MR M R DAWES BEM
Many will be sad to hear of the recent news concerning the death of Mr Michael (Dickie) Dawes, aged 68 years old. Born on 1st May 1948, he enlisted in April 1966 and subsequently joined 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Following his initial years Dickie Dawes became one of an exceptional group of Non-Commissioned Officers serving at regimental duty and beyond. He made his mark during successive operational tours in Northern Ireland and elsewhere. He was Mentioned in Dispatches in 1972 and awarded the British Empire Medal in 1979. Later, he fulfilled an ambition by attaining the rank of WO1. Thereafter, and having completed regular service, he was re-employed within a non-deployable role.
The Funeral of Dickie Dawes will be held at the South Bristol Cemetery and Crematorium, Bridgwater Road, Bedminster Down, Bristol, BS13 7AS (0117 903 8330) on Friday 2nd December 2016. The Funeral Service will begin at 1.00 pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired may be made to ‘Cancer Research UK’ via the Funeral Directors: Arthur. E. Davey & Sons, 82 Silver Street, Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 2DS (01275 852307). Members of The Gloucestershire Regiment and their families, as well as others in the Army that knew Dickie and his own family, will be welcomed.
Those that wish to write to Dickie’s widow, Mrs Melanie Dawes, may do so at the following address: 8 Braikenridge Close, Cleveland, North Somerset, BS21 5LA.