VETERANS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERVICES 
Supporting all those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and Merchant Navy 
as they experience bereavement and loss. 
 
 
 
 

Announcements from families who have contacted Veterans Bereavement Support 

LEONARD ASKEW 
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Len Askew late of Fulham, London. He passed away suddenly on 21st December 2017 aged 85. Sadly Len has no known family and few friends. He served as an Aircraftman on Helicopters during National Service for which he was very proud. A service of thanksgiving for his life will take place on Monday 22nd January 2018 at 1215hrs in the West Chapel , Putney Vale Crematorium. Veterans Bereavement Support is pleased to be working with Agincourt Funeral Services www.agincourtcarriagemasters.com 
 
REGINALD HESTER 
We are saddened to hear of the passing for Reginald Charles Hester aged 85. He served in Royal Air Force, 656 Squadron from 1949 -1952 and he passed away on the 8th January 2018. A service to give thanks for his life will take place on Tuesday 6th February 2018 at 12.30pm at Hastings Crematorium. The Cemetery/The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2A. Veterans Bereavement Support Service is pleased to be working with Miranda at Sayce and Bull Funerals and with his family to ensure that his service to King and Country is remembered. 
 
 
SGT. ROBERT MORETON 
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Robert Moreton aged 70 years late of Somerset. He served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for many years. 
A service of thanksgiving for his life will be held on Friday 26th January 2018 at 1400hrs at Sedgemoor Crematorium. Stretcholt, Bridgwater. Somerset, TA6 4SR. Anyone who knew Robert or served with him is welcome to attend the funeral. Veterans Bereavement Support is working with Oaks Funerals and the family to ensure his wishes are met. www.oakfunerals.co.uk 
 
PHILLIP ENGLAND 
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Philip England late of Yorkshire, who has passed away at the age of 76. He served in the Royal Marines from 1960. He kept quiet about his time in the Royal Marines until later in his life. Sadly missed by his Son and Daughter. A service to give thanks for his life will take place on Friday 2nd February 2018 at 11am at Octon Crematorium. Veterans Bereavement Support is pleased to be working closely with the family to ensure that they are supported and wishes are met. 
 
HILARY LASHBROOK 
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Hilary Lashbrook aged 76 late of Rye, Sussex. Hilary served in the Womens Royal Air Force from 1959 -1961. Now flying with the angels. Her funeral will take place on 18th January 2018 at Hastings Crematorium, RAF Standards are welcome to attend. Veterans Bereavement Support is pleased to be working with the family and Sayce and Bull Funeral Directors to ensure Hilary has a fitting final journey. www.sayceandbull.com 
 
JOHN "JACK" ROBERTS 
John passed away on the 29th December 2017 aged 79 years. He was a National Serviceman for several years and is sadly missed by his wife Ann, his family and friends. A service of thanksgiving will take place om 16th January 2018 at 10:15am at Hastings Crematorium. Veterans Bereavement Support are pleased to be working with the family and Sayce and Bull Funeral Directors www.sayceandbull.com 
 
CHRISTOPHER DAIN 
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Christopher Dain on the 16th December 2017 aged 68 . He served in the Merchant Navy in the 1960s. His funeral takes place on 15th January 2018 in Eastlbourne. We pleased to be working with Sayce and Bull Funerals to ensure he has a veterans style funeral. www.sayceandbull.com 
 
JOHN GOUGH 
We are saddened to announce the passing of John William Gough who passed away on 28th December 2017 aged 67. Muchloved husband of Maria. He served in REME between 1968 and 1977 and achieved the rank of Corporal. We have been working with Maria to provide advice and support during these sad times and put her in touch with a local funeral director. The funeral will take place at Eltham Crematorium of 16th January 2018. More details from Button Family Funeral Directors 
 
 
ANTHONY THORNE aka Tony Gannon 
 
Anthony Thorne aged 58 years served in the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment until 1980. Anthony passed away on 5th January 2018 and will be sadly missed by his partner Christine, Sister Jackie and his friends.. Veterans Bereavement Support Services have been working closely with the family for several months and is pleased to be working with Granville Funeral Services of Pontefract to ensure he has a fitting funeral service  
 
WILLIAM MCVICAR 
We were saddened to hear of the passing of William McVicar aged 70 years who passed away on 28th December 2017 in Scotland. He served in the Royal Navy from 1960 -1985 including service in the Falklands. We are working with his family to make funeral arrangements and provide support to his family. We are please to be working with Barry at Stevenson Funeral Directors of Fife to ensure Williams funeral is in line with their wishes and relfects his service to our Country www.stevensonfuneraldirectors.co.uk 
 
MALGWYN DAVIES 
We were saddened to be informed of the passing of Malgwyn Davies of Kent aged 83. He served in the Royal Marines from 1950 -1961. We were contacted by his Son for help and support and are working together with the family to ensure that he has a fitting funeral and to support the family at this sad time 
 
 
STEVEN NORMAN 
Steven Norman - late of the Merchant Navy passed away on 22nd December 2017 in Bristol. We are working with his family to assist with funeral arrangements and providing additional support to his brother at this sad time. 
 
