Forum Roll of Honour

Discussion in 'General' started by Ron Goldstein, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    I have often thought that there was a good case for starting a thread of the following type and ask some kind moderator to move it to wherever it is likely to be of the most service.. Please note the index is not confined to ww2 veterans and that any noted corrections should be added to the thread, giving the appropriate link

    Forum Roll of Honour:

    An index of Ww2talk members who formerly posted on this forum but who, sadly, are no longer with us:

    Bernard85
    Veteran member between 18/10/12.& 19/06/15
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/bernard85.33084/

    Don Carter (Niccar)
    Veteran member between 17/04/08 & 2011
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/niccar.6506/

    Joe Brown
    Veteran member between 29/10/11 & 22/05/15
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/joe-brown.24070/
    WW2Talk

    Ray Sinclair ( Footslogger478)
    Veteran member between 27/02/07 & 31/12/14
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/footslogger478.4203/

    TonyE (Tony Edwards)
    Member between 18/05/08 & 22/09/15
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/tonye.6572/

    ADM199 (Brian Sims)
    Member between 23/11/06 & 23/06/15
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/adm199.3735/

    Lustleighlad (John Dray)
    Veteran Member between 21/02/04 & ?/04/13
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/lustleighlad.40/

    Angie999
    Member between 10/04/04 & April 2006
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/angie999.98/

    Tom Canning
    Veteran member between 01/05/2004 & 30/05/2016
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/tom-canning.123/

    Fred Wilson
    Member between Feb 2007 & 13/04/16
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/fred-wilson.4066/

    Sue Light
    Member between 26/12/2009 & 15/07/16
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/sue-light.11232/

    Nevil (Horsfall)
    Member between 9/2/2011 & 2014
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/nevil.18132/

    TonyM (Tony Murphy)
    Veteran member between 29/6/2004 & March 2017
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/tonym.192/

    Mike L
    Member between 30/8/09 & 27/12/17

    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/mike-l.9925/

    Wilf Shaw
    Veteran Member between 06/11/2011 & 21/03/18
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/wilf-shaw.24272/

    Oliver Gyles Longley (Gylo)
    Veteran Member between 2012 & 2015
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/gylo.25417/

    Richard Charles Gray (Known as RCG)
    Member between April 17th 2009 and August 2017
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/rcg.8592/

    Justin Sheedy

    Member between 26/11/2011 and 16/03/19
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/justin-sheedy.24955/

    "Timmo".... Tim Elkington
    Veteran member between 7/4/2010 and 1/2/2019
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/timmo.12386/

    Gerry Chester
    Veteran member between 7/4/04 and 27/3/19
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?search/2987034/&q=Gerry+Chester&o=relevance

    Brian Guy (Sapper)
    Member between November 7/11/2004 & 2/1/2016
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/sapper.340/

    David Young
    Member between 6/3/18 & 30/4/18
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?members/david-young.70397/
     
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  2. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Ron,

    An excellent idea.
     
  3. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    ... tinged with sadness at the knowledge no longer available
     
  4. JohnS

    JohnS Senior Member

    Interesting idea. I hope that it is a short thread.
     
  5. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Yes, a fitting tribute.
     
  6. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Nice thought Ron

    A tribute to our fellow members

    Their insight and knowledge will be missed
     
  7. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Ron this is a very good idea & a fittting tribute

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Very good idea Ron.

    Sadly, I fear many have passed without us knowing.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  9. Goodygixxer

    Goodygixxer Senior Member

    Great Idea Ron
     
  10. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    stone1.jpg Kyle
     
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  11. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Mr Jinks
    Very apt indeed.
     
  12. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Well done Kyle - Looks really good.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  13. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    A fitting tribute to those not here who have contributed to the experience,magnitude and availability of knowledge of the forum.

    As regards those to be remembered,I remember Angie999 who I believe may have been resident in Bristol and was a quality contributor to the forum.I think she gave an indication in one of her posts that she was withdrawing from the forum.I would say she was an early member of the forum and was active from 10 April 2004 to 14 March 2006

    Incidentally while tracing her membership,I came across one of the posts she originated of the occupation of France which fits nicely into Redtops query about the French Resistance, with part references to resistance activities in the Auvergne.

    Kyle.An excellent memorial to past revered members
     
  14. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    I sent a PM to Wills who also served but not during WW2. He has been missing from the forum since January 2015.
     
  15. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Well done Kyle - Looks great

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  16. chick42-46

    chick42-46 Senior Member

    Very good idea, Ron. Thanks for starting this off.
     
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Whilst appreciating and thanking fellow members who have approved of the setting up of this thread (and also Kyle for his graphic efforts) I feel obliged to make further comment to clarify my original feelings on the subject.

    It was Mark Twain who famously used the phrase "Reports of my death have been largely exaggerated" and in turn, I would not want to wrongly assume that just because a member has stopped posting he is necessarily dead !

    Without wishing to appear toffee-nosed and in order to try and keep the Index up to date I would appreciate it if due dilligence was made before offering names for inclusion.

    Finally, mindful of my own ever increasing age, dare I ask the Forum Mods to consider taking over the thread in the (I hope) distant future in order to preserve our thanks to former members ?

    Ron
     
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  18. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson Member

    Nicely done Ron. Nicely done.
     
  19. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    I would add that the member highlighted by me had in her final posting,made a reference to a health problem which I did not refer to for the sake of privacy....the interpretation by me was one of a terminal illness....perhaps her final posting has been retained by the forum archives.

    Total due diligence is not always possible especially if little is known of the member and particularly if a member is restrictive regarding his /her personal background and does not circulate or have communication with other members....therefore little personal information is available to others apart from pseudonym representation.

    Members fall into three categories....... those who have had close interpersonal communication with other members and the possibility of accurate information on the member is possible........then those who have NOK etc who were aware of their forum membership and are likely to notify the forum of the changed status of their relative.Finally there are those who might be frequent posters but little is known of the person beyond a pseudonym and who appear and disappear on the forum as ships in the night.
     
  20. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Harry

    After looking for and then reading the most moving posting from Angie999, dated February 2006, I have to admit that I think you were right in coming to the conclusion you drew and regardless of the final truth of the matter, the member concerned certainly deserves to be remembered on this thread.

    After reading your thought provoking summary I made a mental note to remind my daughters to sign me off when I am no longer able to do so myself :(

    Ron
     
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