informed me of the following arrangements for his father’s funeral;

We are looking at a funeral requiem mass for my father on Thursday 21st January starting at 2pm at Belmont Abbey, Hereford.
(Belmont Abbey is on the SW side of Hereford in the Belmont District. It is on Ruckhall Lane just off the A465 (Hereford to Abergavenny Road)
The notice should be out in the next few days.
Those that wish to come are more than welcome’.
Thanks.

James
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Mob: +44 (0) 7584 702 401
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Alex Thompson

 

It is with great regret that I have to announce the death of my brother Alex Thompson ex csm in the battalion, who suddenly passed away last night 03/01/2016
For those who wish to attend his funeral it will be at 1.30pm on Thursday the 7th of Jan 2016 at the High Church Stornaway.
The family has requested you to wear Reg Ties, Glengarrie's if possible.
Card of condolence can be sent to;
Dolina Thompson
19 MacDonald Road
Stornaway
HS1 2YT

Regards peem. CFGB

 


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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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JOCK DUNBAR

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,
Inverness,
Scotland,
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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 ,

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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

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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,
Peterhead,
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.

RIP CFGB
Bob Towns


 

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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.

RIP

Margaret Munro

 

 

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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

JOHNNY GREECHAN (GREECO)


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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.
CFGB

Bob Towns
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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.


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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
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Funeral Details:1200 Friday 28th August 2015.  Watson's Funeral Directors,
17 Blackfriars' Rd,
Elgin
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

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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
Elgin
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.
CFGB
Yours aye,
Bob

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COLIN PONTING

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

Culloden

Inverness

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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,
Bob

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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

CFGB

George Givens

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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

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SHEDDIE CARR

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
Culloden
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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,
Bob

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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
BORDON
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,
Bob

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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.

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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.
Regards,
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

 

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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

Regards
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,

Bob

 

 

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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.


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Ian Mackenzie

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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

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DANNY MCWILLIAMS

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.

RIP
C F G B
Bob Towns

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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
Format:
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.
CFGB RIP
Yours aye,
Bob

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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

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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:
MoDaghaid
19 Smithton Villas
Smithton
Inverness
IV2 7NR

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

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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.
He
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

WO1 (SMI)

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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

                        Inverness

                        IV2 3HX

Funeral service 1145 on Monday 2nd February 2015 at:

                        St Stephen’s Church

                        Southside Road

                        Inverness

                        IV2 4XA

All welcome.

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

Yours aye,

Bob Towns


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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

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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
Poole
Dorset
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

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RIP CFGB
Yours aye,
Bob

 

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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.
CFGB
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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Cathy McRae 28/12/2014

 

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Cathy McRae better known to us all as Cath long-time partner
of Ian (Shumf )MacKenzie Cath passed away in Raigmore hospital on Saturday the 28th December.
Cath will be sadly missed by all.
Funeral details
1.15hr on Thursday the 8th of January 2015 at the East Church Academy Street Inverness then at Kilvean Cemetery
Thereafter teas at the Lochness Hotel Premier Inn on the A82 Fort William Road
Seoras McIntosh
May she rest in peace
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Col Sir Thomas Macpherson CBE, MC**

Memorial service for Col Sir Thomas Macpherson MC,CBE,TD .Former member of Queens Own Cameron Hldrs and London Scottish regt. Will take place on Wednesday 18th February 2015 in London at 1200 hrs. details from London Scottish Regt.
contact : 020 7630 1639
Bob Aitken
Rest in peace oor Soldier Laddie
Rest in peace yer battles oe’r
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JOE SENIOR

It is with sadness that I must report that Joe Senior has passed away. Joe joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in 1958 and left the army as a Queen’s Own Highlander in 1964 and was a well-known face around the Edinburgh area.
Joe’s funeral will take place at Morton Hall Crematorium, Howden Hall Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6TX at 12.00 noon on Thursday 27th November 2014.
Joe’s friends and comrades are then invited back to the Masonic Lodge, 1 Shrub Lane Place, Leith Walk, EH7 4PA to have a bite to eat and share stories about his life. RIP Joe
George Givens
Chairman
Edinburgh Branch
Rest in peace oor Soldier Laddie
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John Hector George:-21/11/2014

It is great regret that we to inform you of the passing of John Hector George.
Hec as he was known to many passed away peacefully today 21 November 2014 at Abbeyvale Nursing Home, Elgin. Hec completed his National Service with the Seaforth Highlanders serving in Buxtehude and Tel El Kebir.
He then went on to complete over 35 years service with 2/51 Highland in its various guises becoming CSM HQ Company and MTWO. he would be known to the many Queens Own Highlander and Gordon Highlander permanent staff who were posted to 2/51 Highland during their careers.
Two of his sons Gintos and Steven served in the Queens Own Highlanders.
Now fell in with the 2nd Battallion.
CFGB
Gintos George
The funeral service will take place in the Moray Crematorium, Buckie at 1430 on Wednesday 26th November. All welcome and afterwards at the Sunninghill Hotel Elgin.

Rest in peace oor Soldier Laddie
Rest in peace yer battles oe’r
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Shona Sutherland :- 14/11/2014

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of my wife Shona Sutherland. Shona sadly passed away on Friday 14th November 2014.
Funeral will be taking place on Wednesday 19th at 1pm in St. Andrews church Golspie.
All friends respectfully invited
Regards,
Ian Sutherland ex Queen's Own Highlander,

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Edward Paterson

It is great regret that I am forced to inform you of the passing of Edward Paterson. Mr Paterson was born in Coatbridge on 4th Nov 1927 and joined the 1st Seaforth Highlanders in India after a training session at Cameron. It is understood he was enlisted a year early in 1944 at the age of 16 as the war office made a mistake. His army number was 14.485.110.
Mr Paterson died peacefully at the Totara Hospice in Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand and a service will be held at Davis Funeral Home, 2 Udys Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland at 10.30 on Tuesday 30th Sep 2014.
He is survived by his son(myself) and daughter Karen Paterson.
Regards Iain Paterson
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Brian Graham :-18/09/2014

We are extremely sad to give notice of the sudden death of Brian Graham on Tuesday 16th September 2014 aged 51.
Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Carol, son Brian, daughter Naomi and brother Stevie.
Messages of condolence can be sent to:
Mrs C Graham
31 Mannering
Calderwood
East Kilbride
G74 3PA
The funeral will take place at the South Lanarkshire Crematorium on Saturday 27th September at 1145.
Sydes Brae, Blantyre,
G72 0TL
Afterwards you are invited to the Bonnie Prince Charlie,
High Common Road,
East Kilbride,
G74 2AU.
CFGB
CFGB RIP Brian, a fine man.
Yours aye,
Bob
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LCPL WILLIAM (BILL) MULLEN:-11/09/2014

Bill Mullen A Coy during the early 70’s sadly passed away on the 5th Sep 2014. Funeral arranged for 1130 Tuesday 16th September 2014 East Chapel Aberdeen Crematorium.
Yours aye,
Bob
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Lieutenant Colonel Donald John Arthur Grant

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Lieutenant Colonel Donald John Arthur Grant aged 84. (Donny Grant of Inverbrough, Tomatin, IV13 7XY).
Donny died at home on Sunday September 7th 2014.
Donny was Born on 29th Dec 1930 and attended Wellington School and then RMA Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Seaforth Highlanders on 9th February 1951. He fulfilled a number of different appoints with 1 Seaforth before becoming Adjutant of 11 Seaforth in Dingwall. He transferred to 1 QOHldrs on 7th Feb 1961 at amalgamation. He attended Staff College in 1965 before becoming a Coy Comd with 1 QOHldrs in Berlin. 1966-67. On promotion to Lieutenant Colonel he commanded the newly formed 2/51st Highland Volunteers (TA) at Elgin 1971-73. He retired in Jan 1983 after completing a tour as Chief of Staff at HQ 51st Highland Bde at Perth. He was Hon Colonel of 2/51st Highland Volunteers (TA) from Mar 198 to Mar 1993.
The Funeral arrangements for Lt Col Donny Grant are as follows;
Date - Friday September 19th 2014. Time – 1.45 pm Location – Dalarossie Church, Tomatin, Inverness-shire. (Church of Scotland) Up the glen road toward Coignafearn, (4 miles approx) near Corrievorrie on left hand side. Family flowers only. No mention of donations. In today’s Telegraph and P&J. Yours sincerely,
Maurice Gibson

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Alexander McKay

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Alexander McKay 36 Mill Road Nairn on Tuesday 19th.August 2014.
Funeral is on Saturday 23rd.August at the United Reform Church in Nairn at 1030hrs followed by internment in Nairn Cemetary.
Mr Mckay was an ex C/Sgt in the 5th.Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders and served at El Alamein.
Next of Kin is his son who lives at 2 Lodgehill West, Nairn. IV12 4SF Tel 01667 452989 .
With deepest sympathy from the Cameron Highlanders.
Major Hamish Sutherland Chairman.
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Ernest H T Finch ;Service No 694227

Ernist was a Corporal in the 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders .and was at the Battle at Anzio 1944
He was transferred to 2nd Battalion Scots Guards , 51st Div - Long range desert group He also fought in the Middle East & North Africa .
It is thought that Ernest was the last surviving veteran of The Eight Army - " The Desert Rats " , in Wakefield.
Ernest was chosen to be the sole-piper, to play, & lead the British troops into El Alamein after the defeat of Rommel's army.
Latterly, living with his daughter and family, in Wakefield.
He was very proud of his service , career & family.
Funeral details are as follows:-
Wakefield Crematorium
Standbridge Lane
Wakefield
WF4 3IA
Time: 1340hrs on Tuesday 26th August
Edward Usborne,
Association Secretary
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PETE ELDER

It is with much regret that we had to announce the death of Peter Crawford Elder 24162970 who died last week in Glasgow.
His sister is looking for anyone who knew him well to say a few words at his Funeral.
Peter's service will be held at Daldowie Crematorium,
Broom House,
Hamilton Rd,
Uddingston,
Glasgow
G71 7RU,
On Sat 23rd Aug at 10.45 hrs
Yours Aye,
John Barrett

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Ann Wimberley :- 10/07/2014

Ann Wimberley died at home on Friday 4th July 2014. Beloved wife of Neil for 60 years.
Private Cremation followed by a service of Thanksgiving at St Ann’s Episcopal Church, Coupar Angus on Tuesday 15th July at 2.30pm.
Family flowers only.
Maj (Retd)Edward Usborne
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Margaret Stewart Gow

Died peacefully at Dr Gray's Hospital Elgin on the 25th June 2014.
Margaret will be well remembered as she taught keep fit classes in Elgin well into her later life.
She was the wife of the late Capt Ian Gow who served in the 2nd Bn Cameron Highlanders in Italy 1944-45. He later became a teacher at Elgin Academy where he was head of Technical Studies. He died in 1991.
Margaret's funeral details:-
At 11.00 Hr on Monday the 7th July at W. G. Catto Funeral Directors,
Linkwood Road
Elgin
Morayshire
IV30 6RE
Family flowers only
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Major Donald W Campbell TD

It is with much regret that I have to inform you of the death of Major Donald W Campbell TD on 22nd June 2014. Donnie had served in the TA for many years, with 4/5 CAMERONS and latterly as Regimental Paymaster with 2/51 HIGHLAND. A thanksgiving service for his life will be held with a Requiem Mass on Friday, 27th June 2014 at 11.00 am in St Mary’s, Beauly, thereafter to Glenconvinth Cemetery, Kiltarlity.
Douglas Young
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Major Donald ‘Donny’ Campbell died at Inverness on 22 June 2014, aged 86. Born at Kiltarlity, he was educated at the Inverness Royal Academy and joined The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in 1945. He then held a commission in the Royal Artillery during 1947-48. In 1959 he returned to the Cameron Highlanders as Paymaster to the 4th/5th Camerons TA, and held a Territorial Commission in the RAPC. A most able accountant and administrator, he was held in high respect and affection in the battalion. After the TA was reorganised in 1967 he continued to serve with the 51st Highland Volunteers, being awarded the Territorial Decoration, and retiring eventually in 1979. He was Hon Secretary of the Cameron Highlanders Officers Dinner Club for many years.
His main career was with the National Health Service, and he was Director of Administration at Raigmore Hospital, retiring in 1992. As a young man he played shinty for Lovat, including the club’s very successful year 1953 when they won the Camanachd Cup. He remained a keen supporter of the side for the rest of his life. His first wife Kathleen died in 1993, and he is survived by their son Michael and daughter Gillian, and by his second wife Ruby. The funeral took place at Beauly on 27 June 2014.
Angus Fairrie
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Dr Walter (Watty) Yellowlees MC

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Dr Walter (Watty) Yellowlees MC on 26th May 2014, at the age of 97. The funeral service is on Wednesday 4th June 2014 at midday in the Church of Scotland, Aberfeldy.
To read more on Dr Walter (Watty) Yellowlees MC please go to one of the links below.
Yours Aye
Douglas Young.

