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Robert (Bob) Taylor – 08.01.2020

Robert (Bob) Taylor, aged 91 years,  passed away on Wednesday 8th January 2020, after a long illness. He served with the County of Avon Fire Brigade and retired in the rank of Station Officer in June 1979, his wife Iris,

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Tony Jackson – 17.12.2019

It is with very much regret to learn that Tony Jackson passed away on Tuesday 17th December 2019, following a battle with cancer. A private family funeral took place on 6th January in Cornwall.

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Graham Box – 18.11.2019

It is with much sadness that I wish to inform you of the death of 82 year old former Leading Fireman Graham Box, who passed away on Monday 18th November 2019. Graham Joined Gloucestershire Fire Service at station 19 Patchway

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Peter Shilton – 08.10.2019

It is with much sadness that we wish to inform you of the death of former Senior Divisional Officer Peter Shilton aged 73, on the 8th October 2019. Peter’s funeral will take place at St James church in Tytherington, South

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Jim Hopes 12.09.2019

It is with much sadness that we have received notification of the death of James (Jim) Hopes, aged 66 years, ex Speedwell Fire Station who passed away on Thursday 12th September following  a long illness.  His wife passed away a

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John Clark – 03.07.2019

CLARK JOHN. Passed away on the 3rd of July 2019 aged 80 years. When anyone joins the Fire Service it becomes a major part of their life as well as their family.  John joined as a Fireman and retired as

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Frank G. Wilton – 08.06.2019

Francis (Frank) George Wilton. OStJ, QFSM, MIFireE, passed away on 8th June 2019 aged 85 years, following a short illness. Frank enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1950 as an Artificer leaving in 1954 to join the Wiltshire Fire Brigade,

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Bernie Lewis – 03.05.2019

Bernard John Lewis, or Bernie, as he was known served for 12 years as a firefighter with Avon Fire Brigade. Bernie moved to Kingswood station in 1970, from Cirencester station, in Gloucestershire where he served with the brigade there (having

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Iris Taylor – 02.04.2019

We have been informed that Iris Taylor passed away on 2nd April 2019. Iris joined the Bristol Fire Brigade as a Control Room operator and move to Avon when the new H.Q. Building opened in 1973. Following he retirement Iris

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John Sweet – 25.03.2019

It is with much sadness that we have received notification of the death of former Sub.Officer John Sweet who passed away on Monday 25th March 2019. John was a member of the Gloucestershire Fire Service and serving at Patchway from

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