Received from Lesley Bradshaw, Rifles County Office Gloucester

This is to advise you that??ex Pte Clifford Basil Moore? sadly ?passed away??on ?27th November 2009.?Received from David Drinkwater, Secretary, North East Scotland Branch, Friday 13th. November 2009

He served from?07.06.1945 - 02.12.1954, ?GSC, 2 Glosters 06.041946 - 21.09.1948 (Germany & Jamaica)?,?1 Glosters 1948 - 49, ?5 Glosters 1949 - 50, ?1 Devons 1950 (Malaya), ?1 Wilts 1950 - 51 (Hong Kong)?,?1 Glosters 1951 - 54 Korea


His funeral will take place on Fiday 11th December at Gloucester Crematorium at 3.00 pm

I am sorry to have to tell you that our member Richard Murphy died on Monday the 9th of November,

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he served with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers during the Korean War.

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Message received from Steve Hawes, Secretary, Middlesex Branch BKVA

Dennis Chuter ex Royal Navy recently passed away.

Dennis was a long serving and frequent attending member of the Branch

His tour in Korean waters was aboard the Aircraft carrier HMS Triumph

He will be sadly missed


Message received from The General Secretary of The RHQ RGBW? to Frank Ellison OBE, BEM, JP, General Secretary of the BKVA


"This is to advise you that Lt Col Guy Temple MC 1 Glosters 1948 - 1979 (POW Korea) sadly passed away Friday 4th September 2009.


Would it be possible to advise your members I have informed those that I know of but naturally there will be many Veterans who would of known him that I am not in touch with.


Lt Col Guy Temples funeral will take place this Friday 11th September 2009.? This will be for family only.

Donations in his memory may be made to?"Help for Heroes" and sent to the following:



AJ Wakely & Sons?Funeral Directors

91 East Street


Dorset? DT6 3LB






Archdeacon, David Brierley



Statement from the Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich the Rt Revd Nigel Stock.

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that the Venerable David Brierley, Archdeacon of Sudbury, died this morning (Saturday 1st August).

David suffered a heart attack near his home at Great Welnetham, near Bury St Edmunds; he was 55. Carolyne and I were with Gill until the arrival of her family.

Appointed Archdeacon of Sudbury in 2006, I know that David was an inspiration for the parishes and clergy in the diocese. He was a valued friend and colleague, whose faith, enthusiasm, humour and deep concern for the mission of the Church were a constant refreshment.

I know Gill and the family can count on your deep sympathy and prayers as we commend David to God.


From The BKVA National General Secretary, Frank Ellison,? OBE, BEM, JP??

It is with great sadness I have to report that our National Chaplain, The Venerable David Brierley died on Saturday 1st August.? David suffered a heart attack near his home at Great Welnetham.? He was 55.? David was not only our National Chaplain he was also a great personal friend of many of our members.? He will be greatly missed



Archdeacon David Brierley RIP



Received from Terry Price, Reading Branch 10th. July 2009

Sad news in that our stalwart member Dennis Rixon has passed to the Green Fields.

The details I have are:

?Passed away at the Sue Rider Home Nettlebed

Monday 6th July 2009 Aged 82.

Dennis served with the Royal Signals he served in Korea from May 1952 to December 1953

?Safe Journey old Comrade to the Green Fields Beyond?

Funeral arrangements are:

?South Chapel Reading Crematorium Henley Road .

Friday 17th July at 1:45pm

Family have requested NO FLOWERS

Any donations to the Sue Rider Home Nettlebed.


19th. June 2009

From David Drinkwater, Secretary and Webmaster of N. E. Scotland Branch

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that our member Malcolm T Smith died this morning?

Malcolm was one of the main stays of our branch for many years and his passing is both premature and devastating.

From Eddie Pitway. Webmaster Gloucester Branch - 27th. May 2009

D Gardiner Gloucester Regt, Member of Gloucester Branch, Died Today


Sad messages received from the BKVA National General Secretary Frank Ellison

The Rev Sam Davies MBE, MA died last week.

Frank later received the following message from Keith Davies, Sam's son.

Could I ask that you let me know the intentions of any of your members, and if there is anything further you need to know.