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Duncan Mackintosh

The funeral of Duncan Mackintosh of 75 Mackay Road Inverness took place on Friday 30th.May 2014.
Duncan was originally a member of the 1st.Battalion of the Liverpool Scottish but subsequently was a Cameron Highlander of which he was very proud of. He regularly attended our annual Gathering.
The deepest sympathy of the Cameron Highlanders Association is extended to his three sons Iain ,Duncan and Hugh.
Major Hamish Sutherland
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Donald McLaren

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the sudden death of Donald McLaren of 5 Keppoch Terrace, RoyBridge Inverness-shire on Sunday 1st.June 2014. Donald served with the 1st.Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in Austria and Germany from July 1952 to July 1954.He subsequently served with the 4th./5th.Battalion of the Cameron Highlandersfor 12 years reaching the rank of Colour Sergeant.
Funeral arrangements are as follows.
FRIDAY 6TH. JUNE 2014 AT 1430HRS IN KILMONIVAIG PARISH CHURCH,SPEAN BRIDGE.
The deepest sympathy of the Cameron Highlanders Association is extended to his widow Cressia-Ann.
Major Hamish Sutherland Chairman
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Robert George Shearer

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Robert George Shearer of 3 Westerwards, Portsoy on Wednesday 28th.May 2014.
The funeral service is on Tuesday 3rd.June 2014 at 1100hrs in the Station Hotel Portsoy followed by interment in Portsoy Burial Grunds.
He served with the 1st.Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in Korea and Aden.
The deepest sympathy of the Cameron Highlanders Association is extended to his widow Norah and Family.
Major Hamish Sutherland Chairmanl
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Mrs Gladys Solway:- 09/05/2014

It is with deep regret that I must inform you that Dunc Solways wife Gladys passed away.
Gladys passed away at 7am on the 9th May at Raigmore Hospital and Duncan was by her side right to the end, Gladys had a long battle with MS and was admitted to hospital with a blood infection.
Gladys funeral service will take place at Urquhart Burial Ground on the Black Isle at midday on Friday the 16th May 2014.
Regards,
Bill Jackson

Accompanied by Bill Jackson, Peter Finlayson & Jimmy Mutch today we represented the Association at the funeral graveside service of Gladys Solway the wife of Dunc Solway.
A remarkable lady who in her lifetime fostered over 120 children. A remarkable feat.
Total respect, RIP Gladys CFGB.
Yours Aye,
Bob Towns
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JOHN McNIVEN:-08/05/2014

John McNiven joined the Queen’s Own Highlanders as a Junior Soldier and after training at the Bridge of Don went to the Scottish Infantry Depot, Glencorse and joined Le Cateau Platoon, eventually passing out on the 3rd November 1972 as 24233696 Pte McNiven. When he was posted to the 1st Battalion in Osnabruck he joined 2 Platoon, A Company and started training almost immediately for his first operational tour of Northern Ireland. He went on to serve in BAOR, the UK, Northern Ireland, and Belize, before being demobbed in 1979 and signing on as a TA soldier with C Company, 2/51 Highland Volunteers in Inverness. When he moved to live in Dundee he transferred to A (Black Watch) Company of 1/51 Highland Volunteers and went on to serve in the reserve for the next twenty years, leaving as a Colour Sergeant.
John worked in civvy street as a storeman taking many of the skills he learnt whilst in the army with him. He has a son by his first marriage and three sons to his second wife, Michelle. John died after a long battle with cancer on Thursday 8th May 2014.
George Givens
Funeral details are as follows:-
Service of Remembrance on Friday 16th May 2014 at 1.30 pm:
Dundee Congregational Church
6-8 Constitution Road
DUNDEE
DD1 1LL
Burial at:
Birkhill Cemetary
DUNDEE
DD2 4TF
Thereafter to The Black Watch Club 20 Arthurstone Terrace DUNDEE DD4 6RS
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LES CHALMERS :-08/03/2014

 It is with much regret that I have to inform you that Les Chalmers late Gordon Highlanders passed away on the 8th March 2014.
Les attended many QO HLDRS Highland Branch functions.
Thanks to Donnie McLean and Mike Gerrie.
Funeral details as follows:-
Friday 14th March.
Service at Marnoch Church Foggie at 1230hrs then 1430hrs at the Moray Crematorium.
Afterwards to the Bowling Club at Foggie.
Regards,
Bob Towns
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Johnny “The Flug” Meechan:-05/03/2014

It is with much regret and sadness that I have to announce the death of Johnny Meechan, who passed awayon the 5th March 2014 after a long battle with Lung Cancer. As a young NCO in Osnabruck I always wondered who it was who was scribbling the words “The Fly was here” on every cludgie, in every barracks and training area that I went into, as well as most of the local beer bars!. I was soon to find out. Although he never admitted to it at the time, Johnny was the culprit. Many years later I got to know Johnny better as a member of the Edinburgh Branch, and eventually as one of the Branch Committee. He was a loyal Queen’s Own Highlander and great character.
He will be sadly missed.
George Givens.
Johns funeral details are as follows:-
At 11am on Friday the 14 March at the Seafield Crematorium,
Seafield Rd,
Edinburgh
EH6 7LD
0131 554 3496
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Mrs Daphne Mackenzie:-03/03.2014

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Mrs Daphne Mackenzie from House of Rosskeen, Invergordon.
She was the wife of Colonel HAC Mackenzie and was always a dedicated supporter of the Regiment.
She died on 20th February. Funeral is at 11am Thursday 6th March, in St Anne's church, Strathpeffer.
Maurice Gibson
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Alex Irving :-22/01/2014

It is with much sadness that we have to announce the death of Alex Irving.
Alex died on Wed 22 January aged 66.He had a massive heart attack on Sunday 19th January and never recovered from it. His wife Rita, son David and daughter Anita were with him at the end. Alex served in the Military Band 1969-76. He was an excellent footballer and played regularly for the Bn team.
Funeral details is as follows,:-
Wednesday 5th February at 13.20 hours,
South West Middlesex Crematorium,
Hounslow Road,
Hanworth,
Middlesex
Service of Thanksgiving
Followed by Interment at Hounslow Cemetery, Hanworth Road.
Willie Irving.
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John Swanson :-26/12/2013

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of John Swanson. I have no more details other than John had been fighting cancer for some time.
John's funeral arrangements are as follows:-
Service in Thurso -- Saturday 4th January 1200hrs at Dunnett's Funeral Home, Ormlie Road Thurso KW14 7DP
Service in Inverness -- Monday 6th, 11.30hrs at Inverness Crematorium Kilvean Road IV3 8JN.
ALL welcome, dress - personal preference although any dress related to QOH Regimental trews Blazers etc particularly welcome .
The preference is rather than flowers or wreaths is for those inclined, donations to the Macmillan Nurses would be appropriate (they spent a lot of time with John during the latter days).
Albert Duffus
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Piper Robert McDonald Ex Seaforth Highlander :-09/12/2013

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Robbie McDonald who died on Friday the 6th of December 2013 .
Robbie who came from Thurso was a piper in the Seaforth Highlanders and served from 3rd Jan 1956 through to 28th Nov 1958.
He was posted to Gibraltar and BAOR Munster during his service.
Robbie's funeral is on Wednesday the 11th December 2013 at 2pm AT St Andrews Funeral Parlier.
Olrig St Thurso and all are welcome to attend.
Regards,
Margaret Manson
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William Maclean 83 :-09/12/2013

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of another Queen's Own Highlander William (Billy) MacLean 83
Billy Died today after a brave fight , believe me nobody could have fought harder. Billy joined the Bn in Osnabruck in 1972 and left in 1984, when he came over to Jersey and Settled into civilian life, unfortunately shortly after he was diagnosed with MS, he had to give up work. And he moved into the local Leonard Cheshire home. He was famous here for never complaining always smiling.
And for knocking over the holidaymakers with his little motorised wheelchair when they never heard him coming.
Funeral Details are as follows:-
Jersey Crematorium on the 17th Dec at 12.00 hrs. He will have a union flag draping his coffin and Glengarry on top and the pipes will be played.
His ashes will be buried at home in Scotland with his family.
Regards
Peter Wason
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Billy (Paddy) Mills:-15/11/2013

It is with much sadness that I have to announce the death of Billy (Paddy) Mills.
Paddy died quite peacefully on the 15th November 2013 with all the family mustered round in traditional Q O HLDRS fashion and are supporting each other at this time.
Paddy was a great soldier and an even greater man that we all know must have suffered with all his troubles, but always had a smile on his face when you approached him and spoke to him.
Seoras McIntosh.
What Peter Finlayson has to say about Paddy,
"It was a great privilege to serve with Paddy Mills,
For those who did not know him Paddy was an Ex Seaforth and then Re-enlisted to the Queen's Own Highlanders after a spell in his home country Irland where he served with the B Special Police.
I have great memories of Paddy in the Queen's Own Highlanders"
God bless Paddy
Peter Finlayson
Our thoughts also go out to To Maureen and Family at this time.
Paddys Funeral service will be held at WT Fraser, Culduthel Road, Inverness on Monday 25 November at 13:15hrs.
Thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery for internment.
RIP Paddy
CFGB
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William James Robson

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Bill Robson late the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders who died on the 1st Nov 2013. Bill served in the Regiment from 1952 to 1955 and retired with the rank of Sergeant.
The funeral arrangements are .Cremation in West Road Crematorium Newcastle at 1215 hrs on Monday 11th.November 2013. A memorial service will be held at 1400hrs on the same day 11th.November 2013 in the Methodist Church in Morpeth. The deepest sympathy of all members of the Cameron Highlanders Association is extended to his widow and Family.
Address of Next of Kin is Mrs. Ann Robson,2 Millside, Morpeth, Northumberland,NE 61 1PN
Major Hamish Sutherland
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Ernie McIntosh

The Nairn Branch have lost another member with the death of a weel kent Forres loon - Ernie McIntosh. Perhaps you could put this in the magazine. It is with sadness that the Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association, Nairn Branch, report the death on 14th October 2013 of Ernest (Ernie) McIntosh who was a long serving member of the Branch. After training at Fort George, Ernie served with the 1st Battalion in Gibraltar and Germany.

Our sympathy goes to his widow Alice and the family. Eric Munro
Branch Secretary
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EDDIE BLEVINS-23/10/2013

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Edward Blevins. I now have his funeral details through Facebook.
Seoras McIntosh,
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Edward Blevins funeral will be on weds the 30th October at 1:30pm. It will be held at Holytown crematorium.
Glengarries are encouraged.
A collection in aid of Help for Heroes will be taken during the service.
All are invited to the General Motors Social Club afterwards for refreshments. Kind regards
His doughter Maggie x
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24679963 Danny O'Reilly-23/10/2013

I regret to inform you of the death of Danny O'Reilly, the brother of Andy O’Reilly, who sadly passed away last Friday, 18th October 2013 of multiple organ failure at the age of 50. Danny passed out of Chindits Platoon at the Scottish Infantry Depot in September 1984 and was posted to A Company where he served in 2 Platoon in Aldergrove, Northern Ireland.
Funeral on Monday 28th October 2013 at 10.00 am
at: St Robert's Chapel
Peat Road
Pollock
GLASGOW
G53 6SA.
Any cards of sympathy can be sent to his mother and father at:
163 Househillwood Road
Priest Hill
Pollock
GLASGOW
G53 6BX
Yours Aye
Georges Givens
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 Maureen's Funeral service will be taking place at Inverness Crematorium on Friday October 18 at 14:15. Maureen's service will be an opportunity for all to come together and pay their final respects to Mo.
Following the service we shall be holding a gathering at The Beefeater, Inverness from 15:30 - 18:30, where drinks and a buffet will be available.
We hope for this to be a time when all of Mo's nearest and dearest can be together and reminisce about all the love, fun and laughter that Mo brought to all of our lives.
The family of Maureen Rattray
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2931719 Simon Victor Reid-08/10/2013

I regret to inform you of the death of Simon Victor Reid ex 4th Battalion of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders who died on 07/10/2013.
He enlisted on the 5th.May 1939 but was taken prisoner in France in June 1940 and was a POW until April 1945
He was born on 19th.April 1919 and died on 7th.October 2013
The funeral is on Thursday 10th.October 2013 in the United Reform Church, Nairn followed by internment in Nairn cemetery.
The deepest sympathy of all members of the Cameron Highlanders Association is extended to his widow Mrs.Elsa Reid, 10 Queenspark Gardens, Nairn and her family.
Major Hamish Sutherland,
Chairman Cameron Highlanders Association
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Meggie Campbell wife of Jim Campbell passed away on Thursday 3rd of October aged 67. Jim & Meggie were regular attenders at Highland Branch functions and many of the members are in possession of one of the Arran jumpers that she always knitted and donated as raffle prizes.
We extend our condolences to Jim daughter Aileen and family.
Funeral at Knockando Kirk Wednesday 9th October at 1100. Please attend and support Jim if you can. RIP CFGB.
Yours aye,
Bob Towns
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It is with much regret that I have to announce the deaths of Jimmy and Emma Walker.
Jimmy who died on the 30th of August 2013, and his beloved wife Emma who died exactly one week later on the 6th of September 2013.
Jimmy served with the Seaforth Highlanders, Queen's Own Highlanders and the Gordon Highlanders.
Whilst serving with the Queen's Own Highlanders he received the Brunei Star and A M.I.D.
He loved the army and was a good soldier, father, and grandfather.
They will have a joint funeral service on Friday the 13th September 2013 at Mortonhall Crematorium Edinburgh.
Regards,
Alex Walker.
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Captain Johnnie Maclean-17/08/2013

Johnnie Maclean died on August 22nd after a long illness.
His funeral will take place at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Elgin, at 12 Noon on Monday 2nd September.
The family contact details are:
Mrs JR( Veronica) Maclean,
Westfield House,
Spynie,
Elgin,
Moray IV30 8XL.

