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Funeral Service

The following notice is posted on behalf of the family of the late Major Peter Todd BEM:

We are deeply saddened to have to inform you that our father Major Peter Todd BEM passed away unexpectedly on Monday 30th January 2017.

His funeral service will be held on Monday 27th February 2017 at 1300hrs at St.Peter and St.Felix Parish Church of Kirkby Ravensworth, Village Green, Kirby Hill, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 7JH, followed by a committal service at Hipswell: St John the Evangelist Church, Hipswell Road, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 4BB, where he will be laid to rest with the ashes of his son Michael who tragically passed away last July.

After the service, all are welcome back at Peter and Jen’s home for curry, hot and cold buffet and refreshments.  Our mother, Jen, has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations are made to Arthritis Research UK and/or The Royal Signals Benevolent Fund. We will set up a justgiving page if you would prefer to donate online, we will let you know the details shortly.

So that we can confirm numbers for catering purposes, it would be a great help if you can let Stephanie know if you will be able to attend.  Contact details are:  email: stephaniealex.todd@yahoo.co.uk
mobile: 07969 570990
Peter and Jen’s home no: 01325 718219
A Memorial book will be available on Monday 27th February for you to write in, if you are unable to attend and would like to share your memories of our Father, please send them to Stephanie via email or letter and i will put them in the book on your behalf.

Stephanie Todd, Jaqueline Samways and Caroline Nelson – Peter and Jenny’s daughters.

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We are always grateful to families and friends for providing us with information about the passing of serving and retired members of The Royal Corps of Signals. Names are also added to the Corps online Memorial Book.

2016 – 2017

Please note entries notified before November 2016 and earlier are not searchable. The entry month refers to the month we were notified of the death, not the month of death (see Date of Death).

RankSurnameForenameDate of DeathServiceRemarks
CplJappMatthewJan 20171938-46Blackpool Branch
MajRidgeJohnJan 2017tbc
PteThomson (nee Webb)StellaJan 20171942-45
MajDayJohn ColinJan 20171944-84
MajBeaumont TDKeithDec 20161964-79Middx Yeomanry Assn
SSgtMoody MBEBarryJan 20171953-60Standard Bearer Scarborough
MajKarumbaCyrusDec 20162007-16
SSgtCridlandCyrilDec 20161949-??
ColJenningsMichaelDec 20161957-90Queens Gurkha Signals Assn
ColMather TD ++PeterDec 20161959-9731 Sig Regt Assn
CaptJukesBenDec 20162011-16
WO2RansomeGeoffreyDec 20161944-47Norfolk Branch
Maj GenPentreathPeterDec 20161939-71Former Col Comdt
LCplMaxwellChristineDec 20161974-78Lincoln Branch
SigMasonJimDec 20161944-47
WO2JohnsonHenryDec 20161961-95
LCplBarnettJohnDec 20161956-59Lincoln Branch
SigGreenRichardDec 20161943-46Norfolk Branch
CplJohnsPJ (Piers)Nov 20161991-02
LCplFoleyTerenceNov 20161944-48
CplPartridgeBillNov 20161974-87
SgtPaulleyBobNov 20161962-84
CaptExellLoisNov 20162008-14
ColStenning TD++ColinNov 20161965-93Middx Yeomanry Assn
SgtEvansColinNov 20161948-??Cardiff Branch
WO1WoodCliffordNov 20161944-69
Lt ColWhitakerDavidNov 20161976-16
LCplGarnerJohnNov 20161950-52Rotherham Branch
CplJohnsPiersNov 20161991-2003
MajLockwoodWallyNov 20161956-97
SigMcLennanPeterNov 20161955-??
MajRidlington MBEPeterNov 20161951-82
MajMcBeanTonyNov 20161989-16Certa Cito
SSgtAlmondFreddieNov 20161969-82
CaptHarper"Jess" Nov 20161962-94
SigSavageDavidNov 20161948-50Cotswolds Branch
UKFitzpatrickNormanOct 20161956-58
Lt ColLightfootTerryOct 20161954-94Northern Ireland Branch
SigSonghurstFredOct 20161959-62
LtBowleyMervyn "Al"Oct 20161941-46Air Frm Sigs OCA
LCplBeverleyBrianOct 20161951-79
CplDequinceyStanleyOct 20161953-69Bedford Branch
SgtHattonRaymondOct 20161948-53
MajCrook TDBillOct 20161953-80Edinburgh Branch
SgtGreenPeterOct 20161942-47
SigWilsonHughSep 20161971-78
SgtMillionHarryJan 20171963-78
LCplSmithJamesNov 20162008-??
CplBanksReginaldDec 20161952-59
CplSmithBarryApr 20161951-56
WO2ChhetriOmDec 20161970-92
MajHughesBrendonJan 20171969-92
SgtFoleyJames (Jim)Dec 20161953-79
CplBirseRobertJan 20171955-79Derby Branch
SigStarrCliveJan 20171957-60
MajToddPeterJan 20171955-88
SigThomIanDec 20161965-67
LCplKellyMichaelDec 20161970-77
SgtPlowrightRoyFeb 20171941-47
SigSpencerRoyNov 20161955-57Tameside Branch
LCplBatchelorRonFeb 20171951-53East London Branch
SigCoyneBillFeb 20171950-52Newark & Mansfield Branch
CplGordonJamesJan 20171961-82
SSgtFlockhartJamesJan 20171962-84Glasgow Branch
SgtShawPeterJan 20171938-47York Branch
MajLettinRayJan 20171957-83QGS Assn
LCplPeersJackDec 20161942-47Sale Branch
SigBettsRonJan 20171945-48
WO2PursellDeanFeb 20171948-83East London Branch
SgtClementGary (Taff)Feb 20171960-77
WO1PimmDavid StanleyMar 20161963-91
SigGriffinJohnJan 20171964-74
SigButlerPeterJan 20171943-47
SigCreabyJimFeb 20171964-69Birgelen Veterans Assn
CaptBreeseRogerFeb 20171953-98
SigBassICFeb 20171943-47East London Branch
CplMcEvoyMichaelFeb 20171962-87