KEITH NORTH 
We have been informed of the passing of Keith North aged 84 years who served in the Royal Air Force for many years and who passed away on 26th December 2017. We were contacted by his daughter and are working with her to make the funeral arrangements and support the family His funeral will take place on 22nd January at 10am at South Lincolnshire Crematorium. 
 
DEREK HARPER 
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Derek Harper aged 78 years, late of Yorkshire. He served in National Service. Derek passed away on 10th December 2017 and sadly has no known family. Veterans Bereavement Support Service is working with the local Authority to ensure that he has a dignified funeral. 
 
 
GUY FORD 
Guy Ford aged 60yrs late of Tidworth. He served in the Army Catering Corps from 1961 – 1989 and served across the globe including during the Falkland Conflict. Sadly, Guy passed away on the 6th December 2017 following a battle with Cancer. Veterans Bereavement Support is working directly with guys brother to ensure his funeral wishes are met. A service of thanksgiving for his life will take place on Monday 5th February 2018 at 1215hrs at Salisbury Crematorium. All who knew him are welcome to attend. 
 
 
ERNEST INGRAM 
Ernest John Ingram served in the Army in the 1950s including service in Japan, Hong Kong and in Korea. Ernest passed away on 30th October 2017 aged 84 years. 
Sadly no family can be traced and Veterans Bereavement Support Service have been working closely with the local Council and Mr. Ingram’s carers to try and locate relatives to no avail. The funeral will take place on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at 10.20am Southend Crematorium Sutton Road Southend in the Small South Chapel. 
 
 
THOMAS (CLIFF) WORRALL 
Thomas Clifford Worrall passed away recently. He was known as Cliff he served as a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF from approximately 1940-1946, and in the Auxiliary Forces thereafter. His funeral will take place on Monday 18th December at 11.30 am, at Overdale Crematorium (West Chapel). Overdale Dr, Bolton BL1 5BU. Veterans Bereavement Support Service is pleased to be working with Deighans Funeral Parlour of Bolton and Cliff’s family to ensure his funeral wishes are met. 
 
 
RAYMOND HARVEY 
Raymond (Ray) Harvey aged 76 years late of Watton. Norfolk. Served in the Welsh Guards for several years. Veterans Bereavement Support are working with Andrew Francis Funeral Directors in Watton to ensure that Ray has a fitting final journey. 
 
 
ROY KIRK 
Roy Kirk served on HMS Juno in the 70's he also served on Victorious, Hermes and Eagle , and was based for a time at RNAS Yeovilton ending his Naval career on the hovercraft unit at HMS Deadalus in Lee on the Solent where he was a CPO he served from 1958 - 1980, Sadly he passed away on the 22nd November aged 77. His funeral will take place on Thursday 14th December at 12noon in the South Chapel of Portchester Crematorium. Upper Cornaway Ln, Portchester, Fareham PO16 8NE the attendance of standard bearers and a guard of honour would be welcome to ensure that he receives a fitting final journey. Veterans Bereavement Support Services working with Roy’s Family at this sad time. 
 
 
PATRICK BYRNE 
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Patrick Byrne aged 91 years who served in the Yorkshire Regiment during World War Two. Patrick’s funeral takes place on Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 12 Noon in Woodlands Crematorium, Scarborough. Veterans Bereavement Support is pleased to be working with Kevin Moxon Funeral Directors 
 
 
 
KENNETH KIDD 
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Kenneth Kidd late of Norfolk who served in the Royal Green Jackets. His funeral takes place on 24th November and we are pleased to be working with his family and Janet at Andrew Francis Funeral Directors in Swaffham and have presented the family with a memorial pin. Swift and Bold 
 
 
 
 
 
