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 25227930 - Rfn HOLT, Kevin. Rfn Kevin Holt late 2 RIFLES, sadly passed away on 13 July 2018. He enlisted 1 August 2007 and was discharged 1 December 2010.
The funeral service was held on 3 August 2018 at St Nicholas Parish Church, Thorne, Doncaster. Followed by a wake at The Punchbowl Inn, Thorne.
Lochrie, Donald It is my sad duty to inform you all that our last KOYLI In-Patient in the Royal Hospital Chelsea, IP 299 Pte Don Lochrie sadly passed away on Friday 8th February at the age of 92 following a long illness.
The funeral took place on Mon 4 Mar 19 at 1400 in the All Saints Chapel, Royal Hospital Chelsea.
I had the privilege to spend a couple of hours with Don 15 months ago during a visit to the Royal Hospital. He wanted to hear all about the KOYLI Memorial, the Association and Pontefract.
Our condolences to Don’s family, fellow In-Pa- tients and Staff at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
“Your duty done Don, you served your country to the end as a KOYLI and a Chelsea Pensioner. Stand easy and rest in peace with your brother KOYLIs and In-Patients in the FRV.”
RIP Cede Nullis
Murrie, “Bill” William late 2LI It is with sadness that we announce the passing of William “Bill” Murrie, late 2LI on the 29th May 2019 following a brave battle against cancer. The following obituary is at the request of the family.
“Bill Murrie was in the 2nd Battalion The Light Infantry for 14 and a half years. We have been told of many of Bill’s adventures while he was in the army that we will treasure as part of our memories. Bill Murrie will always be remembered by a loving wife, daughters, sons, brothers, sister and mum he called his big sis his big sis. Rest in peace from all of us. You are in our hearts always x”
Redman, Dennis It is with sadness we announce that Dennis Redman late 1KOYLI passed away on 9 Apr 2019 aged 85 following a short illness.
Dennis enlisted in to the KOYLI and became an Orderly Room Clerk. Dennis was an avid sportsman, his passion being cricket and had been President of his cricket club, where he and Barbara were involved for many years. Dennis and Barbara were both very active in The Association and Pontefract branch in particular, until Dennis suffered a stroke. However, despite this Dennis and Barbara remained active and were kept up-dated by Col (Retd) Gerry Delany.
Tributes and memories were shared by Rev Andrew Longshaw and Mr Paul Rhodes at a service held at the Methodist Church in Featherstone and were supported by the Featherstone/Sharlston Male Voice Choirs. A small service at Pontefract crema- torium was attended by close family and friends followed by a wake at Streethouse Cricket Club. RIP Cede Nullis
Whittington, Peter Peter Whittington, late KOYLI sadly passed away on 17 Mar 2019 aged 83.
The funeral service took place at Cottingley Hall Crematorium, Leeds on Wednesday 3 Apr 2019. The Wake was held at The Union Rooms, 4 Hick Lane, Batley.
Wilson, Harold It is with sadness that we announce that Harold Wilson late 2 KOYLI sadly passed away on 4 June 2019 aged 105.
Harold was married to his late wife for 64 years and had 2 daughters, Yvonne and Pauline, 4 grand- children and 2 great-grandsons.
Harold joined the army on 24 June 1940, saw active service in Burma. On leaving the army, Harold went on to work as a greengrocer, he also enjoyed gardening and bowls in his spare time.
Mrs Burrows kept in contact with Harold as well as all those who had served with her husband over the years since Burma and was a regular visitor right up to his passing.
Rest in Peace, your duty done.
No more parades.
Cede Nullis
  Colonel Brian Denney TD DL Older soldiers are tempted to look back and bemoan the changes to regiments and structures; but not Colonel Brian Denney. He was forever looking forwards, planning and supporting the next generations. With infectious enthusiasm and great generosity, he was an inspiration, not least for The Rifles in Yorkshire and beyond even those boundaries.
Following National Service, Brian was commissioned in 1962 into 4th Battalion The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and he was very proud to have been a Colour Ensign when HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother presented new Colours in 1963.
Soon his fierce battles to stop the relentless erosion of the TA began to take effect. A tireless campaigner within the Regiment, starting with the 4 KOYLI Officers’ Club and extending through town halls, MPs, the county Lieutenancy as well as Whitehall itself, he never gave up. The creation of 8LI was a reward, if only for all too short a time. Although Brian had retired from the TA in 1979, he returned as Honorary Colonel for Minden (Light Infantry) Company some 20 years later. He transferred in this role when The Rifles formed, agitating successfully for a TA presence in Yorkshire. His crowning glory was to see a company of 8 RIFLES successfully established in Yorkshire. He also dedicated considerable time to
Cadets, travelling long distances to see them at annual Camp, to watch and inspect their training and activities.
His compassion for the sacrifices made by today’s soldiers was manifest in his highly influential support for The Rifles Care for Casualties. He raised funds, awareness and a regular rhythm of activity to support the cause. Generations of Riflemen will be indebted to him.
Born in Leeds Brian’s upbringing emphasised hard work and integrity. It never deserted him. He and his business partner, Terry O’Hara, set up their eponymous insurance company in 1958. It grew rapidly becoming one of Yorkshire’s best-known family businesses. In 1966 it launched a wealth management division to separate the financial services consultancy from the general insurance brokerage. By the time his business partner retired Brian had become the first provincially based chairman of the British Insurance Brokers Association. He continued to expand the business eventually merging it with Henderson Insurance Brokers. He was rightly very proud to be Britain’s oldest insurance broker working well into his eighties. He was also a very active Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.

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