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  • The Death of Clifford Wensley. 4th Wilts
  • The death of Lieutenant Colonel C L Tremellen.
  • The Death of Colonel Desmond Redding
  • The Ferozeshah Commemoration Service Devizes 1st December 2019
  • Funeral Arrangements for Patricia (Trish) Wakelin
Jan 17

The Death of Clifford Wensley. 4th Wilts

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.

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Jan 7

The death of Lieutenant Colonel C L Tremellen.

          

 

I have just been informed by Colonel M R W C Vernon-Powell of the death of 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.

A service of remembrance for Colin will be held at St Julian's Church, Wellow, BA2 8RE at 1200 hrs on Friday 17th Jan 2020. This will be followed by a 'scratch luncheon' in the church.

Those who would wish to write to Jill the details are as follows:

Mrs Tremellen
St Julian's Well
Wellow
Bath BA2 8QS

Tel 01225 833506

e-mail:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Dec 19

The Death of Colonel Desmond Redding

       

Message received by the Chairman from Colonel Vernon-Powell “it is with great sadness that I write to inform you Desmond Redding died peacefully last night (16 December) at home. This was expected and a relief to his suffering”. Colonel Desmond Redding was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment serving and then serving in 1 DERR. He went on to command 2 WESSEX. Further details will be provided when released by the family.

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Dec 9

The Ferozeshah Commemoration Service Devizes 1st December 2019

The Ferozeshah Commemoration Service Devizes 1st December 2019

The Annual Ferozeshah Gathering and Church Service took place in Devizes on the 1st December 2019. There was another record attendance of 109 people made up by Association Members of all ranks and ages, with their wives, partners and families, some of them travelling enormous distances to get there, which is a fantastic effort and long may that last.

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Dec 7

Funeral Arrangements for Patricia (Trish) Wakelin

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Trish died in the early hours of Monday morning, 2nd December, after a tough battle against cancer.

A funeral service for family and close friends will take place at the Salisbury Crematorium, 1 Barrington Road, Salisbury SP1 3JB at 10.45am on Friday 13th December.

This will be followed by a Thanksgiving Service in St Augustine's Church in Upton Lovell, Nr Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 0JW at 2.30pm to which all are invited.

A reception will then take place in a heated marquee in the garden of Richard and Belinda Southwell directly after the service. The garden is immediately adjacent to the church.

Family flowers only. Donations are invited in memory of Trish towards the Salvation Army and St Augustine's Church through I.N. Newman Ltd, Funeral Directors, Griffin House, 55 Winchester Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP6 1AX or tel : 01722 413136

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