Johnnie Maclean was commissioned from Mons in 1971 and joined the 1st QOHldrs in Osnabruck.
He served on two operational tours in East Belfast and in Lurgan on Op Motorman. He was an instructor at Glencorse from 1974 -1976.
He was then OC of the Jungle Warfare School at Sibun during the Bn's Belize Tour. After that he was posted to NITAT (UK) as an instructor-a measure of the regard in which he was held as a thoroughly competent soldier.
He left the Army in 1978. Johnnie was a much respected and loved officer. Thereafter he was based in Moray, running his family farm.
He was a Deputy Lieutenant for Moray and a Member of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland.
He led Poppy Scotland in Moray for many years with great success and was much involved in other charity works.
Regards
Maurice Gibson
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Paul (PA) Christie.-17/08/2013

Suddenly at Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin, after a short illness. on Wednesday, 14th August, 2013, Paul (PA) aged 42 years, much loved and loving husband of Nicola, beloved dad to Dawn and Tyan, much loved son of Sheila and Tom, dear brother to Steven, Graham, Leanna and Lindsay, a dear uncle and friend to many,
Funereal service at St Columba's South Church, on Wednesday, 21st August at 11.00am, therafter to Elgin Cemetery.
All friends respectfully invited.
Family flowers only,but donations if desired, to Macmillan Nurses.
Seoras McIntosh
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24755490 Private A Meechan.-01/08/2013

It is with regret that I inform you of the death of Alastair Meechan. Queen’s Own Highlanders (1987 – 1992)
He died on July 31st 2013 aged 42 after a long illness.
He was severely injured in a Blue of Blue attack in the 1st Gulf War whilst travelling in an Armoured Vehicle and had to be medically discharged.
His wife Teresa and 12 year old daughter live at; 4a Caetyddyn, Llanrwst, Snowdonia, North Wales. (01492 643249).
His brother Steve Meechan QOHldrs (wife Helen 07557 952768) was also injured in the 1st Gulf War and he lives near Colwyn Bay. North Wales.
Alasters Funeral Service will be held on Friday 9th August at 11.00am at St Crwst's Church, Off Ancaster Square, LLanrwst, LL260LB followed by Interment and afterwards to celebrate his life at The Royal British Legion, Ancaster Square, LLanrwst.
Family flowers only please. Donations to SSAFA and Combat Stress welcome care of D G Griffiths, Golygfa'r Dyffryn Top Rd, Trefriw, Conwy, LL27 0JX, 01492 640722
Regards,
Maurice Gibson
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Scott (Scotty) Munro- 29/07/2013

Scotty Munro QO HLDRS tragically died at his home in Elgin on Sunday 21st July aged 42.
Funeral Service at 1230 Friday 2nd August 2013 in Graham J Rattray’s Funeral Home, Shore Street, Lossiemouth and thereafter at Moray Crematorium.
RIP Scotty, CFGB.
Please attend if you are available. Glengarry’s if you have them please.
Bob Towns
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Pat Kyle-08/07/2013

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Pat Kyle who died on Friday 5th July 2013
Pat's funeral will take place at 10.00 am on Monday 15th July 2013 at
Livingston Crematorium,
Cousland Wood,
Starlaw Place,
Off Starlaw Road,
Livingston
EH54 7FD
Regards,
George Givens
Chairman
Edinburgh Branch
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Mark Duffus-08/07/2013

Dear All,
The Funeral arrangements for Mark Duffus are as follows;
St Leonards Church, Forres at 1.00pm on Friday July 12th 2013.
Mark served in the QOHldrs Sep 6th 1988 to Sep 24th 1994 and with the Hldrs Sep 24th 1994 to Jan 11th 1999.
All welcome.
Regards – Cabar Feidh.
Maurice Gibson
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Cecil Muir

Regret to inform the death of Cecil Muir (AKA Jackie) 12/07/1933. Cecil was an ex Seaforth Highlander.
Funeral at 1130hrs Monday, 24th June at Dalnotter Crematorium in Clydebank.
All welcome should you wish to attend.
Regards,
George M. Monaghan
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George Scott Neill 12/06/2013

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of George Scott Neill who served both in Korea and Aden with 1st.Camerons.
Funeral is at West Lothian Crematorium on Mondy 17th.June 2013 at 1400hrs.
The condolences of the Cameron Highlanders Association is extended to his daughters Hazel and Lauran Neill.
Major Hamish Suthrland
Chairman.
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Eddie[Ted]Carruthers

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of Eddie[Ted]Carruthers,sadly Ted passed away this morning,Ted was a Cameron Highlander from 1954-1961,and was till the end, still a Cameron,he was the brother of Queen's Own Highlander Ian and Danny,and uncle to Queen's Own Highlander Scott Carruthers,Ian Sharkey and Paul Sharkey.
Funeral to take place on Friday 14th June at Earlham Crematorium,Earlham,Norwich,NR2 3RG,at 1330hrs.
Danny Carruthers
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Capt (Retired) Bill Gardiner 28/05/2013

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Bill Gardiner who died on route between his home and Aberdeen Hospital.
Bill was chairman of the Aberdeen and North East branch of the Queen's Own Highlanders Association.
Funeral details are as follows: Service Tarland church 1400 hours 31 may. All friends welcome, Family flowers only.
Donations to help the hero if you wish.
Regards,
George Fraser
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Andrew “Speedy” Munro 22/05/2013

I have just been informed that Andrew “Speedy” Munro has sadly passed away at the age of 85 at the Dunfermline Care Home that he was residing in. “Speedy” was a character and a staunch Seaforth and Queen’s Own Highlander. When fit, he could always be guaranteed to turn up proudly, and very smartly dressed in his MacKenzie tartan trews and Prince Charlie jacket and dance with as many females that he could possibly persuade onto the dance floor!
Funeral details for "Speedy" Munro are:
Service at: Grants Bank Care Home, Pilmuir Street, Dunfermline, KY12 0NH AT 2.00 pm on Wednesday 29th May 2013 followed by a burial at Dunfermline Cemetary.
All who knew Speedy will be most welcome
George Givens
Edinburgh Branch
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Alistair MacGillivray (GillY) 22/05/2013

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death Allistair (Gilly) MacGillivray who died on the 20th May 2013.
Gilly was agreat soldier and drummer, first with the Seaforth Highlanders then re-enlisting into the Queen's Own Highlanders.
Gilly was a loyal husband to his wife Meg and his children and grandchildren, he was also loyal to the Association Pipe Band for many years.
One of Gilly's pleasures in life was teaching young drummers, many drummers out there have to thank him for setting them off on their drumming career.
My own fondest memories of Gilly was when I used to meet him on the High Street of Elgin with the blue hackel proudly worn on his hat, you would get greeted with "Hello I'm the Gilly Gilly Man" and when you ended your conversation with him he would always end it with CABARFEIDH.
He will be sadly missed by anyone who had the pleasure of being friends with him or worked with him.
May he now RIP,
Seoras McIntosh
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Familys wishes:
My dad's funeral is on Tuesday 28th at 1130am - Buckie Crematorium - and dress code is whatever you want to wear but everyone so far is wearing kilts which is just brilliant he would love that - and thanks again from all the family for all your warm and heartfelt wishes xx
Diane
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DAVIE SPENCE SIGNAL PLATOON QO HLDRS 08/05/2013

With great sadness I hereby inform you that Davie Spence passed away this morning.
Funeral at St Lawrence Church Forres then to Clovenside Cemetery.
Tuesday 14th May at 1200
Family Flowers Only
Donations to the Army Benevolent Fund
His Mums address is:
Mrs M Spence
27 Mannachie Terrace
Forres
IV36 2RS
Well remembered for his days on the football pitch as the Bn’s Centre Half for a lot of years. Of special mention is his display not at centre half but as stand in goalkeeper in the 4th Round of the Army Cup at Ballykinler against the RHF on Wed 19 December 1984. Our goalkeeper Cameron 73 broke his leg after 14 minutes and Spency went in goal. We won 5 – 4 after extra time. RIP CFGB.
Yours aye,
Bob
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Willy Andrew 24/04/2013

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Willie Andrew.
Willie died on the morning of Wednesday the 24th April 2013.
Funeral details: Currie Kirk, Kirkgate, Currie EH14 6AL,at 1400 Hours Friday 3rd May 2013.
Seoras McIntosh.
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John Joyce

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of my Father "John Joyce".
He died on Sunday the 31st of March 2013.
Dad had served in the Queen's Own Highlanders from 1966 through to 1988.
Funeral is at Creighton Crematorium in Cardonald, Glasgow at 15:30 on Wednesday the 10th April.
All more than welcome.
Thank you
John Joyce
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Dave (DAVIE) Anderson

It is with much regret and sorrow to say that Dave Anderson (ex A Coy/MT) Queen's Own Highlanders passed away early Tuesday morning this was due to a heart attack on Wednesday 6th March 2013.
Funeral arrangements:- service at Livingston crematorium on Thursday 21st Mar at 2pm.
Helen and the Family would like everyone to join them after the service at East Calder Bowling club.
Regards,
John Green
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Kenny MacLean

Dear All,
It is with much regret that I have to inform you that Kenny MacLean, Q.O.C.Hldrs, Q.O.Hldrs passed on yesterday.
Funeral will take place at 12:45pm on Wednesday 13th at Brodie`s Funeral Parlour, Fairbairn Road, Livingston,then Adambrae Cemetery,
Danny Carruthers
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Jean Givens

It is with the deepest regret that we have to inform you of the passing away in the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh tonight {Tuesday} of the First Lady of the Edinburgh Branch, Jean Givens.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to George and the Family .
Danny Carruthers
Funeral details as follows,1.15 pm on Friday 15th March 2013 at Dunfermline Crematorium Masterton Road DUNFERMLINE KY11 8QR
Major George Givens,
23 Forbes Road
Rosyth
Fife
KY11 2AN
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Lady Lang wife of the late Lt Gen Sir Derek Lang KCB DSO MC DL

It is will much sadness that I inform you that Lady Lang wife of the late Lt Gen Sir Derek Lang KCB DSO MC DL (who died in Apr 2001) died at 3.30am on Sunday March 3rd 2013, in St John’s Hospital, Livingston after a fall where she broke her hip.
Charles Lang (Elder son) is now at the family home; Templelands, Kirknewton, Midlothian, EH27 8DJ.
The remainder of the family are coming back to Scotland from various parts of the world.
I do not have any details about the Funeral (Private / Open) or where it might take place but if I do I will let you know.
Maurice Gibson
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Major Frank Blincow MBE

Dear All,
It is with much regret that I e-mail you this morning to let you know that Major Frank Blincow MBE died at 5.30pm at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness aged 86 years.
He had been unwell for a few months but eventually contracted pneumonia which ultimately killed him.
His daughter (Laura) and the Very Reverend Gerald Stranraer-Mull (The Priest from his local Church – St Michaels, Inverness) were at his bedside.
The Funeral will be Private but it is hoped that Laura will agree to allow the Regiment to conduct a Memorial Service in due course at either St Michael’s or The Chapel, Fort George, which meant so much to Frank.
It is the passing of an era. Frank has spent nearly 70 years working directly / indirectly for King, Queen and Country, not to mentioned his beloved Regimental Family especially after the death of his dear Grace some 20 years ago.
For those wishing to send a letter to Laura then the address is; St Olaf’s, 29 Drummond Circus, Inverness, IV2 4QP. God Bless Him.
Maurice Gibson
Major (Retd) MRM Gibson MBE
Regimental Secretary
RHQ SCOTS – North / RHQ The Highlanders
Cameron Barracks
Inverness
IV2 3XE

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Cathy Reid

Regret to announce that Cathy Reid wife of the late Andy (Steamy)Reid passed away on Tuesday 12th February.
Funeral service is on Friday 15th at 1-45pm in St Fergus Church Wick.
Robbie Mackintosh.
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Stanley MacDonald (from Nairn)

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Piper Stanley MacDonald,
Stan died peacefully at his home on December the 25th 2012 aged 66 years..
Beloved husband of Dorothy, a dear father, father-in-law,grandfather, great grandfather and brother.
Funeral service at Inverness Crematorium, on Tuesday, January 8th, at 11.30 am..
All friends respectfully invited.
Family flowers only, but donations in lieu, if desired to Nairn Community Nurses.
NO black ties to be worn.
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Sgt Davy Johnston [ACC]

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Sgt Davy Johnston [ACC],Sgt Johnston served with the Battalion in Hong Kong,
Funeral is on Friday 14th December at Livingston Crematorium at 2pm.
Danny Carruthers
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Capt Geordie Murdoch

