Obituaries

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

 

4 Jan 2020

It is my very sad duty to inform you all of the death of David Brooksbank late KOYLI and 2LI who sadly passed away on 18 Dec 2019 aged 77. David enlisted on 5 Nov 1958 and served with the KOYLI and then 2LI until his discharge

Our thoughts and condolences are...

25 Nov 2019

It is my very sad duty to inform you all of the death of George Lyons late KOYLI and DLI who sadly passed away on 15 Nov 2019 aged 96.  George enlisted on 16 Jun 1942 and served with 2/4 KOYLI before transferring to 16 DLI. 

Our thoughts and condolences a...

18 Nov 2019

It is my very sad duty to inform you all of the death of Walter Adams, a founder member of Pontefract Branch and late RAPC who sadly passed away on 23 Oct 2019 aged 84.  Walter was a KOYLI cadet before enlisting into the RAPC rising to the rank of Warrant Officer Class...

14 Nov 2019

It is my very sad duty to inform you all of the death of Barry Wilemen, late KOYLI and 2LI who sadly passed away at home on 27 Oct 2019 aged 73. 

Barry’s family have written:

Barry passed leave behind a loving wife Janet, three children; Donna, Keith, and Craig,  nine gr...

13 Nov 2019

It is my very sad duty to inform you all of the death of Malcolm Pigg, late 1st Bn KOYLI who sadly passed away at home on 28 Oct 2019 aged 77. 

Our thoughts and condolences are with Malcolm's family and friends at this sad time.  Rest in peace Malcolm your duty done tak...

10 Oct 2019

It is my very sad duty to inform you all of the death of Bernard Vause, late 2KOYLI who sadly passed away on 3 Oct 2019 aged 96.  Berand, a member of Pontefract, served in India, and Burma, Italy and Austria.  Our thoughts and condolences are with Bernard's family and...

23 Sep 2019

It is my very sad duty to inform you all of the death of Major Christopher L’Estrange Backhouse, late KOYLI who sadly passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday 19th September following a long illness.  His wife Caroline and family members were with him.

He joined T...

28 Aug 2019

The Rifles are extremely sad to announce the death of Rifleman (Captain) Gary ‘Gaz’ Case. Hugely loved and respected by all Riflemen across The Regiment. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We ask that their privacy is respected during this difficult time.

On...

14 Aug 2019

Dereck 'Desi' Boldison late 2LI passed away on 6 Aug 2019 aged 63 in Leeds surrounded by his family.  Our thoughts and condolences are with 'Desi's' wife Uli and his family and friends.  Rest in peace Desi your duty done the bugles sound No More Parades as you join you...

13 Jun 2019

It is with sadness we announce that Mr William (Bill) Murrie late 2LI passed away on 29 May 2019 aged 60 after losing his fight with a rare type of cancer.  Our condolences are with Bill's family and friends.  RIP Bill your duty done take your place in the Final RV.  C...

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