Author Topic: Sgt Alan Mottershead(Malayan Veterans Association)  (Read 577 times)

Offline artyhughes

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Sgt Alan Mottershead(Malayan Veterans Association)
« on: November 29, 2016, 07:20:40 PM »
It is with great sadness that I report the funeral of the late Sgt Alan Mottershead,whose funeral took place today 28 November 2016.Alan was also chairman of the Salford branch of the RBL.
A sad loss to all who knew him.Rest in Peace Alan.

Offline Robert Bonner

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Re: Sgt Alan Mottershead(Malayan Veterans Association)
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 10:36:22 AM »
Roy.
What a great loss both to the Regiment and the Royal British Legion.  A splendid soldier and a great example to many.  There was no smarter standard-bearer on parade and he was ever-helpful in looking after his old comrades. Another proud Jungle Basher gone to ground.
Robert

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Re: Sgt Alan Mottershead(Malayan Veterans Association)
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 12:00:40 PM »
A sad day indeed.
He is in this photo with my father, he is 3rd from the left my father is at the back under the "X"
Cliff
Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

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Re: Sgt Alan Mottershead(Malayan Veterans Association)
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2016, 10:01:06 AM »
A very great loss indeed Roy, Rest In Peace Alan - back with your old pal Geoff again.

Your photo brought back many memories for me Cliff a very great bunch to have have  served with - along the left side - Charlie Pickles, Charlie Marshall,Alan Mottershead your Dad Arthur Phillips.
Up via the right , Ted Widdowson,John McCabe, Myself, Smiler from 6 platoon, ? might be Jack Kewley,Could be old Five Bucks Ken Graham. the others seated are in shadow.

Indeed a great gang to have been with.
George.

PS.Could be Stan Aspinall and c by last thunk ?.
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Re: Sgt Alan Mottershead(Malayan Veterans Association)
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 04:45:48 PM »
Lieutenant Alastair Cowan - 1st Bn and Malayan Veteran

Sadly, after a very short illness, Alastair died, at home with his family, on 6th December. He was a Forum member and author of The 22nd Manchesters.  His Father had served as a Captain in WWI with the 22nd.

Alastair had a great regard for the Regiment and recently discovered a previously unknown Crimean Memorial to the commanding officer of the 63rd.  He was also instrumental in recently raising sufficient funds for the restoration of the Crimean Memorial in the grounds of Bath Abbey.  His enthusiasm and interest  will be missed by his many friends in the Regiment.
Robert

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Re: Alastair Cowan (Malayan Veterans Association)
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 06:55:29 PM »
A sad loss to the regimental family,Malayan veterans association and especially his family,
Rest in Peace Alastair and stand easy.

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Re: Sgt Alan Mottershead(Malayan Veterans Association)
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 08:00:04 PM »
Both sad losses.
My condolances.

regards

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Re: Sgt Alan Mottershead(Malayan Veterans Association)
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2016, 07:00:15 PM »
RIP Alan and Alastair

As young men you were warriors
As old men you were fathers & grandfathers
As veterans you will always be respected
And to everyone who knew you, you will always be remembered 

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Re: Sgt Alan Mottershead(Malayan Veterans Association)
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2016, 10:15:21 AM »
Belated apologies, only just spotted your demise Alastair - I do not recall ever having met up with you but that was often the situation in those far off days due to the distances  between Companies but you were still to be remembered so rest in Peace  and meet with your old friends and comrades again.
George.
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