Suddenly but peacefully at home, following a brief illness borne with his never failing dignity and wit, on 6th December 2012, George Murdoch. Dearly loved husband of the late Patsy, much loved dad of George, Dawn, Tina and Michael, much loved Grandpa and Great Grandpa, dear brother and friend to many.
Funeral service on Thursday 13th December, at 1pm, in the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son.
Culduthel Road,
Inverness.
Thereafter to Ardersier Cemetery.
All friends respectfully invited.
Family flowers only please.
Donations welcome to the Cardiac Care Unit at Raigmore Hospital, who took such good care of Geordie.
Tina Macdonald.
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JOHN A CAMERON (Johnny)

It is with much regret that we announce the death of Johnny Cameron who passed away on Tuesday 13th November 2012 at the Belford Hospital, Fort William.
Johnny’s funeral service is to take place at the Duncansburgh-MacIntosh Parish church, Fort William PH33 6BA on Saturday 24th November at 12 noon, followed by interment at Kilmallie Cemetery.
All friends are respectively invited to attend by the family.
Please wear your Glengarry on the day.
To read more about Johnny please go to one of the links below.
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Margaret Joyce

It is with great regret that we have to announce the death of Margaret Joyce the wife of John Joyce (Assault Pioneers )
Margarets funeral will be held at 1.30pm on Thursday 8th Nov 2012 at the
Craigton Crematorium
Berryknowes Road
Cardonald
Glasgow
G52 2DB
Regards
Andy Anderson
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Calum MacLeod 69

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Calum MacLeod 69, Calum was a piper in the Pipes and Drums and also in the Morters of the 1st Bn Queen's Own Highlanders.
He died of a heart attack on Saturday 13th Oct 2012.
Funeral is to take place at 1315hrs on Tuesday the 23rd of October.,
Cockpen Church,
Bonnyrigg,
with an internment at 1400hrs,
Regards,
Danny Carruthers
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Donald Darling

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Donald Darling.
Donalds Funeral Service will be held at 1100Hrs on Thursday 18October 2012 at,
West Lothian Crematorium,
Livingstone,
EH54-7FD,
All members thereafter invited to Buffy at,
Deans Bowling Club,
Livingstone,
EH54- 8BE
All welcome to attend.
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LCpl Foreman

Funeral of LCpl Foreman (who died earlier this month at BATUS, Canada) will take place on Friday Oct 12th in Cumbernauld, Glasgow.
Anyone able and wishing to attend will be welcome.
Funeral details:
The Cremation will take place at Daldowie Crematorium (East) at 1200hrs Fri 12 Oct 12.
The hearse and family cars will arrive at Amanda’s (spouse) mother’s house, 13 Tiree Road, Cumbernauld at 1120hrs to page the hearse. (50m walk)
The military service, conducted by Padre Rowe and 4 SCOTS, will be conducted from 1200-1300hrs.
A gathering will be held at the RBL, 7 South Muirhead Road, Cumbernauld G67 1AX at 1330hrs for tea/coffee.
Flowers are to be sent to Daldowie, Crematorium, Uddingston, G71 7RU.
The RBL have been informed and will assist the funeral with standard bearers and motorcyclists if possible.
Maurice Gibson RHQ SCOTS
North Area Secretary
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Major AJS de Barton Watson TD

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Major AJS de Barton Watson TD.
(Major Tony Watson died in London in July 2012 aged 87. He served with the 1st Battalion The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, in Japan and Malaya in 1946-47, and later held a Territorial Army Commission in the 4th/5th Camerons.
A Memorial Service for Tony Watson will be held at St. Mary's, Cadogan Street, London (just off Sloane Square) on Saturday, 17th November, 2012, at 12 Noon. The choir will sing Highland Cathedral at the end.
All are welcome, and light refreshments will be served following the service. A collection will be taken for The ABF The Soldiers' Charity.
Angus Fairrie
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Lt Frank S G Pearson

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Lt Pearson, who died on the 24th Sept 2012 in Edinburgh.
Lt Pearson served in the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders from 1954 through to 1956.
Funeral service to be held at St John's Evangelist Church,
Princes Street
Edinburgh
at 11.00 am on the 23rd Oct 2012
Regards,
Major (Retired) Frank Blincow
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Andrew (Steamy) Reid

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Andrew (Steamy) Reid
Steamy died on the 25th Sept 2012
Steamy was a piper and dancer in the Seaforth Highlanders and also in the Queen’s Own Highlanders, he also worked in the QM’s Department of the Bn.
After leaving the Army Steamy joined the Queen’s Own Highlanders Association Pipe Band.
He was very well liked by everyone that knew him, a great man and a great loss to us all.
My thoughts go out to Cathy and his family.
Funeral will be at 13.45 hours at the St Fergus Church, Wick on Friday the 28th Sept, and all will be welcome.
Regards,
Kelvin Hunter
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C/Sgt Sammy Ord

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Sammy Ord
Sammy passed away on the 24th Sept 2012 at a Hospice in Dover after suffering a long illness.
Sammy, better known to some as “The Slink” served 22 years first as a Queen’s Own Cameron Highlander then as a Queen’s Own Highlander.
His family is very much a regimental family, Sammy's son Steven was also a C/Sgt and one of his daughters, Donna, is married to ex RSM Jimmy Ramsay.
Our thoughts and condolences go to Dot, Steven, Donna, Debbie & Kristine and their families.
The Funeral will be held at 4.40pm on the 28th Sept 2012 at,
Kent County Crematorium Plc
Barham Crematorium
Canterbury Road
Barham
Canterbury
Kent
CT4 6QU
Tel: 01227 831 351
The sevice will be followed by drinks for all family and friends at The Dublin Man O'War, River CT17 0RQ
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Derek Ernest Sedgwick

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Derek Ernest Sedgwick.
Derek served in the Seaforth Highlander
Funeral to be held at Stopsley Crematorium in Bedfordshire, on 26th September 2012 at 12.00 Hr
If you require more information please get in touch with his daughter Babette by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Mrs Sibyl Pauline Wolfe Carson

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mrs Sibyl Pauline Wolfe Carson.
Sibyl died peacefully in Edinburgh on 11 September aged 87 years. She was the widow of Lt Col Derek Carson OBE, Seaforth Highlander and Queen's Own Highlander who died in March 1997.
The funeral will be held at Daviot Church, Inverness-shire at 12.00hr on Tuesday the 25th of September.
Family flowers only.
Kind regards,
Maurice Gibson
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Alex (Sandy) Duguid

It is with great regret that we have to announce the death of Alex (Sandy) Duguid
Sandy served in the Queen’s Own Highlanders from 1966 through to 1975.
Sandy died on Saturday the 8th of September.
Funeral will take place at Aberdeen Crematorium West Chapel on Friday the 14th September 2012 at 11.45 am Major (Retired) Frank Blincow
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Robert Speed

We regret to inform you of the death of Robert Speed
Robert served in The Seaforth Highlanders was also a POW.
Roberts funeral will be held at the Funeral Home of John Frazer & Son, Chapel Street Inverness. on Thursday 13 Sept 2012 at 10.30
Regards,
Major (Retired)Frank Blinco
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Thomas (Bing) Crosby

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Thomas (Bing) Crosby
Thomas died on Tuesday the 21st August after suffering a long illness.
Funeral will be held on Tuesday 28th August at 10am in the United Reform Church, Crescent Road, Nairn then on to the cemetery.
After the service the family wishes to see you all at the British Legion in Nairn
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Mrs Pauline Elizabeth Tait

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mrs Pauline Elizabeth Tait widow of Col J. B.Tait.
Mrs Tait passed away on Friday 17th Aug 2012.
Funeral at 11am on Friday the 24th August 2012 at John the Baptist Church, COLERN, Nr Bath.
Regards,
Frank Blincow.
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Jack Gillespie

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Jack Gillespie.
(Formerly of Hurcott Paper Mills, Kidderminster Scottish Society and Chairman of Macmillan Cancer Relief).
Jack Passed away of old age after a long and wonderful life on Friday 10th August aged 103 years.
Funeral Service will take place on Thursday 30th August at St. Georges Church, Kidderminster, Worcestershire at 2pm followed by an interment in the churchyard.
Family flowers only.
Donations to Macmillan Nurses c/o Co-operative Funeralcare Lion Square Kidderminster DY10 1PD 01562 824184.
Family contact is his son James Gillespie, 12 Oaklands Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 0EX Telephone 07770 662662
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James Gillespie
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Jack Gillespie (2927948) 7 Platoon, "A" Company 2nd Batallion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders was already in the T.A. (Liverpool Scottish) in the 1930s prior to World War II and then served with the Camerons throughout the War - North Africa, Italy (including Monte Cassino), Greece and Austria.
His book of poems written during the War "Poetic Journal of a Cameron Highlander" was published in 2009
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Alexander ( Akie/Sandy ) Maxwell Wiseman

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Alexander ( Akie/Sandy ) Maxwell Wiseman at Raigmore Hospital Inverness on Saturday 11th.August 2012 in his 98th. year.
Alex was a corporal drummer in the Pipes and Drums of 4th.Camerons and he was captured at St.Valery and spent the war as a POW in Germany.In 1996 he was the first member enlisted into the Highland Branch of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Regimental Association.
The funeral service is at D.Chisholm and Sons' Funeral Home Huntly Street Inverness at 1330 hrs on Monday 20th.August 2012 followed by interment in Tomnahurich Cemetery.
The deepest sympathy of all members of the Regimental Association is extended to Alex's family
Major Hamish Sutherland
Chairman
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Cyril (Sid) Kelman

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Cyril (Sid) Kelman.
Sid’s funeral Details are as follows,
1145 - All available to meet at the Cadet Centre (Old Drill Hall) High Street Forres for a quick briefing. The Cadet Centre is situated on the left of the High Street as you head towards Elgin. It shows as “Bungalow Tormhor” on Google. Just opposite the start of Grant Park. With careful parking we will get a good few cars in.
1215 - Service of Thanksgiving, St Leonards Church, Forres (Just along the High St from the Cadet Centre). Quick move required from Church to the Cemetery.
1300 - Interment at Clovenside Cemetery Forres
1330 - All invited back to the RBL Forres (Courtesy of Eric Duguid)
Let us provide Cyril (Sid) Kelman with a fitting farewell, your support is therefore requested with Glengarry, Badge, Hackle and Tartan to the fore.
Yours aye,
Bob Towns
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Maj A.J.S de Debarton-Watson TD

It is with great regret that we have to announce the death of Maj A.J.S de Debarton-Watson, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlander, who died on the 26th July 2012.
His funeral took place on the 2nd August 2012.
A memorial service will be held in London and the details of this will be announced later.
Maj (Retired) Frank Blincow
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Richard (Budgie) Burt

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Richard (Budgie) Burt who died at his home in the evening of the 31st July 2012.
Richard served in the Queen’s Own Highlanders from 1968-1983 in the Military Band & Domestic Pioneers - he served with Yonk Hunter and Big Hank Espin in Hong Kong.
Funeral arrangements,1500hrs Friday 10 August 2012 at the Crematorium, Camelon Cemetery & Crematorium, Dorrater Road, Crematorium House, Falkirk, FK2 7YJ.
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The funeral was attended by family, friends and those Queen’s Own Highlanders who could make it.
Mike Prestsell was the Piper and led in Budgie and his Family to “The March of the Cameron Men”. .
Budgie was then carried in by his Brothers Lloyd, Roger and Angus (Angus’s son Justin), Andrew son of oldest Brother Martin and Danny Mullin. Sandy Dewar, George Bremner and Kenny Reid saluted Budgie. Mike then played “Green Hills of Tyrol the Battle’s O’er” -Scottish Soldier- (at Budgie’s request) whilst he was carried in for the Service.
After the service which was all organised by Budgie’s daughter Dana, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” was played at the Family’s request as Budgie was a keen Celtic fan. .
At the end of the service as the mourners were offering their sincere condolences to the family, Mike played the Highland Lament “Flowers ‘O’ the Forest”. .
The family and all those attending the funeral were then invited to the Cladhan Hotel in Falkirk and had a buffet and drinks in remembrance of Budgie. We toasted his memory many times with Cabar Feidh Gu Brath. .
All in all it was a fitting tribute to a former Queen’s Own Highlander, who served the Regiment with pride for 15 years. .
Budgie’s daughter Dana would like to offer heartfelt thanks to all those who attended from the Regimental Family. .
Kenny Reid
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Tom (Tam) Winters BEM

It is with the greatest regret that we have to announce the death of Tom (Tam) Winters.
Tam passed away suddenly on July 14th 2012: a great soldier and Scotsman. Although he had lived in Hereford for 30 years, he retained his Scottish roots to the end. His send-off on 26th July was a full on military ceremony: Highlanders to carry him and out on his final journey; pipers and standard bearer, and, at his request, a bugle playing the Last Post.
The amount of people who turned out for the funeral was overwhelming, and showed the love and respect that his friends and comrades felt.
He was a Seaforth, then a Queen's Own Highlander for the full 22 years; then affiliated to the SAS for 10 years.
Would you be kind enough to post his death on your website, with my email address, as I would love to hear from any old comrades who remembered him.
Anna Airbright (nee Winters)
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Louie Messina (nee Burnham)

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Louie Messina (nee Burnham) - dear wife of Howard Messina of The Seaforth Highlanders, passed away peacefully on sunday 15 July 2012. Louie had suffered with her health for a number of years, but always showed great courage and dignity. She was a good friend to all who knew her and will be very sadly missed.
Yours Aye
Howard Messina.
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David Jackson