The information below is not searchable

October 2016

Rank Surname Forename Date of death Service Remarks
Lt Col MacDonald OBE John Sep 2016 1960-99 Bath Branch
Sgt Connor Thomas (Tom) Aug 2016 1964-86 Glasgow Branch
Cpl Luckes Michael Oct 2016 1975-97 Cornwall Branch
Cpl Connelly Edward (Eddie) Sep 2016 1970-86
Cpl Sharp Terry Oct 2016 1953-65
Cpl Gresser Alwyn Oct 2016 1950-52 Rotherham Branch
Sig Biggs Philip Sep 2016 1939-46
Cpl Sandcraft James Jul 2016 1953-60
UK Talbot Redvers Oct 2016 1939-46



Oct 2016





Sep 2016

1992 -13





Jul 2015

Maj Hewitt Maurice Oct 2016 1940-76
Sgt Whale Gordon Oct 2016 1990-94
Sgt Dadson Margaret Oct 2016 1961-88 Middlesbrough Branch
LCpl Walton Arthur Oct 2016 1936-46

September 2016

Rank Surname Forname Date of death Service Remarks
WO1 Loveday John Jul 2016 1949-76 past Chairman Northern Ireland Branch
Maj Buxton William Sep 2016 1962-81
Cpl Hughes Joseph Sep 2016 1950-79
Sgt Clark Robert (Bob) Apr 2016 1958-67
Sgt Benson Anthony (Tony) Sep 2016 1961-85 Liverpool Branch
Maj Rowland Robert (Bob) Sep 2016 1949-73 Peterborough Branch
SSgt Dobbins Nick Sep 2016 1978-02
LCpl Moseley Mark Aug 2016 1982-89
Cpl Roskilly John Sep 2016 1952-54 Poole Branch
Col Millo Royston Aug 2016 1942-77
Cpl Lee David Sep 2016 1985-98
Sig Martin David Sep 2016 1981-82

