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John (Eion) Munro

It is with regret that we have no announce the death of John (Eion) Munro died on

Saturday 5th December 2015.
Funeral Service Avoch Parish Church of Scotland on Friday 18th December 2015 at

1230hrs and afterwards at Avoch Masonic Lodge.
John a member of the Bn Shooting Team and staunch member of Ross-Shire Branch

of the Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association.
Edward Usborne

Eion was a loyal member of the Regimental Association. A lovely, lovely man who always attended the Highland Branch Amalgamation Dinner and a pleasure to have known. PM Andy Venters will play at his funeral. Unfortunately I am away. If any of you can attend to say farewell it would be appreciated. RIP Eion, we will miss your loyalty. CFGB
Bob Towns

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It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of my father John (Jock) Dunbar, World War Two,hero,and a true Cameron Highlander.

Funeral Details:13.30 8th December 2015.

William T. Fraser and Son
Funeral Directors
Culduthel Road,
IV2 6A

Shirley MacDonald

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We regret to announce the death of Mr.Duncan John Robertson of Ben-Tabor, Kildary on Sunday 22nd.November 2015.

Dunncan was a member of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders Regimental Association having joined in 1997. 

His funeral will be at Inverness Crematorium on Thursday 3rd,December 2015 at 1400hrs ,

Major Hamish Sutherland Chairman                                                           


Lawrence Cameron

It is with regret that I have to announce the death of Lawrence  Cameron (Regimental Band) on the 18th of October 2015. 
His funeral will take place on the 13th of November at St Andrews Cathedral in Aberdeen at 1300.   I would ask please if anybody from the Regiment or friends who can attend to say a final farewell to Lawrence.  At the request of the family Kilt/Trews, Glengarry’s & Medals please.  If anyone needs further information please feel free to contact me via Facebook.
Philip Sherwood


Ronnie (Beep) Campbell

It is with deep regret that I hereby inform you that Beep passed away this morning. Heartfelt condolences to wife Elaine and family. Further details will be published when known.Address for condolences is
32 Brackley Court,
AB42 2UF.
Funeral details: Moray Crematorium, Broadley by Buckie, Moray, Aberdeenshire AB56 5HQ at 1230 Thu 12th November 2105.  Elaine has requested a QO HLDRS Bearer Party therefore I would be grateful if those attending could be there by 1150.

Bob Towns



Mary Slight

Mary was the wife of the late George Slight ex Seaforth Highlander and both came from Nairn.
Mary passed away on the 13th of October and her funeral took place on 22nd.


Margaret Munro




Johnny Wilson (Ex D Coy)


Johnny Wilson Ex D Coy Queens Own Hldrs who moved to Australia back in the late 80's to join the Australian Army. Sadly received news yesterday evening that Johnny Died in midweek whilst in Australia. Thoughts go out to Nicky, Daughter and Granddaughter. Great Man and very fond memories of our time together serving with D Coy.
Rest in Peace Dear Friend Greeco



Major Alistair Oag TD

It's my very sad duty to let you know that Major Alistair Oag TD died suddenly at home this morning.

The family has asked me to let you know.
Alistair's funeral will be held in the Invergordon Parish Church next Tue (20 Oct) at 1400, followed by interment at Rosskeen.

Bob Towns




Christine Bell

Had a bit of sad news, to all who knew Bill(Dinger) Bell, Regimental Police in Onabruck, his Belved Christine Passed away today,
I will post details of the funeral etc, when I receive updates from the Family.

Funeral details for Christine Bell, wife of Bill (Dinger) Bell, on Friday 11th Sept, at 3pm, at Kirkcaldy Crematorium Fife, anyone who knew Dinger, and is free to attend is very welcome.

David McIntosh


Donnie Matheson

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Donnie Matheson.
Donnie died suddenly in his home.We will always remember Donnie for being one of the
Battalions greatest footballers and an all round sportsman.

RIP Donnie
Funeral Details:1200 Friday 28th August 2015.  Watson's Funeral Directors,
17 Blackfriars' Rd,
IV30 1TY. 

Ian (Jed) Geddes is coordinating arrangements with Donnie's family.  Please help where you can by offering your services to Jed at 1130.  Glengarry's to be worn.  Thank you.  RIP Donnie.  CFGB


George (Plum) Logan

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Plum earlier today.  A great Regimental character who will be sadly missed by all.
Sincere condolences to his family and friends from the Regimental Family.
RIP Plum, non-finer and some fighter.
Funeral: 1100 Thursday 13th August 2015 at:
WG Catto Funeral Directors
Linkwood Road
Morayshire IV30 6RE
Thereafter at the Seaforth Club,2 Academy St, Elgin
Grateful if you are attending that you can be there for 1030. Glengarry's please.
Yours aye,



Very sad to inform the Regimental Family that Colin Ponting passed away last night after a brave fight against cancer.  Our condolences go to his family and funeral details will be notified when known.  Colin successfully transferred to the QO HLDRS from the APTC and served with us until the late 70’s. 

Correspondence to his daughter Sarah Jane at
57 Moray Park




Funeral Details,Tuesday 4th August 2015 Inverness Crematorium 1430. Grateful if those attending could be there by 1400 wearing Glengarry's. The family request that those attending join them at the Raigmore Motel at 1600.