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death David Jackson
Private David Jackson served in 13 platoon in Dreghorn. Then we went to RHF in Bosnia and when we returned he was in B Coy in Londonderry.
He passed away Saturday 7th July 2012.
Jacko was English but well liked and one of the family.
He was married and moved to America.
His mother still lives in Gravesend.
Regards.
Scott 50 13 platoon
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James (Jim) Knight

We regret to inform you that James (Jim) Knight who served his National Service in the Seaforth Highlanders passed away on the 6th May 2012.
Jim was a long standing Member of Notts Branch Seaforth Highlanders Association who along with his family were regular attenders at our Annual Dinner.
Jim had a keen interest in the history of the Seaforth Highlanders, Queen's Own Highlanders and Highlanders and was an avid supporter of all Regimental events.
His funeral will take place at 1030hrs on Tuesday 15th May 2012 at Glossop Parish Church, Old Glossop, Derbyshire.
Charlie Gusterson
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Roderick (Roddy) Ross

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Roderick (Roddy) Ross
Roderick (Roddy) Ross - (1922 -2012)
service number 292890 2 Sgt Queens Own Cameron Highlanders - 1936 -1949.
Active wartime service (1942 -1945 ) with No 9 Commando in North Africa, Italy, Greece and Yugoslavia. (Actions include Operation Torch North Africa(with 51st Higland div), Salerno landings, Anzio Beach Head Landings and Monte Cassino(with 8th Army). (Wounded Monte Ornito 1944) and Garigliano River as well as providing support for Marshal Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia) before retuning to the regiment post war.
He re inlisted 1950 with his rank but due there being no vacancy at his rank in the Cameron's and he served with the Gordon Highlanders achieving the rank of CSM and Pipe Major. He saw further active service in Malayia and served as PSI with the London Scottish Territorials in London before leaving the army for good around 1954(I am not sure of the exact date)
He worked in a number of jobs after leaving the army but he eventually settled down to to a career as an electrical engineer with Ferranti PLC in Edinburgh until he retired.
He died suddenly aged 89 St Johns Hospital Livingston. Survived by beloved wife Ann Marie and family.
Funeral Service - Saturday 28th April, 10am at St John Cantius and St Nicholas Church Broxburn West Lothian. Thereafter to Loaninghill Cemetery Uphall.
Regards,
Ken Ross
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David Oag-Thurso

Noticed in today’s P & J that Davie has passed awa. He was an ex Seaforth and a staunch supporter of the Queens Own Highlanders and attended every function, AGM or parade if possible and was a member of the Caithness Branch.
Funeral details, 11am Friday 27th in Thurso West Church thereafter to Thrumster cemetery.
Yours Aye,
Robbie McIntosh
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Roddy Martin (Goggs)

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Roddy Martin (Stornoway) Roddie died on Tuesday the 10th April 2012.
Funaral will be held at 11.30am at the Church of Scotland in Upper Shader, then on to Barvas Cemetry at 12.00.
Thereafter Tea and Dinner at the Borve House Hotel.
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Davie Nicoll

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death Davie Nicoll (former Assault Pioneer and Bn Boxer in the QO HLDRS) died in Edinburgh on Wednesday 4th of April 2012 aged 65 after a long illness.
David was the brother of Vernon and Dougie Nicoll.
Funeral at Mortonhall Crematorium at 1400 hrs Tuesday 10th of April 2012.
All invited.
Our condolences to the Nicoll family (brother Dougie also served in the Bn).
Bob Towns.
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Anne Bashford

Anne Bashford,aged 65, wife of Terry (Paddy Bashford) passed away at 1025 this morning in Bangor N Ireland after a short illness.
Our sincere condolences go to Terry (a great friend and supporter of the QO HLDRS) and his family.
Anne's commital
Short cremation service at Roselawn, Castlereagh at 0900 Thursday 5th April 2012.
Followed by a thanksgiving service at John Gray & Co, Funeral Services,
20 Central Avenue,
Bangor, BT20 3AU
at 1200 hours.
Terry Bashford
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RSM Tommy Hamilton

It is with regret that I have to announce the death of RSM Tommy Hamilton who died yesterday the 13th March 2012 in Raigmore Hospital.
Tommy served in both the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and was RSM in the Queen’s Own Highlanders.
Funeral will take place at 10am on Saturday 24th March 2012 at Chisolms Funeral Home, Huntly Street Inverness.Internment at Kilvean Cemetery.
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Colonel John Aird TD

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Colonel John Aird TD.
Colonel Aird died 21st February 2012 aged 88 Years.
Funereal is on Thursday 1st March 2012 10.30am at the Ness Bank Church, Inverness.
Colonel Aird commanded tha ATC and was a practising solicitor in Inverness.
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Patrica (Patsy) Murdoch

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Patrica (Patsy) Murdoch wife of Capt George Murdoch.
Patsy died on Friday 24th Feb 2012.
Funeral will be on Thursday 1st March 1.15pm at the funeral home of William Fraser A Sons, Culdthel Road, Inverness and thereafter to Ardersier Cemetery.
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Brian Christie

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Brian passed away this morning Monday 30 Jan 12 at his home his wife Fran was with him.
The Funeral will take place on Monday 6th Feb at Catto Funeral Directors Linkwood Road Elgin at 11am.
Yours Aye,
Bill Gardner

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Andy Anderson 66

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Andy Anderson 66. who died on the 25th Dec 2011 in Leanchoil Hospital Forres after suffering a long illness.
Andy will be remembered best as a member the Recce Platoon and was also one of the battalions greatest boxers.
Funeral will be held on Monday 9th January 2012 at 2.30pm at the Inverness crematorium.
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Major Allan Cameron MBE

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Allan Cameron of Allangrange who died on the 4th Dec 2011 aged 94 years.
Funeral Service to be held on Friday 23rd December 2011 time; 2.30pm
Location; St Johns, Arpafeelie by Tore IV1 3UD.and afterwards at Quarryfield
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George William Dodds (Doddy)

George Willliam Dodds (Doddy) 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders died on the 3rd Dec 2011
His Funeral will take place on Tuesday 13th Dec at 10.30am at Weaver Chapel in Winsford.
Mr Robert Gordon
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John Catto

It is with great regret that I have to announce the death of John Catto.
John died on Sunday 20th November 2011, he served in the Queen's Own Highlanders and was in the Falklands with them.
Funeral details are as follows,
Date 6th December 2011, Time 1.30pm at Garden Cottage,Fairly, BEAULY.
There after Interment Private
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Henry C. Marshall

In the Edinburgh Evening News.
MARSHALL Henry C. (Livingston) peacefully, at Tippethill House, on November 23, 2011, Harry, retired Queens Own (Seaforth) Highlanders 1958 - 1967 and formerly of Elementis (Abbey Chemicals), beloved husband of Agnes, a much loved dad, grandad, great-grandad, brother and uncle of the family.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 29, in West Lothian Crematorium at 11 am, to which all relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Tippethill League of Friends.
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Lt Col HV Dawson

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Lt Col HV Dawson who Died on the 22nd November 2011
Funeral Service to be held on Friday 2nd December 2011 time; 11.30hrs.
Location; All Saints Church, Weston, Otley, Near Leeds, Yorkshire.
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Lt Col BG Grime MBE TD

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Lt Col BG Grime MBE TD.
Lt Col BG Grime (a Proud QO Cameron Highlander, Territorial and Cadet Mentor) died suddenly Nov 8th 2011 at Home after suffering pneumonia and renal failure.
Funeral service to be held at St John’s Episcopal Church, Forres, Tuesday 15 November at 10:30hrs.
Private cremation at Moray Crematorium, Buckie to follow.
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Sgt David (Blackie) Black

Former Sgt David (Blackie) Black aged 52 died of a heart attack yesterday 09/11/2011 in Goa where he ran a bar with his wife Gill. Especially well known in B Coy and the ATk Pl this popular member of the QO HLDRS will be sadly missed.
Our sincere condolences to Gill and all other family members from all members of the Regimental Family.
Bob Towns
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Brian Kay

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Brian Kay who died on the 20th Oct 2011.
Brian joined the army in 1953 and served in both the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and Queen’s Own Highlanders.
Funeral will be held in the Inverness Crematorium on the 28th Oct 2011 at 14.30Hr
All welcome to attend.
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Willie Wilkie

It is with great regret that I have to announce the death of Willie Wilkie.
Willie died on Saturday 15th October 2011 after suffering a long illness.
Funeral details are as follows,
A church service for Willie will be held at Springburn Parish Church (180 Springburn Way, Glasgow, G21 1TU) at 1245 hours on Thursday, 20 October.
Then onto Glasgow Crematory at 1330 hours.
There is no wake planned afterwards.
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Jock Rattray

It with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of my father Jock Rattray, he died on Wednesday the 28th of September 2011,in Ach AN Aes care home after a long illness. He was cremated on Thursday the 6th of October 2011.As an EX Seaforth and Queens Own Highlander he always like tom have a chat about who and what people were up to in the regiment.
Cpl Jock Rattray

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Jimmy (Porky) Clark

It is with greatest sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Jimmy Clark, better known to us all as Porky Clark. Jimmy died on the 7th September 2011.
Funeral to be held on the 12th September at 12.30Hr,In the Perth Scot Crematoruim.
Regards,
Nobby Clark

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Frank Morrison

It is with greatest sadness that I have to inform you all that my dad Frank Morrison passed away on Sunday 28th August 2011.
Dad enlisted in the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders on 1/11/1957 and served with them until the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and Seaforth Highlanders amalgamated and became The Queen's Own Highlanders in 1961.He served 24 years + 158 days in total and discharged 7/4/82. He served in UK, Singapore, Brunei, Berlin, Sharjah, Germany, Northern Ireland, Norway, Canada, Germany, Belize, Gibraltar, and Hong Kong.
As you were aware he was very proud to be a Queen's Own Highlander and I am so pleased he managed to come along to Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) 50th Anniversary Gathering.
My mum, sister and myself would like to thank everybody who has left messages and will give you details of when the funeral will take place in due course.
Yours Sincerely,
Joanne Morrison.

Funeral details:-
The Funeral will take place on Monday 5th September 2011 at 11am at the Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church, The Parade, Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 6BA.
Christine Morrison has requested family flowers only and if anyone would like to make a donation then please do so to cancer research.
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Jimmy Cumming

It is with deep regret that I must inform you that Jimmy Cumming passed away peacefully this morning (Sunday 28th August 2011).
Jimmy served in Germany, Northern Ireland, The Falklands, and the UK. He started his service as a young Jock in Osnabruck and over the years worked in the Signals Platoon, the Quartermaster's Department, and before his demob, as the Sergeant's Mess Manager in Munster.
Jimmy was from Glasgow, and as you would expect was a keen football fan and an ardent Rangers supporter, but above all he was a fiercely proud Queen's Own Highlander.
Jimmy (with the help of Annemarie) was always capable of recounting funny stories from the Battalion's past about characters and incidents that happened many years ago - a few some people would need alibis for!
Jimmy always made the effort to turn up to the Edinburgh Branch's functions and it was only recently that he had to curtail his activities when his failing health forced him to be less mobile - I know he was extremely sad at having to miss the Grand Reunion in Inverness this year.
Jimmy was a real character and we will all miss winding him up about the latest Rangers score the moment he stepped through the door of Leith Ex-Servicemen's Club!
Rest in Peace Jimmy
George Givens
Chairman, Edinburgh Branch.

Arrangements for Jimmy's funeral are as follows:-
Thursday 1st Sept at 12.30hrs
At Shettleston New Parish Church,679 Shettleston Road,Glasgow,G32 7 JG (Next to Tesco and Halfords)
At 1315hrs
Move to Daldowie Cremetorium
After the commital service Annmarie and family would like to invite you have a lunch with them at the.
Fullerton Park Hotel
1230 Tollcross Road
Glasgow, G32 8HB
Regards
Eddie Neilly
Annmarie has requested no flowers, but anyone who wishes can donate to the Beatson Cancer Care Hospital
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Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies

It is with sadness that I have to pass on the sad news that P/M Alasdair Gillies passed away at 6.00 am this morning Saturday 27th August 2011.
More details for his funeral will be circulated as and when they are known. David E Loftus – Association Secretary.