August 2016

Rank Surname Forname Date of death Service Remarks
 LCpl  Cank  Raymond  Jul 2016 1962-71 19 Sig Regt Assn
Sgt Dickason Douglas Jul 2016 1954-68 AOHA, Aldershot Branch
016 1946-80
SSgt Brown Victor May 2015 1943-74 254 OBA
WO1 Glover Anthony Aug 2016 1969-94
WO1 Williams Ken May 2016 1943-77 254 OBA
Sgt Stanley Maurice Mar 2015 1970-81
Sig Moules George Mar 2016 1959-61
Sig Taylor Ian Jan 2016 1958-??
Cpl Hukin Garry Aug 2016 1978-95 Sheffield Branch
Cpl Wilson Robert May 2016 1956-88
Maj Grant Ian Aug 2016 1970-98
WO1 Clark George Jun 2016 1962-85
Sgt Kingston Peter Aug 2016 1962-88 Harrogate Branch
UK Grabban Denis Aug 2016 1954-56
Cpl Orton Ken Aug 2016 1951-74 Darlington Branch
Sgt Parry John (Red) Aug 2016 1948-53
Sig Lloyd Peter Aug 2016 1968-77
LCpl Brand Terry Jul 2016 1956-58 19 Sig Regt Assn

July 2016

Rank Surname Forname Date of death Service Remarks
Cpl Geldart Edward (Ted) Jun 2016 1954-62
Sig Smallman Raymond Jun 2016 1954-56
WO2 Bullock Hedley Jun 2016 1939-46
Cpl Bennett Muriel May 2015 1942-46
Dvr Nixon Raymond Feb 2016 1943-47
Cpl Graham Noel May 2016 1972-92
Sgt Henderson Sonny Jul 2016 1962-77
Lt Col Dudley David Jul 2016 1959-91
Cpl Simmons Derek Jul 2016 1955-61
LCpl Roberts John Jul 2016 1951-53 Southport Branch
Sgt Wylde Astley Jul 2016 1939-46
WO2 Cole Bernard “Casey” Jul 2016 1945-73 254 OBA

June 2016

Rank Surname Forname Date of death Service Remarks
Capt Matthews Bill Jun 2016 1951-75
Sig Lloyd Kenneth Jun 2016 1954-57
LCpl Jones Graham Jun 2016 1989-00
W/S SQMS Morteshed James Jun 2016 1942-47
Capt Galloway Henry Jun 2016 1937-63
Cpl Angell Brian Jun 2016 1952-62
Sgt Sidey Frank Jun 2016 1947-72
Cpl Holleran Peter Apr 2016 1966-75 Birgelen Veterans Assn
Sig Tonner Walter Jun 2016 1971-80

May 2016

Rank Surname Forename Date of death Service Remarks
Sig Foster Keith Apr 2016 1968-78
SSgt Rae Andrew Apr 2016 1949-83
Maj Bailes Mike Apr 2016 1965-02
WO2 Peach Charles Apr 2016 1962-87
LCpl Smith Ian Jan 2016 1985-97
SSgt Hyde Thomas (Paddy) May 2016 1955-77
WO1 Winning John May 2016 1950-75
Sgt Murphy John  (Spud) May 2016 1962-84 In 1984, John changed his name to Brodie-Murphy
Sgt Randall Raymond May 2016 1960-84
Lt Gamon MC Hugh Apr 2016 1944-47
Cpl Rampton Terry May 2016 1970-78 Bedford Branch
WO1 Tasker Alan May 2016 1952-76 Rotherham Branch and 1960s 16SR Assn
Sgt Norris Beryl May 2016 1952-57
Maj Hadfield Ken (Senior) May 2016 1947-91
Maj Fredericks Paul May 2016 1972-06 Middx Yeomanry Assn
Sig Tolmia Ken May 2016 1957-60
Sig White Martyn May 2016 1996-98
WO2 Barks Bernard May 2016 1934-58
Lt Col Lockwood OBE Freddie May 2016 1947-84
Cpl Allen Craig May 2016 1979-88
Sig Colderick Bert May 2016 1947-49 West Wales Branch
Cpl Hunter Bill (Tab) May 2016 1965-77 14 Sig Regt Reunion Club
Lt Needs Ron Apr 2016 1944-47
Sig Lalande Andrew Apr 2016 1976-??

