Rest in Peace
1959 - 1972
Frost - died 8th.December 1972 at the Royal Military
Hospital, Woolwich. Enlisted into DCLI on 24th. October
1953. He was promoted to substantive Sgt. in October 1955
and served with the Bn. in Jamaica and Osnabruck and after
amalgamation with 1 SCLI and ( TA ) Bn's of the Regiment.
In 1969 he was appointed RSM. of 1 LI and served with
that Bn. in BAOR and Northern Ireland before returning
in 1971 to assist in the raising of the 6th. Bn. LI. (
Volunteers ) at Bath.
24080960 Pte Peter
G P Storror - died 5 August 1969, he was killed
in Kenya in a traffic accident while driving from Mombasa
to Nanuki. He had served in Gravesend, Aden, Norway &
Major Peter Frederick
Gooch. P/358950 - Bn. 1925. Missing
believed killed whilst on active service on 3/09/1967
when the helicopter was shot down in which he, with others,
was on an operational flight to a place some 200 miles
east of Aden. He was born in Kenya and educated there
and in Taunton. He enlisted in the Kenya Regt. in January
1944 and served in Mauritius rising to the rank of Sgt.
In 1945 he passed his OCTU course at Njoro being selected
for the "Belt of Honour". In 1947 he was accepted
for a regular commission in the Som LI. but did not join
till 1949 when he was posted to L.I.B.T.C. He later joined
the 1st Bn. serving in B.A.O.R. and Malaya. In 1953 he
was seconded to K.A.R. He married in 1955 and in 1958
he returned to the 1st Bn. this time at Warminster where
they were Demonstration Bn. During the time of amalgamation
he took up a staff appointment at HQ Wessex Command returning
to the LI Brigade in 1961 for a tour with the DLI. in
B.A.O.R. and UK. This was followed by a further staff
appointment at the School of Infantry and MOD A.F.D.12.
In February 1966 he volunteered for service with the South
Arabian Federal Regular Army. His last appointment was
as G.S.O. II G.H.Q. South Arabian Army.
TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 23RD JANUARY 1968
Hewitt. - died 1967 - killed in Land Rover accident
Cpl. Anthony Greenslade
- died 20th October 1966, he joined DCLI to do his NS
Service and became a PT. enthusiast with 1 SCLI. He married
in Gibraltar, he was then posted to The Light Infantry
Brigade Depot at Shrewsbury. Early in 1966 his military
career was prematurely ended by his discharge on medical
Leonard William Roy Collings
- 23709939 - died 9th September 1966 as a result
of a terrorist mine explosion whilst on Active Service
in Mukeiras, Aden. ( Age not given in Light Bob) Serving
with B Company 1 SCLI.
Edward Oakley. 24078593. - died 11th. July 1966,
at Khormaksar Beach Hospital, Aden, from injuries sustained
on active service. He had only recently joined the Bn.
from the LI. Brigade Depot at Shrewsbury. Fatally injured
by explosion of a terrorist grenade thrown at a mobile
patrol of which he was a member in Sheikh Othman. ( Age
not given in Light Bob) Serving with A Company 1 SCLI.
Maj. Robert James
Briscoe - died 29th. June 1965,aged 39yrs. He died
at St. Andrews Hospital, Northampton. First commissioned
in 1948 he then obtained a short service commission in
1949. He served on secondment with the Special Police
Forces in Eritrea, and also with the Ox and Bucks. He
also served at this period with the KSLI. He was appointed
to Regular commission into the DCLI in 1953 and served
with 1 DCLI He also served on the staff in Germany and
with HQ.Near East Land Forces in Cyprus. In October 1963
he was posted to 1 SCLI in Berlin as a Coy.Commander,
he served in that post until October 1964. He retired
from the army on medical grounds on 29th. May 1965.
Pte Robert John Linton
- died on 25th July 1964 at New West End Hospital,
( Age not given in Light Bob) Joined
LI. Brigade in 1959 as a Junior Bugler, after 6 Months
at Depot posted to Depot of SCLI. In 1961 he joined the
Bn.in Gibraltar as a Buglar, serving later with Assault
Pioneer Platoon in Gibraltar and later Berlin.
Robin Christopher Edwards - 455015 - Killed
in Action 30th. April 1964 in the Aden Protectorate (
No age given in Silver Bugle ) Commissioned into DCLI
in December 1957.Served in Osnabruck with 1 DCLI. and
then on amalgamation with 1 SCLI, until appointed Training
Subaltern at the Regimental Depot, Bodmin and then to
the LI.Brigade Depot. He later volunteered for duty with
the SAS. Whilst training for this duty he contracted Poliomyelitis.
He however made a remarkable recovery and was able to
continue serving with the SAS. He was serving with the
SAS when killed.
