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Reply Gemma Bertens
3:21 PM on June 23, 2016 
Gemma says...
I'm am looking for family of cpl. W. Nash (5337842. died in 1945 by Arnhem) or pt. Andy Anderton who stayed at our house during feb. 1945. They served on the 6th Bataljon of KOSB. I have a lettre from them that they left for my parents. Perhaps some of their family would like to have that letter. I'm looking forward to some information.
Reply dougie Hughes
1:59 PM on June 19, 2016 
just thought I would drop in after losing touch for a few years Now on Vancouver Island and still enjoying life
Reply Gerry Branter
11:25 AM on June 18, 2016 
pat mcintyre says...
Hi Gerry, long time no hear,sad news about Jake...just to let you know Pat Kearney (Spike) is on facebook it would make his day if you get in touch wa him,stay safe Gerry..Pat.

Hi Pat just came off facebook, to much S***, good to hear from you, do you have any contact details for Spike..reach me at ...g.branter@btinternet.com XXV
Reply John white
10:59 AM on June 15, 2016 
Hi
Looking to trace Stuart Sommerville who trained at JTR Troon the went on attachment to Aden with the Cameroniens before rejoining the regiment in 1968.
Reply Bill Heaney
7:53 AM on June 14, 2016 
James Henry (Harry) Minto (14204716) - 7th (Galloway) Battalion

We have been informed that the funeral arrangements for Mr James Henry (Harry) Minto who sadly passed away on Wednesday 8th June 2016 are as follows:

Date: Thursday 16th June 2016
Time: 4.30 pm
Location: St. Andrews Church, Market Place, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5DW

Refreshments will be served after the service at The Wheatsheaf Hotel, St Helens Street, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5HE

James's family have requested family flowers only please.

Always A Borderer

XXV
Reply rebecca
10:03 AM on June 13, 2016 
I am writing to inform you that sadly my Grandfather James Henry (Harry) Minto sadly passed away on 8th June 2016 aged 93. He served with KOSB in the second world war and was part of the first airborne division that fought at Arnhem. A few years ago he wrote about his time in the army, specifically his time in Arnhem and we complied his memories in to a memoir of sorts. If anyone is interested in reading this or knows of an appropriate place to share this please could you let me know.
many thanks
Reply Bill Heaney
6:51 AM on June 7, 2016 
Gordon Gipson (14378869) - 7th (Galloway) Battalion

It is with regret that we inform you of the death of Gordon Gipson who passed away on 25th May 2016 aged 92.

Gordon served with the 7th (Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers from 3.12.1942 until 8.7.1947 as a radio operator and took part in the airborne campaign of Operation "Market Garden" around Arnhem, Holland in September 1944. Gordon was subsequently wounded during this action and was incarcerated as a POW in Stalag 11B (Fallingbostel) for the duration of the war.

On behalf of its members, the King's Own Scottish Borderers Association extends its sincere condolences and sympathy to Gordon's daughter Claire and wider family members at this difficult time.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Date: Friday 10th June 2016
Time: 3.15 pm
Location: Southampton Crematorium, Bassett Green Road, Southampton SO 16 3QB

Refreshments will be served after the service at The Hilton Hotel, Southampton SO16 3RB

Gordon's family have requested no flowers be sent, however donations can be made to either Romsey Community Hospital or the Alzheimers Society via Cheaters of Romsey funeral directors.

Always A Borderer

XXV
Reply Bill Heaney
9:57 AM on June 6, 2016 
William (Bill) Richard Conolly (2882414) - 7th (Galloway) Battalion

We have been informed that the funeral arrangements for Mr William (Bill) Richard Conolly who passed away on 22 April are as follows:

Date: Monday 20th June 2016
Time: 10.45 am
Location: Parndon Wood Crematorium, Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, Essex CM19 4SF

William's family have requested family flowers only please, however donations may be made to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Refreshments will be served after the service at:

The Queen Victoria Public House, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex CM16 7ES

Always a Borderer

XXV
Reply pat mcintyre
10:00 AM on May 24, 2016 
Hi Gerry, long time no hear,sad news about Jake...just to let you know Pat Kearney (Spike) is on facebook it would make his day if you get in touch wa him,stay safe Gerry..Pat.
Reply pat mcintyre
9:57 AM on May 24, 2016 
Gerry Branter says...
Belated condolences, having just read of the death of Jake , I knew Jake from 75/78 ,and was shock to read of his passing , my thoughts are with his family..
Gerry.