April 2016

Rank Surname Forename Date of death Service Remarks
Sgt Findlow Albert Mar 2016 1941-45 19 Sig Regt Assn
Sig Green Peter Mar 2016 1968-70 Hull Branch
WO2 Twisse Grahame Mar 2016 1965-90 Denbury JLR Assn
WO2 Chomicz Marian Mar 2016 1969-97
Sgt Tillman Keith Apr 2016 1969-93
Sig Dowse Eric Apr 2015 1939-46 Middx Yeomanry Assn
Capt Cooke TD Graham Aug 2014 1961-80 Middx Yeomanry & 37 Sig Regt Assns
Sgt Moss Denis Mar 2016 1940 -45
WO1 Leggott Derek Mar 2016 1955-77 Sale Branch
SSgt Carr Ken Aug 2015 1936-47 3 Div Sigs Reunion Club
LCpl Cattermole Peter Mar 2016 1952-59
Lt Col Deverill Mike Apr 2016 1948-95 QGS Assn
Sig McGonagle Patrick Apr 2016 1972-93 Preston & Blackburn Branch
WO2 Barker Malcolm Sep 2015 1969-92
Sig Deere Bernard Mar 2016 1942-46 Cardiff Branch
Sig Marlow E (Charlie) Apr 2016 1938-45 Cardiff Branch
Sig Scott G Mar 2015 1944-47
Sig Meynell Colin Apr 2015 1949-51
Cpl Doidge Ivor Apr 2016 1949-72
WO2 Brooks Ronald Dec 2015 1938-46
LCpl Drake James Aug 2014 1948-50
Sgt Hancock Kenneth Apr 2016 1956-80
Capt Stock Paul Mar 2016 1980-86
Cpl Ball James Apr 2016 1958-60
Sig Marshall Daniel Apr 2016 2002-14
WO1 Craig Henry Mar 2015 1939-65
WO2 Potter William Apr 2016 1945-49 Tameside Branch
Capt Mundy Bill Jan 2015 1943-46
Capt Humble James Jun 2015 1939-46
Sig Terry Peter Apr 2016 1955-57
Sig Spencer David Apr 2016 1960-63 Eastbourne Branch
Sig Clarke Arthur Apr 2016 1936-46
Sig Allen Bill Apr 2016 1952-54 Newcastle Branch
Sig Powell Alan Apr 2016 1955-57
UK Moran Owen Apr 2016 1957-63
Maj Gilyeat Michael Apr 2016 1977-94
WO2 Silcox Godfrey Apr 2016 tbc

March 2016

Rank Surname Forename Date of death Service Remarks
Cpl Frankland Allan Mar 2016 1963-78
LCpl Biddles Dennis Aug 2015 1940-47
Cpl Goode Brian Oct 2015 1952-55
Sig Bigmore Alan Feb 2016 1952-54
Sig Pacitti Tony Feb 2016 1940-46
Cpl Elliott Ronald Mar 2016 1953-65
Sig Blake Eric Mar 2016 1943-46
SSgt Turner Ken Mar 2016 1951-?? Chester Branch
Sig Thomas Graham Jan 2016 1940-46
WO2 Thompson Cliff Feb 2016 1976-91
WO2 Cashen BEM Alan Feb 2016 1966-91
Maj Stokes TD Jack Mar 2016 1938-67
Sig Bryant Peter Mar 2016 1948-50 Cotswolds Branch
Sig Muir Brian Mar 2016 1963-72

Royal Corps of Signals Memorial Book

The Corps Memorial Book is open to anyone wishing set up a ‘celebration page’ in memory of a loved one or friend. The opportunity is also there to make a donation to the Royal Signals Benevolent Fund in memory of someone special.

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The National Memorium Arboretum - Click to expand

37th Signal Regiment On completion of their RSA fund raising challenge at The NMA July 2017

The National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. It is a living and lasting memorial occupying 150 acre site adjacent to the confluence of the River Tame with the River Trent.

An Act of Remembrance is held daily in the Chapel on the site and throughout the year many services take place at Corps, Regiment and Organisation plots. An annual service is held at the Armed Forces Memorial at the centre of the site on Remembrance Sunday.

The Royal Corps of Signals Memorial, funded by donations from individuals and Royal Signals Association branches was officially unveiled by our Colonel in Chief, HRH The Princess Royal on 20 May 2008 in the presence of more than 1,000 past and present members of the Corps. The Corps is most grateful to those who kindly made a donation. The memorial was further enhanced in the summer of 2011 by the addition of surrounding stonework and a low wall. The Royal Signals Benevolent Fund continues to maintain the Corps plot and welcomes donations to further this work.

Further Information

Further information about the Arboretum may be obtained from:
The National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, ALREWAS, Staffordshire DE13 7AR Tel: 01283-792333 or visit the web site at www.nationalmemorialarboretum.org

Corps Memorial Book Entry

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Corps War Graves in Belgium and France

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