RIP Colin.  CFGB
Yours aye,


David Duncan

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all of the sudden passing of Davie Duncan (42), the family are awaiting a post mortem, further details will be issued.
Jock Barret


Davie Duncan was laid to rest today in Dundee.Charlie Duncan, Davie's daughter, and members of our Regimental Family carried him in to the Chapel of Rest, accompanied by Michael Grey playing Highland Cathedral.
Charlie has asked me to thank Tony Curran for acting as point of contact for the funeral arrangements and for all those who turned out to see Davie off.  As one would expect, there were many stories told about Davie, particularly the ruddy awful jokes he was forever telling?

Rest in Peace Davie


George Givens


Lt Col John Davie MBE MC

It is with much regret that I inform you of the death of Lt Col John Davie MBE MC.

Ian Davie his son and Corinna his daughter informed me that John died this morning.

Funeral details to follow



Sheddie passed away peacefully earlier this afternoon .  Sincere condolences to Helen,    
Bob & Fiona and the extended Carr family. 

Rest in peace my very good friend.  Funeral details to follow.  Condolences to Helen at:         
6 Moray Park Terrace
Sad, sad day.
The Funeral Service will take place at  St Bride's Parish Church, Glen Road, Newtonmore at 1000 Saturday 27th June 2015.

All QO HLDRS attending are requested to let me know in advance to allow me to make arrangements for the Bearer Party and Route Lining. Glengarry's required. Many thanks.
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Yours aye,



Major Peter Mallas

Sad to inform you that our former Bandmaster Major Peter Mallas passed away during the night 9th/10th of June 2015 aged 77.  Peter was our Bandmaster from 1971 to 1977.
Peter’s Funeral will be on:
Wednesday 24th June 2015 1200 Noon.
St. Georges Garrison Church
Station Road
GU35 0LR
It would be appreciated if any QO HLDRS living close by could represent the Regimental Association at the funeral. 
RIP Peter.  CFGB
Yours aye,



Ann Duguid

Just a short message to inform you that Ann passed away last night at 5pm.
Funeral arrangements,
It has now been confirmed that the service  will take place in St Leonards Church Forres on Friday 19th June commencing at 13.00hrs followed by the burial service at Clovenside Cemetery, thereafter to the British Legion for refreshments.

Kind Regards
Eric Duguid


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Major WG Graham MC & Bar

Major Gordon Graham MC & bar died on 24 April 2015, aged 94. Born in Glasgow, he graduated at Glasgow University in 1940 and was commissioned in The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in March 1941. Posted to the 1st Battalion, he sailed for India in 1942, and served with the 1st Camerons at the battle of Kohima, and during the campaign in Burma. He was awarded the MC for gallant leadership of fighting patrols in the advance from Kohima, and a bar to his MC commanding D company at the crossing of the Irrawaddy river.
After the war he returned to India as a newspaper correspondent and publishers agent, later moving to New York. In 2003, after revisiting Kohima, he evolved the idea of expressing gratitude to the Nagas tribes who had played such an important role in supporting the 1st Camerons as guides, porters and stretcher bearers. The Kohima Educational Trust (KET), of which he was President, now awards annual scholarships to Naga children. Each scholarship provided by the Regimental Association Trustees bears the names of a Cameron Highlander lost at Kohima. In May 2014 Major Graham attended the service in Inverness to commemorate the 70th Anniversary the battle, and presented to the Old High Church and the Regimental Museum portfolios of photographs of Cameron graves at Kohima. He is survived by his daughter Mrs Sylvia May, Managing Trustee of the KET.


Robert ( tex) Kirwin

It is with much regret that I must inform you that Robert (tex) Kirwin ex Seaforth Highlander has passed away,
His funeral is being held at Livingston Crematorium on mon 20th april at 0930am, sorry about the short notice but I have just found out.
Rab Dall CFGB
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Eric MacKintosh

It is with much regret that I have to inform you of the death of Eric MacKintosh,Eric's death was published in the P & J today.
He died suddenenly at home on Wednesday 15th April 2015 aged 72 years.
Eric was the beloved husband of the late Kathleen.
Funeral to be held  at the Moray Crematorium on Thursday April 23 at 12.30pm to which all friends are respectfully invited.
Seoras McIntosh CFGB

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Lt Col Colin Keil MBE

It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Lt Col Colin Keil passed away at home, this morning 15th April 2015.
Our heartfelt condolences go to his sons Colin,Graham and John and his daughter Sheena.  
Funeral: 1100 Friday 24th April, Church of Scotland, Castle Street, Dingwall.