Thomas Charles Bradley
- died 12th.March 1964 aged 32yrs, rank Cpl. The
death took place at his married quarters in Shrewsbury.
Enlisted into DCLI and served in East Africa, Jamaica
Bermuda and two tours in BAOR. after the amalgamation
returned to UK then moved with the Bn. to Gibraltar. In
1962 he was posted to LI.Depot Shrewsbury, Junior Soldiers
Company as a Band Instructor.
Remembered by Don Chapman in July 2011.
Sadly Tom Bradley died, oh so many years
ago now. He went to Shrewsbury in charge of the boys and
on a trip to I believe, Northumberland he picked up a
nasty virus which took his life. Apart from being a fantastic
musician he was a lovely, lovely, gentle giant of a man.
Leslie Garth Rollings
- , Cpl Leslie Garth Rollings, Bn.1932. Died 25/12/1963
at Queen Alexandra's Hospital, Millbank, London, aged
31yrs. He was born in Pont, Lanteglos, Fowey and enlisted
into the DCLI in 1952. Apart from a short tour with 1st
Bn. DCLI in B.A.O.R. the greater part of his service consisted
of Depot life. He served in the Depots SCLI. KOYLI. and
finally at the LI Brigade Depot. He was a member of the
QM's staff and also a MT Cpl. and Depot CO's driver. His
funeral at Lanteglos Parish Church was attended by a bearer
party from the LI Brigade Depot, Shrewsbury under Sgt.Basham
and by Lt Col. E.E.Fry, Maj. A.R.Croucher, Lt. (QM) J.
Passmore, Sgt.Bright and Cpl. Brown. Last Post and Reveille
were sounded by Cpl's Archer and Delamere. Cpl. Rollings
leaves a widow and two small sons.
Sgt. Ronald Phillip
Perrett - died 9th.July 1963,aged 36yrs.SCLI. He
died at the British Military Hospital, Tidworth. Prior
to his death he was attatched to the Army School of Civil
Defence at Devizes. ( No other details given in the Light
C/Sgt. Alfred Ellis
- died 10th.Febuary 1963, following a road traffic accident
in Cyrenaica. Buried at Benghazi Military Cemetery. (age
possibly 37) Enlisted in October 1944 as a gunner. Joined
1 Som.LI. in 1946 who were then stationed in Deolali,
India. Left India in advance of the Bn. and returned to
the Depot in Taunton. He received his first promotions
whilst serving at the Depot. He was promoted to Signals
Sgt. in 1953 and was posted to 1st. African Rifles with
whom he served until 1956 when he rejoined 1 Som.LI. in
Plymouth. He was in A Coy. when the Bn. went to Malta
& Cyprus. Later he was posted to Warminster and whilst
there he became a Technical Sgt. Following amalgamation
he was promoted to C/Sgt. in 1960. Shortly after his promotion
he joined A Coy. 1 SCLI and went with the Bn. to Gibraltar.
A Coy. was the first Coy. to go to Tobruk and it was he
who laid the foundations for the Administration of the
Tobruk Coy.which was decribed as a difficult and exacting
Major (QM) Matthew
Scott - died 24th September 1961, aged 51, whilst
serving at HQ B.A.O.R. "Michael" as he was known,
enlisted into SOM LI in the early 30's. Rising to the
rank of WO2 he was granted an Emergency Commission. Later
after holding a Short Service Commission as Capt (QM)
he was granted a Regular Commission in 1950 and promoted
Maj (QM) in 1956.
He served as QM to SOM LI (TA) and in early 1959 appointed
QM at the Depot, Taunton until its closure. He was then
posted to HQ B.O.A.R. in an E.R.E. appointment. At his
funeral Major JMS Thain represented the Regiment.
Colin. R. Luke - who went missing on the 16th.June
1962 and was presumed to have drowned. He was serving
with 1 SCLI in Gibraltar at the time. (Age not given in
2nd Lt. Roger Charles
Dene Williams - (d-o-b nor age not given in Light
Bob) Died 5/07/1960 in an air crash at Putlos, a training
area on the Baltic coast near Lubeck. He was educated
at Radley and entered Mons O.C.S soon after leaving school.
He was commissioned on a short service engagement into
the SCLI in February 1960 joining the Bn. on the 27th
of that month. He was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Claude
Williams of Chichester, Sussex. The family had close connections
with DCLI. his uncle being Lt Col Dene and his grandfather
Col Dene who had commanded the 1st Bn. Following his arrival
to the Bn, he quickly showed himself to be a man of ability
and charm, making friends very quickly and entering into
the life of the Regt. He was a member of the victorious
seven-a-side Rugby team and showed himself to be a most
knowledgeable. Following his death he was buried with
full military honours at Limmer Cemetery, Hanover. His
parents and younger brother Simon being in attendance.