From Maj Gen Seymour Monro.
P/M Alasdair Gillies was of course the last PM of the Queen’s Own Highlanders and the first of The Highlanders. He won the Gold Medal and Clasp competitions at the Northern Meeting-which are again about to take place this coming week.
He was a wonderful piper.
Very sad.
Seymour.
The Funeral of Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies (QOHldrs / Hldrs) who died on Saturday August 27th will take place on;
Saturday September 3rd at 11am at The Church of Scotland, Ullapool, Wester-Ross.
Yours aye
Maurice Gibson
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There was an excellent obituary of PM Gillies in yesterday's Times; I have thanked the author.
Peter Grant Peterkin
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Derek Cameron

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Derek Cameron
Derek who served with The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in the 50’s died on Sunday 7th August 2011.
Funeral Service will be held at 9-30am at Morningside Parish Church, Edinburgh, on the 19th August 2011, thereafter to Mortonhall Crematorium at 11am.
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CPL A.BOKAS - HLDRS / SCOTS DG

The above named piper enlisted into the Hldrs 1999 and transferred to SCOTS DG , suddenly died in Edin on Thurs 8th Aug while serving with Pipes and Drums on Tattoo.
Funeral 1300 hrs 18th Aug at Lairg Parish Kirk,
Church Hill Road,
Lairg,
Sutherland
IV27 4BL.
Regards,
Maurice Gibson
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Jane Murray Grant Penman

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Jane Penman Wife of Daniel Penman ex Seaforth and Queen's Own. Highlander.
Jane died on Aug 9th 2011 aged 69 years. Funeral is at 10.10am on the 12th August at Aberdeen Crematorium
Hazlehead (East Chapel)
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Lorraine Whyte

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Lorraine Whyte, wife of Ian Whyte (Chalky).
Funeral time, 11.00hr on Monday 15th August 2011 at,
W. G. Catto.
Linkwood Road
Elgin
Morayshire
IV30 6RE
Telephone: 01343 843 152

Our thoughts are with Ian and Family at this time.
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Warwick Robert Hoddinott(Bob)

I regret to announce the death of Warwick Robert Hoddinott, known as Bob to many in the Battalion.
Bob enlisted into the Queen's Own Highlanders on 2 Jan 1964 and was discharged 6 Nov 1988.
He died on Sunday 7th August 2011.
Funeral Friday, 19 August at 1.30pm.
at Reading Crematoriun,
All Hallows Rd,
Caversham,
Reading.
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Major Peter Bolton MBE

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Major Peter Bolton MBE.
Peter enlisted in the Seaforth Hldrs on the 21 Apr 1941 and was discharged 1 Jan 1971
He died Wednesday 3rd August 2011
Funeral (Family Only) Tuesday 9th August 2011.
Memorial Service to be arranged in October
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Mrs Ruth Ryder

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Mrs Ruth Ryder wife of Pipe Major Alan Ryder Ex Seaforth Highlanders late chairman of the London Branch Seaforth Highlanders
Ruth died on the 27th July 2011
Funeral arrangements at 2pm on the 10th of August 2011 Butlers Cross Parish Church, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP17
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Ian Clark

It is with very great sadness that I have to announce the death of Ian Clark on Sunday 3 July 2011, who sadly lost his battle with Cancer. He leaves behind Jo, Olivia and Joshua.
His funeral details are as follows:
Friday 8th July 2011, Perth Crematorium at 1600hrs. Followed by tea/refreshments at McDiarmid Park (home of St Johnstone FC).
'Ian will be laid to rest at Perth crematorium on Friday 8th July, at 4pm. This is followed by a short wake at Mcdirmaid Park which is located a short distance away. Anybody who wishes to say farewell to Ian can do this by attending the funeral home from 2pm onwards which is at McEwan Funeral, Melville St ( PH1 5PY).
Jo has requested for family flowers only and that any donations to be made to the Cornhill MacMillan Centre, there will be a donations box at the crematorium.
This has been the hardest message I have ever had to make in my life, can I take this opportunity to thank everybody for their kind messages which I have passed onto Jo and the children and my family.
If i have missed anybody please could they be kind enough to pass on this message. Regards
Your Aye John Clark.

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Brian Matuszczyk

I regret to announce the death of Brian Matuszczyk.
Brian died on Saturday the 2nd of July 2011 after suffering a long illness. Brian will be sadly missed by Family and Friends and all who knew him.
Funeral Delails are as follows.
Friday 8th July at 1430 and will be held at:
Camelon Cemetary & Crematorium
Crematorium House
Dorrator Road
Falkirk
FK2 7YJ
Message from the family,
We really don't want any flowers or anything but if you really want to make a gesture, please offer a donation to the British Heart Foundation at http://www.justgiving.com/Brian-Matuszczyk
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David John Watson

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of David John Watson.
David died on the 9th June 2011
He served with the Seaforth Highlanders in Gibraltar.
Funeral arrangements Date 28th June at the Holy Trinity Church, Bull Lane, Dartford, Kent.
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Mr Reginald Frank Stilwell

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Mr Reginald Frank Stilwell.
Frank served with the 1st Bt Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders from March 1944 to October 1947.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday the 1st July 2011 at Bodmin Crematoriam, Cornwall at 12.30pm
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Captain John Michael Lennox Scott

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Captain John Michael Lennox Scott.
John passed away on 5th June aged 82 Years.
His funeral is to take place at 2pm on the 20th June 2011 at Gatehouse of Fleet, Parish Church, Kirkcubright.
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Johnny Matheson

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Johnny Matheson.
Johnny died peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Wyvis House Care Home Dingwall on Monday May 30th 2011 at the age of 94 Years.
An ex Seaforth Highlander of Achnashellach Lodge Strathcarron.
Devoted husband of the late Maggie Annie MacLean, loving partner to Barbara of Achnashellach.
Funeral service from the Church of Scotland, Lochcarron Cemetery.
All friends respectfully invited.
Flowers welcome or donations may be given at the service for help The Heroes Fund.
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Lt Col RG Borradaile MBE MC

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Lt Col RG Borradaile MBE MC. (Late Camerons) He died on May 27th 2011.
His funeral will take place at 3pm on Monday June 13th in Stoke Abbot, Dorset.
His son David is contactable care off;
Waddon House
Stoke Abbot
Beaminster
Dorset DT8 3JT
or by phone (Home) on 01308 868424
Kind regards
Maurice Gibson
Regimental Secretary
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William George McKenzie

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of William George McKenzie.
William died on May 13th 2011 aged 93 Years
He served in the Seaforth Highlanders.
Funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium at 1.30pm on Friday 20th May
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Stewart (Geordie) Anderson MBE

Stewart Anderson passed away peacefully at his home this morning (Sunday 7th May 2011) after a long illness.
Stewart was a proud Seaforth Highlander and an even prouder Queen’s Own Highlander. He rose quickly through the ranks to become a Senior NCO and a well respected Sergeant’s Mess member. Before being commissioned he was RSM at Crigiehall and after commissioning he took over as MTO. However, many members of the Battalion, and particularly the wives, will best remember him as one of our finest Families Officers. Always a fair and even man with a great sense of humour, Stewart had a way of getting on with everyone from the lowliest of Private soldiers to the highest ranking Officers. It can be truly said that he was universally well respected and liked by everyone he came into contact with.
After retiring from the Army Stewart and Doris settled in Edinburgh and became regular supporters of the Edinburgh Branch of the Queen’s Own Highlanders Regimental Association and never missed a function if they could possibly help it.
Stewart will be sadly missed. Our deepest sympathies go to Doris and to Stewart’s sons, David and Stephen.
Stewart’s funeral service will be on Monday the 16th May at 1200hrs at Mortonhall Crematorium, 30B Howdenhall Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6TX.
Stewart’s friends are welcome at the service and afterwards at:
The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel
134 Braid Road,
Edinburgh
EH10 6JD
George Givens.
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Rosemary Balfour

Dear All,
It is with great sadness that I advise you that Rosemary Balfour (wife of Major / Cllr Roddy Balfour TD) died this morning.
Funeral will be held at The Chapel, Fort George on Thursday May 12th 2011 at 2pm.
Major RAG Balfour TD, Torran Gorm, Cantray, Croy, IV2 5PS.
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John James MacDonald

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death ofJohn James MacDonald of 19 Hartfield Road Tain who Died on Sunday the 1st of May 2011 age 74 Years.
John served with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in Korea and Aden from September 1954 to August 1957.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday 7th May in the Tain Parish Church at 11.hrs thereafter Internment in St Duffus New Cemetery Tain.
The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Association (Highland Branch) send their condolences to Johns Wife Margaret and Family
Maj Sutherland.
Chairman of the Highland Branch.
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Donald (Donnie) Ross

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Donald (Donnie) Ross, Upper Carse, Ardersier on Monday the 25th April 2011.
Donald's Funeral will be held on Wednesday the 4th of May in the Ardersier Parish Church at 12.00 hrs.
Donnie joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in Nov 1938 but was captured at St Vallery on 12th June 1940 and was a POW for the duration of the war.
The sympathy of the Highland Branch of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders is extended to his widow Flora and Family.
Maj Sutherland.
Chairman of the Highland Branch
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Major (retd) Hugo MacDonald-Haig MC, 79th Highlanders

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Major (retd) Hugo MacDonald-Haig MC.
Hugo died peacefully at his home, Drumalan, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-Shire on 26 Apr 2011. He was 98 years old.
The funeral will be at Kilmore Church, Drumnadrochit at 1100 on Saturday 30 Apr 2011.
Donationscan be made and will go to Combat Stress and Lifeboats.
Yours aye,
Duncan MacDonald-Haig
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Lady Gray of Contin

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Lady Judith Gray of Contin, Widow of The Rt. Hon. Lord Gray of Contin who served in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
Lady Gray died in the Royal Northern Infirmary on Friday the 22nd April 2011
Funeral is on Tuesday 3rd May at the Royal Northern Infirmary Chapel at 1.30pm.
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Roland Liles

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Roland Liles who died on April the 14th 2011 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Roland was a piper in the 2nd Bt Queens Own Cameron Highlanders from 08/11/45 to 25/12/52 .
The funeral service is will take place in All Saints Chapei in the Infirmary at 14.30 hrs on Wed 4th of May.
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Betty Darling

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Betty Darling, wife of the late Peter Darling RQMS.
Betty died on 31st March 2011.
Funeral will be held at the Park Grove Crematorium Douglasmuir, Friockheim, Arbroath, Angus DD11 4UN on Wednesday the 6th April at 1.30 pm
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John Green

I regret to announce the death of John Green who died at the age of 63 years at his home on the 26th March after suffering a long illness.
John joined the army as a boy soldier in 1963 and served in Germany, Sharjah, Edinburgh with the Queen's Own Highlanders.
After discharge from the army in 1974 he joined the Post Office as a postman and went on to be Post Master at Huntly.
The funaral is private.
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Mr George Mackenzie MSM

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the Death Mr George Mackenzie MSM, ex Chindit, ex SEAFORTH, QO HLDRS 1962-1978,
George passed away on 26 March.
Funeral at Clyne Church, Brora on Wed 30 March – time 11.45 am- followed by interment and reception.
Mrs Mackenzie (Christina) and the family would welcome any of the Regiment who are able to attend.
P/M Andy Venters will be present.
Regards,
George’s son-in-law, Douglas Young, Lt Col TA retd.
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Donald Roderick McKinnon

I regret to announce the death of Donald Roderick McKinnon (DOB 29/8/65) who died on 10/3/11 and was burried yesterday 17/03/2011 at Kilmally, Fort William.
Donald joined the QOHldrs in 1886 and was wounded in the 1st Gulf War (1991).
For the last 15 years had worked for the National Trust for Scotland in Glencoe.
Regards,
Maurice Gibson.
Regimental Secretary
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Ewen MacKay Scobie

It is with regret that I announce the death of Ewen MacKay Scobie who died on Thursday at home ( Rhidorroch ) after a longish illness.
He was commissioned into the QOHLDRS in Oct 1970 and served in Redford, Germany and NI as a Pl Comd in B Coy. He then became OC 81 AYT in Cameron Bks, completing his SSC in 1974.Thereafter he ran the estate at Rhidorroch.
I understand that his funeral will take place in the CoS in Ullapool at 1530 on Friday 4th March.
His widow is Jenny M-S and the address is Rhidorroch House, Ullapool, Wester Ross, IV26 2XQ.
Very sad-a wonderful fit man who will be sadly missed by a wide circle of friends to whom he gave such fun at Rhidorroch.
Maurice Gibson
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Florance Miller (Pat)

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Florance Miller (better known to us all as Pat) wife of the cook Ian (Dusty) Miller.
Florance sadly passed away on Monday the 21st February 2011 after suffering a long illness.
The funeral will be held at Catto Funeral Parlour, Linkwood Rd, Elgin, Morayshire IV30 6RE.
Time 11.00 hours on Monday the 28th February 2011.
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Mrs Dorothy Franks

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mrs Dorothy Franks, wife of Bill Franks MM.
Dorothy died on Tuesday 8th Feb 2011
Funeral is to be held at the Crematorium in Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, Conwy on the 18Feb 2011 at 1.30PM.
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Lt Gen Sir Chandos Blair KCVO OBE MC and Bar

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death on 22 Jan 2011 of Lt Gen Sir Chandos Blair KCVO OBE MC.
He was almost 92.
He was a proud Seaforth and QO Highlander.
Funeral arrangements are as follows
Date - Monday Jan 31st 2011.
Place - Aberlady Parish Church, Aberlady, East Lothian. (NNW of Haddington on Coast). Time - 11.37hrs. (This is a family standing joke as the General would always state a specific time and not 11.30 or 11.45 ish).
Dress - This is up to the individual. You may come in Uniform, Suit or Highland Dress, whatever you feel is appropriate.
Memorial Service - It was General Sir Chan's wish that there should be no fuss so THERE WILL NOT BE A MEMORIAL SERVICE.
If anyone wishes to send a condolence card they should go to;
Mrs S Graham-Wood
C/O Seabank
6 Marine Terrace
Gullane
East Lothian
EH31 2AZ
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Mr George McCaffery