RONALD ETCHELLS 
Lieutenant Brigadier Ronald Etchells aged 100. Served in the 56th Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery. He passed away on 03 November 2017. His funeral will take place on Tuesday 21st November at 12.45 at Eastbourne Family Chapel. Hide Hollow, Eastbourne BN23 8AE. 
Veterans Bereavement Support is pleased to be working alongside Miranda at Sayce and Bull Funeral Directors to ensure that Ronald has a dignified funeral service and in supporting those who mourn his passing. www.sayceandbull.com 
TERRY CONNOLLY 
Terence Christopher Connolly known as Terry aged 80 served in the Royal Air Force from 1955 -1960. His funeral will take place on Monday 20th November 2017 at 3.15pm at Eastbourne Crematorium Main Chapel 
Veterans Bereavement Support is pleased to be working alongside Miranda at Sayce and Bull Funeral Directors to ensure that Ronald has a dignified funeral service and in supporting those who mourn his passing. www.sayceandbull.com 
CPO JIM GREEN 
A service of thanksgiving for the life of CPO James " Jim" Green who served in the Royal Navy including the Falklands Campaign, will take place on Friday 27th October 2017 at 10:00hrs at Portchester Crematorium. All those who served with him, knew him or would like to mark his passing are very welcome to attend the service. Standard Bearers will also be very welcome and a Veterans Guard of honour. Muster at 09:35 at the Crematorium. Flowers or donations in his memory to the Falkland Veterans Association - there will be a collection after the service. Veterans Bereavement Support have been working with Jim's wife in making arrangements for the funeral and are pleased to be working with Agincourt Funeral Directors of Selsey. 
GLENN APPLEYARD 
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Glenn Appleyard, served in the Navy for 6 years as communications officer. His Funeral service will take place on Wednesday 18th October, 1pm at Kirkleatham Crematorium. Veterans bereavement support service is pleased to be working with Roseberry Funeral Services to ensure Glenn’s service is commemorated. He did not want the ceremonial aspects of his funeral. 
www.roseberryfuneralservice.co.uk 
EILEEN SHOTTER 
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Eileen Shotter, formally in the WRNS and was in the war room as a telephonist during World War Two. Her Funeral is on Monday 16th October, 10am at Kirkleatham Crematorium. Donations to Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust. Veterans bereavement support service is pleased to be working with Roseberry Funeral Services to ensure Eileen’s service is commemorated. She did not want the ceremonial aspects of her funeral. 
www.roseberryfuneralservice.co.uk 
 
LESLIE GRAHAM 
Leslie Graham has passed away aged 82 years and Leslie served as an officer in the Royal Navy and has passed away aged 82 years. His funeral will take place on Wednesday 18th October 9.00am at Durham crematorium. South Rd, Durham DH1 3TQ The attendance of standard bearers and veterans would be appreciated so that his final journey isn't a lonely one. Veterans Bereavement Support Services is working with the funeral director for this service. 
 
TIMOTHY HANCOCK 
Timothy Hancock, aged 60 years crossed the bar recently, he served in the Royal Navy from 1972 – 1980. A service of thanksgiving of his life will take place on Thursday 12th October 2017 at 1300hrs at Overdale Crematorium. Overdale Dr, Bolton BL1 5BU and the attendance of standard bearers would be much appreciated by his family. 
Veterans Bereavement Support Services is pleased to be working with Tim’s family and also Deighans Funeral Service of Bolton to ensure that Tim has a fitting funeral that reflects his service in the Royal Navy. www.deighansfunerals.co.uk 
 
ANTHONY (TONY) KELLY 
Anthony (Tony) Kelly unexpectedly on 26th September 2017 aged 31 years. Tony served in the Royal Signals previously. Missed by those who knew him. Tony’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 14:45hrs at Dunfermline Crematorium, Masterton Rd, Dunfermline KY11 8QR 
Veterans Bereavement Support Services have been working very closely with the family of Tony and Barry Hamilton-Stevenson at Stevenson Funeral Services www.stevensonfuneraldirectors.co.uk 
 
CHARLES SHARPLES 
Charles Sharples aged 92 served in the Royal Navy during World War Two. His funeral will take place on Thursday 12th October 2017 at 11am at Telford Crematorium, Woodhouse Lane, Red Hill, Telford, TF2 9NJ. Veterans Bereavement Support Service is pleased to be working with Mr Sharples family and Mark Jackson Funerals of Wolverhampton. 
 
JOHN WALKER 
We are saddened to report the passing suddenly in Lanzarote of Johnny Walker aged 54, Lance Corporal in 2nd Parachute Regiment. Sadly, missed by his Mum, Partner, Family, and friends. Johnny's funeral will take place on Friday 13th October at 1315hrs at Mountsett Crematorium, Ewehurst Road, Dipton, County Durham, DH9 9JP. The attendance of Veterans, Standards and anyone who served with him would be appreciated. Veterans Bereavement Support Services is working directly with the family to provide them the support needed at this sad time and with the funeral director to plan for the ceremonial aspects of the funeral. 
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