It was with the sadness that we learnt that Colin Ward passed away on 22 Jul 17, Salamanca Day, in Barnsley General Hospital after a short illness. Our thoughts, prays and condolences are with Colin’s wife Marlene, his family and friends at the very sad time.
Colin born in 28 Sep 35 enlisted into the KOYLI on 1 Nov 54. He saw service in Cyprus, Malaya, Borneo and South Arabia. He was discharged on 9 Jan 67. Colin has always been a very active member of the Association and was the Secretary on Barnsley Branch until it folded. Together, with his great friend Peter Bate, Colin joined Wakefield Branch where he was highly respected and will be greatly missed. Colin always spoke the exaltation at the start of Branch Meetings and when he was present at any funeral of a fellow KOYLI brother.
Colin will be missed by everyone in the Association.
As a mark of the utmost respect for Colin it is fitting to write the words of the exaltation:
“They shall not grow 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."
Colin your duty done with pride and respect, the bugle sounds for you to join your brothers-in-arms in the final RV. Rest in Peace Colin. Cede Nullis.
My mother and her family would like to thank The Standard Bearers and the bugler and KOYLI members who attended my fathers funeral on Friday. You did my Father Colin Ward and our family proud. Again thank you, you are great Veterans.