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mr George McCaffery.
George died on the 4th January 2011 aged 90 Years
he served with the Seaforth Highlanders from 1935 to 1946.
Funeral Service will be held on the 18th January 2011 at 11.30am
Whitburn Methodist Chapel
Lizard Lane
Whiteburn
Tyne and Wear
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James Ellice Grant

James Ellice Grant deid suddenly but peacefully on Thursday January 6th 2011. Funeral service at Daldowie Crematorium, Broomhouse, on Tuesday 18 January 2011 at 11 15.
James was a former Queen's Own Cameron Highlander.
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Morag Peddie

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Morag Peddie Wife of Ian Peddie who died in the Balfour Hospital Kirkwall on Saturday 8th January 2011 after a long illness bravely borne.
Funeral was held at St Magnus Cathedral on Thursday 13th January followed by interment at St Olaf Cemetery. Our thoughts are with Ian at this time.
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Hugh Gilchrist

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Hugh Gilchrist aged 87 Years.
He died on Monday the 3d of January in the Royal Hospital Edinburgh.
Hugh's funeral will be held on Wednesday 19th January at 1030hrs at the Pentlan Chapel
Mortenhall
Crematorium.
He served in the Seaforth Highlander which he joined in 1938.
Regards,
Sandy Dewar.
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George Kyle Mckane

Dear All,
It is with deep regret that I have to announce the death of George Kyle Mckane who died on 19th.December 2010 in Dover.
He served in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders from 1956 to 1959.He was in Support Companyin Aden.
His next of Kin is a step-son
Mr.Andrew Heath,
29 Enbrook Road,
Folkstone,
Kent,
CT20 3NS.
The deepest sympathy of the Regimental Association of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders is extended to the family of George McKane.
Major Hamish Sutherland,
Chairman of the Highland Branch.QOCH Regimental Association
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John Renfrew

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the sudden death of John Renfrew of 6 Cheviot Avenue,Barrhead,East Renfrewshire on Sunday19th. December 2010. John served with the 1st.Battalion for 3 years in BAOR.He served from 5th.May 1952 to 5th.May 1955. He was the MT clerk and also a military bandsman.
The funeral service is at Woodside Crematorium Paisley at 1000hrs on Friday 24th.December 2010 . The deepest sympathy of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Association is extended to his widow and family.
Major Hamish Sutherland,
Chairman Highland Branch,
QOCH Regimental Association.
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Bruce Botto

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that former member of the Queen’s Own Highlanders, Bruce Botto passed away in Raigmore Hospital on the evening of Sunday 19th of December 2010 after bravely fighting illness over a long period.He was 51 years old.
Bruce was a proud member of Highland Branch of the QO HLDRS Association and was also a loyal and active Committee member of the Royal British Legion in Nairn.
Our condolences to his wife May and family members at 55 George Street, Nairn, IV12 5DT
Funeral details are:
Thu 30 Dec 10 starting at 1300hrs
Location: it's the church same side of the street as the Legion in Nairn - the one Jenny Squair's funeral was held in as well. Name? IS it not St Ninian's on Cawdor Rd.
Thereafter to crematorium Inverness (details TBC) and thence to Legion for drinks etc.
Glengarries etc to be worn if possible as the Legion are also playing a part at the funeral.
May is on 01667 451197 if you need updates etc
Bob Towns.
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Reg Dunbar

Notification from Major Hamish Sutherland, Chairman of the Highland Branch The Queen's Own Cameron Hghlanders.
Reg Dunbar ex 2nd Battalion of The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders died on the 4th December 2010 aged 96 years.
He enlisted on 30th august 1934 and served until 27th February 1946. He served in Egypt, India, Western Desert, Eritrea and Cyprus.
Funeral arrangements: Service on Tuesday 14th December at 1000hrs in
North Field Parish Church,
Gilmerton Road,
Edinburgh
followed by interment in Craigmillar Castle Cemetery, Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh at 1100hrs.
Reg Dunbar was a regular attender at our Annual Gathering and he with wife Elsa attended the 2010 Gathering in August. Furthe details from Mr Stephen Martin (Son in Law) on 07711271026.
Deepest sympathy from all members of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Regimental Association is extended to Elsa and family.
Major Hamish Sutherland .
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John (Ian) Laidlaw

It is with deep regret that we have to inform you  that John (Ian) Laidlaw passed away on Sunday at home on 21 November 2010 after a long illness.
Service to be held at Lonmay Church Nr Cairness, Aberdeenshire on Thursday 25 November 2010 at 1.30 pm and afterwards to the Bancar Hotel Main St. Fraserburgh AB43 8RL.
Ian Joined the Cameronians on Nov 1965 and served with them untill there disbandment, he then joined the Queen's Own Highlanders untill he left the services on Nov 1974.
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Major(Retd) R.B. (Bryan)Knowles

It is with regret that the death of Major(Retd) R.B. (Bryan) Knowles Gordon Highlanders and Highlanders is announced.
He was QM with the TA in Elgin in the late 90's and well known to many Queens Own Highlanders.
Funeral is in St Sylvesters Church, Elgin on Thursday, October 7 at 11am.
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Capt Simon Taylor

It is with great regret that I e-mail to advise you that Capt Simon Taylor died 'am' on Tuesday Sept 21st.
The Funeral will take place at St Michael's Kirk, Dallas, Nr Elgin, Moray on Thursday 30th Sep at 2pm.
Simon served in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders from 1959 until the amalgamation in 1961 thereafter in The Queen's Own Highlanders until he retired in 1969.

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Eddie Jenkins

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Eddie Jenkins passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home on Saturday 4th September 2010 from a heart attack.
Eddie joined the Queen's Own Highlanders around about 1968 and as a young Jock was posted to 2 platoon, A Company, where he saw service in Edinburgh and Sharjah before being demobbed.
Eddie suddenly found the Edinburgh Branch of the Regimental Association about four years ago and immediately joined. Since then he has supported the Branch and has gradually got to renew acquaintenances with some of his old buddies. Our deepest condolences go to his family and friends.
Funeral Details 10am on Tuesday 14th September at Currie Kirk, Currie, Edinburgh
George Givens.

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Wille Reid

It is with sadness that we have to announce the death of Wille Reid (Wombat) from Wick.
Wille died in Caithness General Hospital Wick on Wednesday 25th August.
He served with the regiment in Berlin and Ediunburgh in the Anti/Tank platoon.
Funeral on Monday the 30th August at 1-45pm Sinclairs Rest Rooms,Macarthur Street,Wick thereafter to Wick Cemetery
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Pipe Major Willie Gun

It is with sadness that we have to announce the death of Pipe Major Willie Gun from Thurso who died on the 15th August 2010 aged 77 years.
Willie served in the 11th Bt Seaforth Highlanders and also in 2/51 TA.
He was well known for his pipeing and played with the Association pipe band
My fond memories of Willie is when I used to meet up with him at the Seaforth Dinners at Dingwall, he had always a hearty welcome and smile for everyone.
Willie was one of life’s true correctors and gave most of his live helping others especially youngsters getting started in their piping career in and around the Thurso area and will be truly missed there .
Seoras.
Funeral to be held on Saturday 21st August at 11.45am in the West Church Thurso.
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Frank Scott

It is with deep regret that we must inform you that Frank Scott passed away on Saturday night, the 14th August 2010.
Frank joined the Queen’s Own Highlanders in Singapore and saw service in Brunei, Borneo, Germany (Osnabruck and Berlin), and Scotland.
The vast majority of Frank’s service in the Battalion was carried out in the Anti-Tank Platoon, where he was a highly respected Detachment Commander. When the Battalion departed for Sharjah Frank was posted to the Regimental Recruiting Team to finish off his time in the army before being demobbed. Frank settled in Edinburgh and once in Civvy Street decided to work for himself as a roofer, as well as turning his hand to many other building-related jobs.
Frank was one of the first cohort of ex-Queen's Own Highlanders to join the newly founded Edinburgh Branch of the Regimental Association, eventually becoming a committee member for many years before having to stand down due to ill health.
Frank was a very private person and did not want many people to know about his failing health and it therefore may come as a shock to many to find out that he has passed away. He will be sadly missed.
Our deepest sympathies go to Frank’s family.
George Givens.
Funeral will be private,family only.
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Mr Joe McGoram

Mr McGoram died on the 10 August 2010 at the age of 93 Years.
He served in D Coy The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and was wounded at Casino in 1944.
Funeral to be held on Wednesday 18th August 10am at Lady of Lourdes Cardonald
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Thomas Hector Munro

Thomas Hector Munro (Leith / Restalrig) Peacefully, on August 7, 2010, at Pentland Hill Nursing Home, Edinburgh, Thomas aged 70 years, (formerly Queens Own Highlanders), beloved son of the late Margaret (Peggy) and William (Dan), loving father of Stuart, grandfather and loving cousin to the family.
Funeral Service on Thursday, August 12, in Mount Vernon Chapel, at 2.15 pm, thereafter interment in Cemetery. RIP.
The wee man has not been well for 2 or 3 years now. He will be better known to A coy veterans as Pluto.

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Alec Mackie

It is with deep regret that we must inform you that Alec Mackie passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, the 3rd/4th August 2010
Alec Mackie (also affectionately known as “Zombie”) originally joined the Black Watch before transferring to the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, where he stayed until the amalgamation, after which time he served with the Queen’s Own Highlanders.
Much of Alec’s service in the Battalion was carried out in the Anti-Tank Platoon where he was highly respected by all those who served alongside him.
Alec saw service in Korea, Brunei, Borneo, Sharjah, Germany, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
Alec was one of the founder members of the Edinburgh Branch of the Regimental Association and was a committee member for many years. He was a staunch supporter of the Branch and attended all of its functions, usually immaculately dressed in a suit and his Cameron Highlanders tie, and more often than not with a pint in one hand and a dram in the other!
Being an ex-Anti-Tank Platoon member, Alec’s hearing was far from perfect and when any questions about the running of a function were addressed to him at a committee meeting he always had the good sense to reply “mines a Grouse”!
Alec was a true gentleman in every sense of the word and he will be sadly missed.
Our condolences go to Alec’s family.
George Givens.

Funeral Details
Thursday 12th August 2010 at 10.30 am at Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh, and afterwards at the Northfield House Hotel, near Liberton Hospital
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Capt M.A. D’a Anderson

Capt M.A. D’a Anderson, ex Queen’s Own Highlanders, passed away on Wednesday the 28th of July, age 49 Years
The Funeral service will be Private, there will be a Memorial service to be held at a later date.
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Cpl John White

Jock White, for that is how he was known, died on Saturday 24 July 2010.
Jock started work in the shale mines at Westwood in West Lothian in 1952 where he remained until one day in 1957, when he simply walked into the mine office to declare that he was off to join his brother Billy in The Seaforth, serving at that time in Munster. He served on with Billy in The Seaforth and QOHldrs until his time was up in 1963. It is worth while mentioning that Jock took up boxing in The Seaforth and was a member of the great Seaforth team which reached the final of the army championships in the early 60s, this in the days of National Service when Corps teams took their pick of amateur boxers about to be enlisted. Jock reached the rank of Cpl before he was demobbed in 1963. He later re-enlisted directly into the Special Air Service in 1965. This was unusual and arose after Billy was killed in action in Borneo with the SAS in 1964. Jock went down to Hereford for a memorial service and simply asked how he could go about joining. “Go and get yourself very fit first of all was the simple reply, and then get back in touch.” Jock told the story that the shale bing at Seafield is so flat on top only because he ran up over and down it a thousand times! And the rest is history. Jock passed SAS selection and off he went to serve in Borneo, Aden, Oman, Northern Ireland and other theatres too many to mention. Not that he ever did mention exactly where he had been. Jock was awarded a Queen’s commendation for Brave Conduct while serving in Oman. There is not much more to be said of Jock’s service he simply did not speak about it, but there can be no doubt he was more than good at what he did. To retire as he did in 1982, as a WO2 in the SAS is testament to his ability and the respect in which he was held. Jock had been suffering from cancer for over a year. He took great comfort during this time from the visits he recieved from his many army mates, in particular those SAS Troopers who made the trek to Livingston from Hereford. It was both humbling and astonishing to read, as I was privileged to do, some of the letters and E-mails which he received during the past year. They came from the Viscount Slim, Generals, and Troopers recalling past days spent on operations with the SAS in the harshest environments.
We join with them in praise of Jock.
Well done John.
D.W Shepherd.

Funeral arrangements
John’s funeral will take place in the Elim Pentecostal Church, Livinston at 13:00 hours on Friday 30 July 2010, thereafter to Adam Brae Cemetry. The following is a link to Google Map of the location of the church.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&rlz=1G1TSEH_ENUK377&q=eh54%208rh&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl
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William Hyland

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of William Hyland who died on Tuesday the 15th of June 2010.
Funeral arrangements.
At Warriston Crematorium, Warriston Road, Edinburgh on the 29th June at 10am
William Hyland joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders on the 1st Dec 1939 and served with them in North Africa and was medically discharged on 5th Feb 1945. After leaving the services William became a postman until he retired.
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P/M Willie MacDonald

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of P/M Willie MacDonald.
Willie came to the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders from the HLI around 1959 and also served for a short time in the Queen’s Own Highlanders.
 He was a top players of his time and one a gold medal at the Argyllshire Gathering and the Northern Meetings at Inverness.
Willie was also a highly respected judge in the pipeing world.
Funeral service will be held at the Inches Church Inverness at 1.30pm On Tuesday the 1st of June and thereafter at the Kilvean Cemetery Inverness.
Family flowers only and donations at the Church for the Cancer research UK.
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Mr Gordon Hudson

Mr Gordon Hudson, who was batman to Captain Willie Jack died on Tuesday the 18th May 93 years old.
Gordon served in A Coy 2Bn Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders during WW2 and was wounded at Cassino.
Funeral will be held on Wednesday 26th May 13.45Hr at St John’s Church, Clayton, Bradford.
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Robert[Rab]Scott

Sadly we have to inform you of the death of Robert Scott who died on Thursday the 29th April.
Roberts Funeral will take place on Thursday 6th April at 1:30
in the Mortenhall Crematorium.

