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Frank Barr – 07.06.2017

Frank Barr aged 84 years, passed away on 7th June 2017 Frank Barr worked for the County of Avon Fire Brigade at Headquarters. He was a real ‘old fashioned gent’.  He worked in what was the Registry Department (central files) and

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Graham Hood – 15.03.2017

Graham Hood, passed away on Wednesday 15th March 2017, following his long illness. As a member of Gloucestershire Fire Service, Graham served at Cheltenham and Patchway before transferring to Cornwall in 1971, whereby on retirement he was serving as a

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Fredrick Clavey – 08.02.2017

FREDERICK CLAVEY  passed away on 8th February 2017, aged 78 years. Leaving a widow Jean. Fred retired as a Retained Leading Fireman at Nailsea Fire Station in the mid-1990s having completed 22 years in the service. All former colleagues and friends

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Peter Spindler – 18.01.2017

Peter Spindler, passed away on Wednesday 18th January 2017, following his long illness, aged 79 years. At 15 years of age, Pete joined the Navy and served on many ships and submarines mainly as an Asdic and Radio operator. After

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Robert Pittard – 27.12.2016

Robert Pittard passed away on 27th December 2016, aged 95 years. Seventeen-year-old Robert Charles Pittard joined the Royal Navy in 1938 and was serving HMS Basilisk, when in 1940, she was sunk off the coast of Dunkirk, whilst assisting with

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Martin Boskett – 04.01.2017

Martin (Boz) Boskett passed away on Wednesday 4th January 2017 aged 66 years. Martin passed at Bristol Royal Infirmary after a long illness. He joined Gloucestershire Fire Service as a Junior Fireman in 1966 and was posted to Cheltenham in 1968

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Wilfred (Dot) Ham – 20.12.2016

Wilfred (Dot) Ham passed away on 20th December 2016 aged 88 years. Wilfred joined the Bath Fire Brigade in 1951 retiring from the County of Avon Fire Brigade in 1982, he served with distinction in the many roles held. Rising

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Wally Mead – 28.09.2016

Walter James (known only as Wally) Mead passed away on 28th September 2016 aged 83, at Southmead Hospital. His funeral will be held at the Waterside Chapel, Westerleigh Crematorium, on Thursday 20th October at 11.45am and afterwards at the Fleur-de-Lys

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Ben Probert – 14.08.2016

Ben Probert passed away on the 14th August 2016 aged 86 years. Ben joined the Bristol Fire Brigade with his brother Richard Probert, in 1958 & both went on Training school a Speedwell  under D O Osborne & Sub O

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Aubrey Fudge – 11.09.2016

Aubrey Fudge who died on 11th September 2016, aged 80 years. His funeral will take place tomorrow (28th September 2016) at 11:00hrs South Bristol Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations to Prostate Cancer Research c/o Arthur E. Davey & Sons, 82

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