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Obituaries

The following tributes are paid to our comrades who have sadly passed on, with effect from 1 March 2013

Members are requested to keep the Secretary informed of those who pass away in future so that this list can be kept up to date.

 

LCPL Kevin Askey

The sad death is announced of LCpl Kevin Askey, ex 3rd and 4th Battalion on 8 February.

His funeral took place at Worcester Crematorium, Tintern Avenue, Worcester WR3 8HA on 29 February at 10.45.


SGT STEVE LAMBERT

The sad death is announced of Sgt Steve Lambert, ex 8 Queen's Fusiliers, Queen's Company on 31 December last.

His funeral took place at 14.30 on 27 January at Chelmsford Cemetery and Crematorium, Writtle Road, Chelmsford, CM1 3BL.


PTE WILLIAM (BILL) PORTER-BEAN

It is with great sadness that, after a short illness, the death is announced of Pte William (Bill) Porter-Bean, ex 4 BUFFS, QRS, 1 QUEENS, and Westerham Cadets where he was the Sgt PSI. His funeral will be held at the Kent and Sussex Crematorium, Benhall Road, Tonbridge Wells, TN2 5JJ on 23rd December at 1600hrs and afterwards for a drink at the Kemsing Bell Public House, TN15 6NB.Only family flowers but donations to Help the Heroes or the Kent Association for the Blind would be welcome. All those who knew Bill or wished to pay their respects was very welcome.


WO1 (RSM) HT (Jack) CHAFFER MM

7 December 2015

It is with great sadness that the death is announced of WO1 (RSM) HT (Jack) Chaffer MM on 7 December.  RSM Chaffer served with the Queen's Royal Surreys, the 1st Battalion, RSM of the 5th Battalion and was also a Yeoman Warder at HM Tower of London. His funeral will take place at 1615 on 14 December at Northampton Crematorium.


C/S BOB GOODMAN

25 November 2015

It is with great sadness that the death is announced of Colour Sergean Bob Goodman, following a long illness.
His funeral was held on Monday December 14 at 2.15pm in St Richard’s Chapel at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium.


LT COL AW FRANKLIN

November 2015

It is with great sadness that the death is announced of Lt Col AW Franklin, ex QOB and first Commanding Officer of 2 QUEENS, aged 91.  His funeral was held at 11.15am on Friday 27 November at St Paul's Chapel, Exeter Crematorium, Exeter, Devon, EX2 6EU.


LT COL SIMON BOUCHER

November 2015

It is with great sadness that the death is announced of Lt Col Simon Boucher, ex 2nd Battalion and past Commanding Officer of 5 QUEENS. Col Simon's funeral is taking place on 18 November and will be a private family affair.  There was a Service of Thanksgiving at 2pm on 18 November at the Parish Church of St Nicholas, Pluckley, Kent, TN27 0QS.


PTE DAVE "JONAH" JONES

1 November 2015

Sadly the death is announced of Pte Dave “Jonah” Jones, ex Assault Pioneer 2 QUEENS on 1 November. His funeral will take place on the 20th November, at 10.00am  at Our Lady of Gillingham RC Church, 2a Ingram Road, Gillingham,m Kent, ME7 1YL then on to Woodlands Road Cemetery, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2DT for 11.15am.

The Wake took place at the King Charles Hotel, Brompton Road, Chatham, Kent, ME7 5QT. 12.30 hrs / 15.00hrs.  


PTE ALAN LESLEY SMITH

27 October 2015 

It is with great regret that the death is announced of Pte Alan Lesley Smith, ex 4th Battalion who died on 27 October having spent the last few years being cared for at the Vanehill Specialist Care Home in Torquay

It would appear that he had no family and so the Home would be delighted if any member of the Regiment could attend the funeral which is taking place at Torquay Crematorium at 13.30 on 11 November

His coffin was draped with the Regimental flag and the Last Post was played and the Regimental Collect said. 
North Devon News November 12


MAJOR GENERAL MF REYNOLDS CB, Colonel of the Regiment

It is with enormous sadness that I must inform you of the death yesterday of our last Colonel, General Mike Reynolds. Details of his funeral will be advised in due course.


CAPTAIN GARY ANGLIN

It is with great sadness that the death is announced of Captain Gary Anglin ex 1 QUEENS, 8 QUEENS and PWRR on 5 October.


SGT ROGER BOBROW

It is with great regret that the sudden death is announced of Sergeant Roger Bobrow who sadly passed away on Wednesday 23rd of September in The Royal Stoke Hospital following a long illness. Roger served in the QOB's and then 2 Queen's from 1966 to 1978. 


PTE ROY PEASE

The sad death on 11 September of Pte Roy Pease, ex 2 QUEENS (1964-74) is announced .  His funeral took place on 9 October at 1430 at Eltham Crematorium, Crown Woods way, London SE9 2NL and then afterwards at the Battle of Britain RAF Memorial Hall, East Hill Dartford


LCPL DAVE "JOCK" DUNCAN

The sad death is announced of LCpl Dave "Jock" Duncan, ex 2 QUEENS, on 1 Septemebr.  His funeral was held in Shrewsbury on 10 September. 


MAJOR CHRISTOPHER PARNHAM TD O.St.J

Sadly the death is announced of Major Christopher Parnham TD O.St.J who died on Friday 4 September.  Major Parnham was OC E Company (Home Service Force) of 5 QUEENS.  His funeral took place on Thursday 24 September at Ettington Church, CV37 7 SU at  1400.


CSGT PETER PARKER

The sad death is announced of CSgt Peter Parker, who joined the Queen's Own Buffs in 1965, and served with 2 QUEENS until he left the Army in 1986.  During that period he carried out a tour with 5 QUEENS in Broadstairs as PSI of the Anti-Tank Platoon.  His funeral was held at Thanet Crematorium, Manston Road, Margate, CT9 4LY on Tuesday 8 September at 1530.


LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN DYER

It is with great regret that the sudden death is announced of Lt Col John Dyer, ex 3 QUEENS and PWRR.  His funeral will take place at 1100hrs on 7 September at the Garrison Church of St George, Bulford followed by a wake at 1200 at the Officers' Mess, HQLF, Andover. All those who knew him werewelcome to attend.

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