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Gerry McCrum

Sadly we have to inform you of the death of Gerry McCrum – ex: Military Band.,
Gerry died on 15th April
His funeral service will be on Friday 30th April in St John Fisher R C Church Maidstone Road Rochester ME1 3EN.
The time of the service is expected to be about 9.30/10.00 am followed by Burial.
The Burial is timed for 11.15.
Family Flowers only and donations to The Wisdom Hospice.
These should be sent to,
Allen T Funeral Directors,
126B Maidstone Road,
Rochester,
Kent
ME1 3DT
(cheques only), not before the funeral but will accept up to three weeks after the event.
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Mr Edward Campbell

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mr Edward Campbell
Edward died on the 1st of April 2010. Edward was late Seaforth Highlanders.
Funaral to be held on the 12th April at 14.30Hr in the Warriston Crematorium Edinburgh .

Warriston Crematorium,
36 Warriston Road,
Leith,
Edinburgh
EH7 4HW
0131 552 3020
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A Tribute by Dougie Shepherd
There is not much I can say about Eddie Campbell (I hope I've got the right one!). I remember him as an MT Cpl but his main claim to fame was as a member of that great Seaforth boxing team of 1960/61 (I think), which reached the army finals and which also included John Cosgrove (Striker), Big Jock White, and if I remember right coached by SSI McGlynn. This was no small achievement in the days of National Service when many Corps teams were "packed" with semi-pros. It is only right that we should remember Eddie for the credit which he brought to the regiment.
Dougie Shepherd

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Alan Coltman

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mr Alan Coltman.
Alan died on the 2nd of April 2010 at the age of 82 Years. and was late Seaforth Highlanders. Alan was also a member of the Lester Branch Seaforth Highlanders Association.
Funeral details,15th of April 2010 at 13.30Hr in the Gilrose Crematorium Lester.
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Lt Col Ian Fraser OBE

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Lt Col Ian Fraser OBE.
Ian died at Home on Feb 27th.
His Funeral service will take place on Monday March 8th at St Michael's Church, Dallas, Moray at 12 noon.
Liz Fraser
Mill of Remichie
Dallas
Moray
IV36 2RW (01343 890448)
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Ross Mackenzie 85

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Ross Mackenzie.
Ross passed away last friday. his funeral is to be held at 11am on the 4th of march in the church of scotland kinlochleven. his family would really appreciate it if any of his friends from the q.o.hldrs could attend.
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George Alexander Brown

George who joined the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders on 5th January 1956,and then the Queens Own Highlanders passed away on Tuesday Night 2nd February 2010.
He was discharged on the 4th January 1978 with the rank of Warrant Officer Class 11.
He also served with the NI Prison Service and then as the supertendant of Bangor Castle, Co Down, Northern Ireland.
The funeral is to be held at Groomsport Parish Church, Co Down. at 0945 hiours on Saturday 6th February 2010.
Family Flowers only.
All welcome,
Terry Bashford.
Cabar Feidh.
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Duncan Mackenzie

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Duncan Mackenzie,who died on Sunday the 24th January 2010 aged 89 Years.
Duncan was the chairman of the Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association (Dingwall Branch) and will be sadly missed by all.
Funeral will take place at the St Clement Church Dingwall on Thursday the 28th January at 1.00PM and the interment at the Mitchell Cemetery Dingwall.
Thereafter at the RBL Club Dingwall.
Family flowers only.
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Mrs Margaret Topping

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mrs Margaret Topping, wife of the late Clive Topping. Funeral will take place on Friday 29th January 2010 at 1300 at the Rest Rooms at the Nairn Cemetery.
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Arthur Nicol

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Arthur Nicol.
Arthur was an ex Seaforth Highlander and a Queens Own Highlander. He passed away on Saturday morning the 9th of January 2010 after a short illness. Funeral arrangements are as follows:-
Thursday 21st January at 1300 hrs.
At Dean Parish Church
65-67 Dean Path,
Dean village,
Edinburgh.
EH4 3AT .
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Major General Ian Robertson CB MBE DL

It is with deep regret that I announce the death of Major General Ian Robertson CB MBE DL on Sunday 10th Jan 2010 in Raigmore Hospital Aged 96 Years.
General Ian was a very distinguished Seaforth Highlanders, (WW2) Soldier and supporter of the wider regiment. He continued as a volunteer researcher at The Highlanders Museum, Fort George where is knowledge was highly regarded and sought.
He will be sorely missed.
The Funeral Service and Committal will take place on Monday January 18th 2010 at Brackla and Cawdor. (Near Nairn)
The Funeral Service at Brackla is Private (Family only) and will begin at 11.30hrs.

The Committal at Cawdor Kirk is Public and anyone wishing to attend should be at the Cemetery by 12.00hrs for 12.15hrs.
Afterwards everyone is invited to meet in the Cawdor Tavern for refreshments.
Kind regards
Maurice Gibson.
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Major (Retired) Bob Holmes MBE.MM

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the death of my father Major Bob Holmes MBE.MM. Who was in his 93 years old. He passed away on Friday 8th January 2010.
Bobs Funeral will take place on Monday the 18th January 2010 at 12.30.
The address is:
The Chapel of Rest
David Mackay Funeral Directors,
Gowan Street,
Arbroath.
Tel. 01241 873185
After the service this will be followed by cremation at Park Grove Crematorium Friockheim.
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Major (Retired) George Burns

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Major George Burns. George passed away peacefully at his home last night Monday 28th December at 9.30 PM.
Funeral details are as follows
Inverness Crematorium on the 7th January at 1.30 PM
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Major General Maitland MaKgill-Crichton

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Major General Maitland MaKgill-Crichton, who passed away on the 22nd Dec 2009
This will be a private interment to be held on the 29th Dec.
A memorial service will be held later and more details will be put up when I receive them.
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Mr Peter Robertson

Mr Peter Robertson,late Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders sadly passed away on the 9th December 2009 at the age of 93 Years.
Funeral will be held at the Whitley Bay Crematorium at 12.00 Hr on the 18th December.
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Donald MacLennan

Donald MacLennan Late Seaforth Highlanders sadly passed away on the 13th December 2009 at the age of 93 Years.
Donald was a POW in both Germany and Poland.
Funeral will be held at the Marydale RC Church at 13.00 Hr on the 18th December.
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Billy Baff

Billy Baff passed away on Thursday 3 Dec 2009at the age of 57years.
His funeral service will be held on Friday 11 December at 1030 hrs at Old Parish Church, Polmont, then at the Grund Sable Cemetery.
Billy's daughter Iona requests that you join the family for tea at the Gladham Hotel Falkirk after the service.
Billy left the army in 1994 after serving over 22 years. His first years in the army was spent with the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders.
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Richard E. Foss

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Richard E. Foss better known to us all as Dick Foss,who sadly passed away on Tuesday the 24th of November at the age of 86 Years.
Dick joined the Seaforth Highlanders in Feb 1942 and retired from the Queen's Own Highlanders in Dec 1973.
His funeral service will be held at Inverness Crematorium at 14.30pm on Wednesday 2nd December.
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A Tribute by Dougie Shepherd
Dick Foss requires no introduction. He was a giant of a man in every respect whom I first met when I joined 1 Seaforth in Gibraltar in 1956. He was an Army standard Hammer Thrower. He was an impressive man on parade and could he strike the rifle when coming to the slope!! He was an Army Championship standard Bayonet Fencer in his younger days. This was a sport which required great strength of arm. It was jaw dropping to see him extend his rifle horizontally during Pokey Drill, holding it in one hand at the tail end of the butt, and continuing to hold it there. He was an excellent shot who was only too ready to assist young aspiring shots like myself. His experience and coaching ability were invaluable to many. He could be fierce, really fierce, but more than that he was a great example both in the regiment at large and in the WO's and Sgts mess. I valued his friendship.
Dougie Shepherd

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Sam W. Park

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mr.Sam. W. Park.
Sam died in Erskine Mains Home on Armistice Day,11th Nov 2009 age 84 Years.
He leaves a wife, Irene, and two sons, Sandy and John.
Sam joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in 1943 and was commissioned and posted to the Liverpool Scottish 1n 1944, Followed by attachment to the 6th Field Regt RA.
He left the army in 1947.
The funeral service will be at Clydebank Crematorium, Dalnottar, on Thursday 19th November at 11am. By his request, there are to be no black ties at his funeral, which is to be a celebration of his life.
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Andrew Duncan

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Andrew Duncan.
The funeral service will be at Inverness Crematorium at 12.30pm on Wednesday 4th November.
Andrew joined the Cameron HIghlanders in 1960 and retired from The Queen's Own Highlanders in 1982.
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Bill Franks

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mr. Bill Franks.
Who died on Sunday the 25th of October 2009. at age 84 Years
His funeral service will be held on Tuesday the 3rd of November 2009 at Colwyn Bay Crematorium, Dinerth, Rhos on Sea. Colwyn Bay Time 11.00am
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Jack Galbraith

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Jack Galbraith.
The funeral service will be held at
Springwood Crematorium,
Woolton Road,
Liverpool
at 2.30PM
Jack joined the Liverpool Scottish in 1938 then transferred to the 5th Bt Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in 1942 and served with them until 1946.
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Denis Pattinson

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mr. Denis Pattinson.
Denis passed away on 4th October 2009 at the Royal Derby Hospital. He was in hospital following a fall from a bus on one of his regular journeys into town.
His funeral is to take place at 11.00, Markeaton Crematorium, Derby on Friday 16th October 2009.
We are having a simple service, following by the cremation. His ashes are to be scattered at the Crematorium, to lie with his late wife Noreen.
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Rose Little

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Rose Little.
Rose Little(formerly Cormack) passed away in hospital in Wick on Friday 2nd October 2009.She was the ex wife of the late L/Cpl Ray Cormack and will be well known to the older Queens Own Highlander element.
Robbie Mackintosh.
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Major (Retired) H.G. Hall (PYM)

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Major (Retired) H.G.Hall.
Who died on Saturday the 19th of September 2009.
Major Hall served in the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders.
His funeral service will be held on Thursday the 8th of October 2009 at Worcester Crematorium at 11.30am.
The family request that all donations go to the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Association. Please send your donations to the following address.
Major F Blincow
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Association,
Cameron Barracks
Inverness
IV2 3XE
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Robert MacConnachie

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mr. Robert MacConnachie.
He died on Thursday the 3rd of September 2009.
Mr MacConnachie served in the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders from 1950 until 1959.
His funeral service will be held on Wednesday the 9th of September 2009 at Chisholm’s Funeral Home Huntly Street Inverness at 13.45 and thereafter at Tomnahurich Cemetery Inverness.
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Mr W. Costine

It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mr. W. Costine.
He died on Friday the 28th of August 2009.
Mr Costine served in the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders from 1942 until 1947.
His funeral service will be held on Friday the 4th of September 2009 at Riccarton Parish Church Kilmarnock.
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Fid Evans

Fid Evans died on Thursday morning 30th April 2009. The funeral has been arranged for Wed 13Th May at Coalsnaughton Parish Church, Main Street, Sauchie at 1045hrs, then to Camelon Crematorium at 1200hrs.

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Jeffrey Petters

Jeffrey Petter Ex. Pipes & Drums QO Hldrs died on the 12th April 2009 age 64 years. Funeral to be held at St. Nicholas Church, Kings Norton, Birmingham, on Monday 27th April at 12:15PM.

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Susan Ridley

Ridley-ISABEL SUSAN (nee Spencer-Nairn) died peacefully on 16th April. Much loved by Nick and all her family and friends. Funeral Service at 1:45 pm on Monday 27th April 2009 at Holy Trinity Melrose.
Family flowers only.

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Dave Bathgate's Funeral update from Dougie Shephard

Davie was laid to rest at Methil on Wednesday 15 April. He was only 66 years old, had only been retired 11 months, and died after an illness of only 8 weeks.

We were well represented at the funeral by the following:
Stewart Anderson and wife, Dougie Shepherd, Tam Cairns and wife, '49, Big Uggie and Wee Uggie, Tam Nesbit, Gilly (ex-drummer), Sandy Dewar, Johnny Meechan (The Fly). Some of the older among you may remember Kitty, Davie's wife. She was ably supported by all members of her family including son Craig, who also served with the battalion in the early eighties - I think! - before going off to the SASC. He is now retired from the British army and is attached to the Abu Dhabi Defence Force.

Apologies if I've missed out any names.

Dougie Shephard