"Frank thanks so much for this apologies in delay coming back to you but it has been a busy day trying to put things in motion. Dad died early hours on Sunday morning in Exeter hospital. ?He was 91. His funeral / service of thanks giving was held at 1200 on Thu 26th Mar, St Michaels Church, ?Doddiscombsleigh (nr Exeter).


Dear all,? More sad news

Maj Gen Birtwistle CB, CBE, DL, MA died on Wednesday 18 March.

The funeral was held on 27 March at 1400 hours in All Saints Parish Church, High St, Northallerton, DL7 8DJ.?

Afterwards at the Red Lion Hotel.? There will also be a memorial service on a date TBC.

Members will be aware that he had not been well for some time, he had been in hospital since early February

I will advise re Medals and Standards later.




It is with sadness and regret that I announce the passing of Roger Goodliffe Phelps.

A fellow Veteran of the Korean War.

Roger was also a fellow employee with ABC and Thames Television where his talents as a Scenic Artist were second to none.

Roger was a Member of the Surrey West Branch, he served in Korea with the Royal Signals.

In addition to being a very talented artist, he was a most pleasant man.

The following message was received on the 23rd. December 2008 from Eddie Pitway,

Webmaster of the Gloucester Branch

It is with great sorrow to record the death of Ron Grimes ex Gloucestershire Regiment (POW).

Ron was not just a member but a dear friend to me we first met at
school 66 years ago and we have been friends ever since.

Reg Kitchener Royal Artillery

The following message was received today, Tuesday, December 23, 2008 2:51 AM from Will Jones

Charles O'Leary

Will is one of a group of United States Korean War Veterans who's friendship Reg had enjoyed and treasured, and they his


??????????????? It is with great regret that I have to inform you that Reg passed away this morning the 22/12/08. His lady wife, Ann telephoned me with the bad news and was so upset that she asked me to relay the sad news to you all. I for one will miss Reg a hell of a lot because every week end we would chew the fat over old times on the 'phone about our time in Korea and he would tell me about his time in India. A great pal who will be sorely missed


Received today, the first day of December 2008


Frank Ellison OBE BEM JP
Honorary General Secretary
British Korean Veterans Association

It is my sad duty to announce the death of

George Newhouse, Secretary of Gloucester Branch

I am sure you will all join me in expressing condolences to his family and branch members



Lady Mary? Downward


Some sad news regarding Lady Mary, the wife of our Patron Sir Peter Downward

as reported in todays Daily Telegraph.


Mary died peacefully in the manor care Home, Old Windsor on 3rd June aged 83.

Much loved wife of Peter and devoted mother of Joanna and loving

step-mother of Jeremy and Julian and a wonderful grandmother to their children.?

She will be much missed by her sister Doreen and her many friends particularly

from her days as Mrs Proctor, headmistress of Southover Manor School.


George Gadd, National Chairman, BKVA has written to Sir Peter to express the

condolences of Members of The Association.



Submitted by The Regimental Secretary

Rifles County Office Gloucester

Custom House

31 Commercial Road

Gloucester GL1 2HE

Tel: ext 1 ext 3



We have very sadly lost another veteran this month his details are below.?


This is to advise you that Major HJ (Spike) Pike MBE sadly passed away on Tuesday 20th May aged 87.? He served in the Glosters and the RAOC from 10 Dec 1944 - 27 Nov 1975.? He fought at the Battle of Imjin where he was captured as a POW.


No further information is know as yet with regards the??funeral.?



This is to advise you that John (Jumper) Collins passed away on Saturday 10th May 2008.? He served with the Glosters from September 1950 - Jan 1954.? He volunteered to go out to Korea where he became a POW.?


He also served with the 5th Kings Liverpool Regt, South Staffs, Kings and East Lancs, from Feb?1943 - Oct 1947,?RE (TA) 1960 - 1966 ending up as Cpl.


He then joined the RAF in June 1966 and was finally discharged in 1981.


His funeral will take place on Tuesday 20th May at 1.30 pm at Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth followed by a gathering.


Family flowers only but donations in lieu may be sent to the British Heart Foundation.


