The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association

Supporting veterans from Gloucestershire's, Berkshire's and Wiltshire's infantry regiments

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In Memoriam 2020

Deaths of our veterans which have been reported in 2020

The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment

The Gloucestershire Regiment

22390423 Pte Terrence Shapter.

(Date unkown)


 Major Peter JM Whiteman

Died 13 Febuary 2020


Christopher Blick

Served 1 Glosters Died 1st. February 2020


24713223 Carl Dabbs who served with 1 Glosters from 1984 to 1994 and who passed away in November 2019. We have no other details


Tim Barton
1983-86
Died November 2019

Served 1 Glosters 60s-70s
Died 12th January 2020


5827444 Cpl Victor Roy Townsend
served 1 Glosters at the Battle of the Imjin River.
Died 29th December 2019


24713223 Carl Dabbs
Served 1 Glosters 1984-94
Died November 2019


Mark 'Ozzie' Osborne
Served 1 Glosters


The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment

Sadly we have to report the death of Band Sergeant Bill Lee of the Wiltshire Regiment and DERR. He was a trombone player and a regular member of the both Regimental Hockey teams for many years. He passed away on 10 Feb 2020. Funeral details will be posted when known.

The Royal Berkshire Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel C L Tremellen.

Colin Tremellen was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment and served in the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment before going on to command 1 WESSEX.


The Seven Branch are sad to report the passing of their branch & founder Seven branch member Mr Bill Spiers.

The Wiltshire Regiment

Received from Stephen Wensley. It is with sadness that I report the passing of my grandfather, Clifford Wensley, who passed away at home on Monday 13th January 2020 at the age of 101.


Major Arthur Cainey passed away on 14 January 2020 aged 103 at his home in Cheltenham.


Cyril G Cox, formerly of 29 Lansdowne Road, Wrington, Bristol passed away in December 2019 and we are grateful to his son Michael for passing this information on. Cyril served in the Wiltshire Regiment from 1944 until the end of WW2.


 Belatedly we have learnt of the passing of Mr H. R. Carter, formerly of the Wiltshire Regiment who died on 8th October 2018 aged 101. Unfortunately we have no other details.


Sadly we have to report the death of Band Sergeant Bill Lee of the Wiltshire Regiment and DERR. He was a trombone player and a regular member of the both Regimental Hockey teams for many years. He passed away on 10 Feb 2020. Funeral details will be posted when known.

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