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Alistair MacGillivray (GillY) 22/05/2013

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death Allistair (Gilly) MacGillivray who died on the 20th May 2013.
Gilly was agreat soldier and drummer, first with the Seaforth Highlanders then re-enlisting into the Queen's Own Highlanders.
Gilly was a loyal husband to his wife Meg and his children and grandchildren, he was also loyal to the Association Pipe Band for many years.
One of Gilly's pleasures in life was teaching young drummers, many drummers out there have to thank him for setting them off on their drumming career.
My own fondest memories of Gilly was when I used to meet him on the High Street of Elgin with the blue hackel proudly worn on his hat, you would get greeted with "Hello I'm the Gilly Gilly Man" and when you ended your conversation with him he would always end it with CABARFEIDH.
He will be sadly missed by anyone who had the pleasure of being friends with him or worked with him.
May he now RIP,
Seoras McIntosh
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Familys wishes:
My dad's funeral is on Tuesday 28th at 1130am - Buckie Crematorium - and dress code is whatever you want to wear but everyone so far is wearing kilts which is just brilliant he would love that - and thanks again from all the family for all your warm and heartfelt wishes xx
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With great sadness I hereby inform you that Davie Spence passed away this morning.
Funeral at St Lawrence Church Forres then to Clovenside Cemetery.
Tuesday 14th May at 1200
Family Flowers Only
Donations to the Army Benevolent Fund
His Mums address is:
Mrs M Spence
27 Mannachie Terrace
IV36 2RS
Well remembered for his days on the football pitch as the Bn’s Centre Half for a lot of years. Of special mention is his display not at centre half but as stand in goalkeeper in the 4th Round of the Army Cup at Ballykinler against the RHF on Wed 19 December 1984. Our goalkeeper Cameron 73 broke his leg after 14 minutes and Spency went in goal. We won 5 – 4 after extra time. RIP CFGB.
Yours aye,
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Willy Andrew 24/04/2013

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of Willie Andrew.
Willie died on the morning of Wednesday the 24th April 2013.
Funeral details: Currie Kirk, Kirkgate, Currie EH14 6AL,at 1400 Hours Friday 3rd May 2013.
Seoras McIntosh.
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John Joyce

It is with much regret that I have to announce the death of my Father "John Joyce".
He died on Sunday the 31st of March 2013.
Dad had served in the Queen's Own Highlanders from 1966 through to 1988.
Funeral is at Creighton Crematorium in Cardonald, Glasgow at 15:30 on Wednesday the 10th April.
All more than welcome.
Thank you
John Joyce
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Dave (DAVIE) Anderson

It is with much regret and sorrow to say that Dave Anderson (ex A Coy/MT) Queen's Own Highlanders passed away early Tuesday morning this was due to a heart attack on Wednesday 6th March 2013.
Funeral arrangements:- service at Livingston crematorium on Thursday 21st Mar at 2pm.
Helen and the Family would like everyone to join them after the service at East Calder Bowling club.
John Green
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Kenny MacLean

Dear All,
It is with much regret that I have to inform you that Kenny MacLean, Q.O.C.Hldrs, Q.O.Hldrs passed on yesterday.
Funeral will take place at 12:45pm on Wednesday 13th at Brodie`s Funeral Parlour, Fairbairn Road, Livingston,then Adambrae Cemetery,
Danny Carruthers
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Jean Givens

It is with the deepest regret that we have to inform you of the passing away in the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh tonight {Tuesday} of the First Lady of the Edinburgh Branch, Jean Givens.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to George and the Family .
Danny Carruthers
Funeral details as follows,1.15 pm on Friday 15th March 2013 at Dunfermline Crematorium Masterton Road DUNFERMLINE KY11 8QR
Major George Givens,
23 Forbes Road
KY11 2AN
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Lady Lang wife of the late Lt Gen Sir Derek Lang KCB DSO MC DL

It is will much sadness that I inform you that Lady Lang wife of the late Lt Gen Sir Derek Lang KCB DSO MC DL (who died in Apr 2001) died at 3.30am on Sunday March 3rd 2013, in St John’s Hospital, Livingston after a fall where she broke her hip.
Charles Lang (Elder son) is now at the family home; Templelands, Kirknewton, Midlothian, EH27 8DJ.
The remainder of the family are coming back to Scotland from various parts of the world.
I do not have any details about the Funeral (Private / Open) or where it might take place but if I do I will let you know.
Maurice Gibson
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Major Frank Blincow MBE

Dear All,
It is with much regret that I e-mail you this morning to let you know that Major Frank Blincow MBE died at 5.30pm at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness aged 86 years.
He had been unwell for a few months but eventually contracted pneumonia which ultimately killed him.
His daughter (Laura) and the Very Reverend Gerald Stranraer-Mull (The Priest from his local Church – St Michaels, Inverness) were at his bedside.
The Funeral will be Private but it is hoped that Laura will agree to allow the Regiment to conduct a Memorial Service in due course at either St Michael’s or The Chapel, Fort George, which meant so much to Frank.
It is the passing of an era. Frank has spent nearly 70 years working directly / indirectly for King, Queen and Country, not to mentioned his beloved Regimental Family especially after the death of his dear Grace some 20 years ago.
For those wishing to send a letter to Laura then the address is; St Olaf’s, 29 Drummond Circus, Inverness, IV2 4QP. God Bless Him.
Maurice Gibson
Major (Retd) MRM Gibson MBE
Regimental Secretary
RHQ SCOTS – North / RHQ The Highlanders
Cameron Barracks

To download Franks obituary by Douglas Shepherd in Office Word click here.
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