If anyone would like to write to his widow please inform Charles Haynes who will obtain her address for you.

?Please visit :->?


From Eddie Pitway, Webmaster for the Gloucester Branch. 10th. August 2007

The branch mourns the death of its only female full member. Miss R, Stone ex QARNS [ HMS MAINE]
although not known to many member the passing of a veteran is a sad thing.


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From Joan Wilby, Secretary of Wessex Branch. 22nd. July 2007

We recently lost Royal Marine David Palmer and today
we have heard of the death of Captain (Pug) Derek Mather RN, HMS Glory.


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Eddie the Gloucester Branch Webmaster, has registered the deaths of? A, Hawkins and?D,Green,

Both ex Glosters.

Farewell Old Soldiers


On Monday 11th June 2007, at The Hanworth Crematorium,

Friends, Relatives and Members of the Middlesex Branch BKVA,

gathered to take part in A Celebration of the Life of


The lifelong loving Wife of Ron Stevens of Middlesex Branch BKVA

25th February 1926 - 29th May 2007


From the General Secretary :

" Members will be saddened to hear that Ron Hancock has died. Ron was Chairman and Acting Secretary of

North Lincolnshire Branch. He will be remembered by many as a Stalwart Veteran who always did things 'His Way'


David Drinkwater, Secretary and Branch Webmaster for North East Scotland Branch

sent in the following:

Sadly I have to report the death of another of our members.

It is with much regret that I have to inform you of the loss of Mark Penman who lived at Corpach, Nr Fort William, he served in The Royal Marines as a regular soldier in Korea from Nov 1950 to Feb 1951 and also in Malaya. Mark sadly died yesterday morning (17th of March 2007)

David Drinkwater, Secretary and Branch Webmaster for North East Scotland Branch

sent in the following:

Sadly I have to report the death of another of our members.

Henry Lumsden ex Queens Own Highlanders passed away on Friday the 10th of November

Should you wish to pay tribute to Eric, or if you knew him and would like to submit a few words by way of an obituary to him,

please send the details to the BKVA? , or ,

Secretary and Webmaster of ? Northeast Scotland Branch

Donald Smith

Sadly another member has passed to the Green Fields.

Don had not been well for sometime and he had only just Started to come back to Branch meetings.

?Sadly Don passed away last Monday)

?The funeral will take place at Reading Crematorium On Wednesday 20th September @ 1:30

The Crematorium is in Henley Road Caversham.


Eric Mudie MC ex K O S B and member of the Northeast Scotland Branch died on Monday the 4th of September. Should you wish to pay tribute to Eric, or if you knew him and would like to submit a few words by way of an obituary to him, please send the details to the , or , Secretary and Webmaster of ? Northeast Scotland Branch, and if your submission is considered apt, we will display them on this page.

For Tony Barker a stalwart member of the Derby Branch, who has sadly passed away.

On behalf of War Veterans everywhere here are a few words to mark his passing: I am sure the entire BKVA Membership would concur, wish to be associated with and join, David Drinkwater the North East Scotland Branch Webmaster, and his fellow members in the entry he placed in the the Derby & Burton Branch Guestbook :

"All members of the Northeast Scotland Branch would like to express deep sorrow and send heartfelt condolences to Pat and the family over the very sad loss of Tony Barker. Tony was a very good friend, I was proud to have served in the same unit as Tony during the Korea War, the friendship born out of that conflict remained strong to this day. You have lost a very special person who had a Gods given gift which enabled him to produce correspondence so meaningful and so very humorous. It was always a pleasure to receive your Branch magazine. Your loss leaves a hole in your committee that will be hard to fill but rest assured that his loss is Gods gain and no doubt Tony has already got his pen in hand to produce similar items in the highest branch that there is. God bless you Tony, it was a real pleasure knowing you".

And from Edgar Green of Reading Branch concerning Albert Bartlett, also of Reading Branch, the following:

He wrote: One of your contacts who was Albert Bartlett i.e. is no longer
with us, he passed away a few weeks ago.? He was one of my ex Middlesex men.

(Further words for Albert's obituary are invited and would be welcome from any of his Family, Friends and/or fellow Veterans)

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