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Feb 14

The Death of Major Nobby Clarke

Major Arthur ‘Nobby’ Clarke, who served with the Wiltshire Regiment from 1932 to 1955, passed away on 1st February 2018 aged 103.

Whilst a resident of Devizes since leaving the Army and then he resided at the Nursing Home in Market Lavington for the last 7 years.

The funeral service will be held at St James Church Devizes on Wednesday 28 February at 12:30 hrs.

The undertaker is John Stewart of Devizes.

contact details are:

Richard Buxton
Home Tel: 01256 880480
Mobile: 07774 215226
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If you require any further details please do not hesitate

Feb 8

The death of Alan Baynham-Jones

Alan Robert Baynham-Jones who worked at the Reg. Museum for over 10 years although he was quite ill at the time he carried the Glosters standard with pride. He was secretary for the Forest of Dean for many years. He died May 22 nd 2017

Feb 8

The Death of Gerald Lancaster 1Wilts

The death of Gerald Douglas Lancaster Private Driver 19065157 Wilts Regiment 1946-1948

Bill as he was known all his life had the honour of driving the CO Basil Coad during his period of service in Germany. Bill would have celebrated his 90th birthday this year and thankfully although not in robust health spent only a very short period in Salford Royal Hospital.

His family would appreciate you letting comrades know of his passing. His funeral is being held at Peel Green Cremetorium Eccles on the 16th of February at 14.20.

Feb 7

The death of Sgt David White DERR


Sgt David White

Sgt David White suddenly passed away on Sunday 4th February 2018. There is no further information regarding his funeral at this time. Our condolences go out to his family

Sgt Dave White funeral arrangements
1200hrs on 14 March at Barham Crematorium, Canterbury road, Barham, CT4 6QU.
Followed by a memorial tea at the Howfield Manor Hotel, Howfield Lane, Chartham Hatch, CT4 7HQ.
To help with numbers for the memorial tea can you please inform Mike Bryant on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are attending.
Family Flowers only
If you wish you can make a donation to either British Heart Foundation or SSAFA. This should be through the funeral directors CW Lyons and sons ltd 70 Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1NE. Or ring 01227 463508

Feb 6

New 1918 exhibition at The Rifles Museum Salisbury

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum


Private James Bird of the Wiltshire Regiment – for six weeks his wife feared that he was dead

A new First World War exhibition at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum in Salisbury focuses on the Allied victory a century ago in 1918 and on the dramatic, and sometimes tragic, personal stories of the Wiltshire Regiment and Royal Berkshire Regiment soldiers who played their part in it.

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Feb 4

The Death of Brian Fitz-Gerald, DERR

From Carl Fitz-Gerald

"It is with great sadness that I am announcing the death of my dad, Brian Fitz-Gerald. He passed away on Friday 2nd February 2018. He would have loved his old comrades to attend his memorial service, details yet to be confirmed. Anyone who is friends with my mum, please feel free to contact her as it is helping her through this difficult time. RIP Dad, Farmers Boy forever."

Feb 3



Hello all Farmers Boys!

The newly formed Committee to organise a fitting celebration to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the formation of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment – for ease known as DERR@60 – met at the Wyvern Club in Devizes last Saturday before the Regimental Association AGM.

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Feb 1

Whitehall Remembrance Parade 2018

Whitehall Remembrance Parade 2018

The Association secretary has been asked by a few members about tickets for the Cenotaph Service and Parade in Whitehall on 11th November 2018.

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Jan 31

The Death of Ex WO1 Nigel Borlase Bandmaster 1 DERR

We are sorry to have to inform you that Ex WO1 Nigel Borlase Bandmaster 1 DERR passed away on 27/01/2018 after a long illness. We have also been informed that there will be no funeral as he has donated his body to medical Science. 

Our most sincere condolences go out to his family

Jan 28

The Death of Sgt Gilly Cromwell

We are sorry to have to inform you that Mr Gilly Cromwell one of our RGBW Severn Branch Gloucester members passed away on Sunday 21st January at 14:40.

His funeral details.
It will be held on the 15 February 10:00 at
St Barnabas church Gloucester .


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