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Oct 5

The Death of 14187880 Pte. Denis R (Archie) Coram.

The recent death on 25th September 2019 of Mr Denis Roy (Archie) Coram, aged 91. Known in Exeter as the 'Singing Bus Conductor'

Archie was born on 17th July 1928 and is listed on the Imjin Roll as 14187880 Private D R Coram, he served in C Company, 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment, at the Battle of the Imjin River; he was subsequently captured and became a Prisoner of War.

The funeral of Archie will be held at Exeter Crematorium, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 6EU on Thursday 10th October, beginning at 1300hrs. Members of the Somerset branch will be in attendance with a wreath and supported by his local RBL and members of the Devonshire and Dorset Regimental Association.
Can anyone planning to attend please notify the Somerset Branch secretary at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will then forward anticipated numbers to the organisers.

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Aug 27

The Death of Frank Cottam, Glosters

You may wish to be aware of the recent death of Mr Frank Cottam MBE, aged 93. Frank, as a regular army sergeant, served in A Company, 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment, at the Battle of the Imjin River. He was subsequently taken prisoner.

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Aug 27

The Death of Pte.Henry James (Jim) Brown, Glosters

22192166 Pte.Henry James (Jim) Brown
You may wish to be aware of the recent death of Mr Henry James (Jim) Brown. Jim saw action in Malaya and brief service in Hong Kong before being posted to Korea where, shortly before the Battle of the Imjin River, he joined 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment.

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Aug 24

The Death of Colin Humphries , 1 Glosters

We have been informed by Mrs Kay Humphries that her husband Colin Humphries 1 Glosters passed away on Monday 19th August. A much liked and respected member of The Glosters
Funeral details to follow when known.

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Aug 9

The Death of Cpl George 'Sailor' Godsall served 1 Glosters

Cpl George 'Sailor' Godsall served 1 Glosters from 1957 until the 70's Died 25th July 2019. He was nicknamed 'Sailor' having served in the Royal Navy during the Korean War.

Notice from Gloucester Citizen yesterday.

Former Cpl. George Of Hucclecote Passed away peacefully at Gloucester Royal Hospital on 25th July 2019, aged 88 years.

Funeral Service and Cremation at Gloucester Crematorium on Thursday 15th August 2019 at 11.00am. Family flowers only please. Donations are invited for R N L I, may be sent c/o S C & B S Cocks, Funeral Directors, 59, Hucclecote Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester. GL3 3TL

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