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was a lively individual and a well known character in A Company. After leaving the service, he joined Staffordshire Police with whom he served until his unexpected death.


FULLAGER Albert William 4978487


School and Denstone College and enlisted as a Rifleman at Fulford in January 1943. From February to August 1943, he attended basic training at Strensall and then moved to pre-OCTU at Wrotham until November 1943. He attended OCTU at Barmouth from November 1943 until February 1944 when he was commissioned into The Worcestershire Regiment; he served at the Depot, Norton Barracks, and in North West Europe – including the Battle for Vernon – until August 1944 when he was posted to the staff of HQ 214 Bde. From August 1945 until August 1947, he served with 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment in BAOR: he was Adjutant from February 1946 to August 1947 when he was demobbed. He played cricket for the Regiment. After leaving the Army, he went up to Selwyn College, Cambridge, and then to Lincoln Theological College. He was ordained in May 1951 in Manchester Diocese and served a number of Parishes in that area. In 1970, he became Rector of St Mary and St John, Bathwick; he was a member of General Synod from 1979 to 1990 and he was Rural Dean of Bath from 1981 until 1990. He became Prebendary of Wells Cathedral in 1982, Sub-Dean from 1991 to 1996 and Priest Vicar from 1996 to 2001.


GREATRIX Albert John Sgt 5254906


Of Bilborough, Nottingham, on 9 April 2009 aged 90. He enlisted into The Sherwood Foresters on 20 October 1939 and served with the 9th Bn in the BEF in France in 1940; he was evacuated through Dunkirk. He remained with the 9th Bn when it converted to Lorried Infantry, which was later re-designated 112th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps in November 1941. After demobilisation, he took up employment as a Maintenance Fitter working for Stanton Iron Works, Ilkeston, until retirement.


GOODMAN Denys Charles “Benny” Capt


Of Evesham on 17 February 2009 aged 89. Born on 24 November 1919, he served in C Company 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment, serving in North West Europe in the War.


HARE James


working mainly in the FAMTO in all the stations in which the Battalion served.


HAyWOOD Adam Reginald Pte


Of Kings Bromley on 4 January 2009 aged 21. He enlisted into C Company, The West Midland Regiment on 15 March 2005 in Burton-upon-Trent. On 1 September 2007, this became F Company 4th Bn The Mercian Regiment. He attended and passed his Regimental Signals Course on 19 May 2006. He loved all aspects of TA life and took part in an Adventure Training Scuba Diving Expedition to Malta in 2005 and again in 2008 to Canada where he took part in Dog Sledging, Parachuting and Rock Climbing. Whilst in Canada, he was employed in Ammunition Empties Group (AEG), a team which cleared over 300 tonnes of ammunition salvage, generating a significant sum of money for BATUS; he was subsequently awarded BATUS Commander’s Commendation. Pte Hayward always wanted to serve his country and was due to be mobilised on Op Herrick 10 to Afghanistan in April 2009.


HEATHCOCK Gerald Pte 14948047


Of Kingswinford on 25th September 2008 aged 81. Born on 23rd February 1927, he enlisted into 7th Bn The Worcestershire Regiment in 1945 serving with A Company in India. After demob, he was a Plater for a steel production company and an active member of WFRA becoming Chairman of the Dudley Branch. He was a keen gardener.


Of Hucknall, Nottingham, on 27 October 2007. He enlisted into The Sherwood Foresters and served with the 1st Battalion in Malaya from 1957 until 1960.


HARPER Ronald Charles


Of Gornal Wood on 10 May 2008. He served with 1st South Staffords between 1953 and 1956 as a Drummer.


HARVEy Roy


Of Hednesford on 15 May 2008. He served with The South Staffordshire Regiment and was a member of the Hednesford Branch of the Regimental Association.


HAyES John “Gabby” Cpl 23898788


Of Wells, Somerset, on 24 July 2009 Aged 85. Born in Moseley on 14 April 1924, Benny was educated at West House Prep


118 October 2009


Of Beeston, Nottingham, on 1st September 2008. He joined 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters in Northern Ireland in 1962 and completed 22 years’ service leaving 1 WFR on 1 January 1984. He was an indispensable member of the QM (Technical) Department


HEWITT Douglas WO2


Of Halifax on 17 February 2009 aged 76. He enlisted into The South Staffordshire Regiment in 1946 and served until 1974. His service included the Cyprus tour of 1956/7 with the 1st Battalion.


HEWITT William


On 6 March 2009 aged 88. At the outbreak of World War II, he worked at Castle Bromwich building Spitfires. He was conscripted into the Army and joined 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment with whom he fought at Arnhem. After the War, he worked for British Leyland and, later, Jaguar.


HILL Kieron Raymond LCpl 25218165


Of Clifton, Nottingham, on 28 May 2009 aged 20. Born in Nottingham, Kieron attended Fairham College in Clifton. He started his Army career in the Army Cadet Force and completed his recruit training at ITC Catterick. He was posted to The


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