How many British WW2 Veterans are still around ?

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by Ron Goldstein, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Very sorry to hear that. :poppy:
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    In the latest issue of Dekho magazine the Chindit Society discovered a new potential member, who celebrated his 100th birthday this spring. This is Alec Clarke who served with the 1st Essex in 23rd Brigade.
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  4. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Sad to report that Alfred Cook died on 13th October at the grand age of 99 years and 10 months. Alfred's funeral will take place next week in Plaistow and a London Irish Rifles' piper will play a final farewell.

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  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron


    Sorry to learn that Alfred Cook has recently passed away so near his 100th birthday and I send my sincere condolences to his family.

    Whilst writing, may I remind fellow members to kindly point out to me when an ex- member passes away in order that their name is included in the Forum Roll of Honour
    Many thanks

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  6. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member


    As part of the 1st Battalion in Italy from July '43 to May '45, Sgt Alf Cook was attendant at 18 of the locations that led to battle honours being added to the annals of the London Irish Rifles' illustrious history. Of course, he wasn't alone.


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