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Family Messages – 14th January 2019 Edition

BARNETT, JOY: Happy 80th birthday to a very special Mum on 21st January. Hope you have a lovely day like you deserve. Still young at heart. All our love Nigel, Caroline, Julie, Roy. XXX

BARNETT, JOY: To a very special Nan on your 80th birthday. We love you loads. Lots of love Dan, Vick, Ash, Kayleigh, Harriet, Nathanial, Chloe, Aaron, Jordan. XXX

BARNETT, JOY: To Joy, wishing you a happy 80th birthday on 21st January. Hope you have a lovely day. Lots of love Tracy, Steve, Kirsty, Sophie, Ann, Tony, Paul. XXX

PEARCE, MOLLY: I would like to say a big thank you to Janet and Barry, Karen, and friends. Also staff at Spa Medical Centre and Dorothy House for all their help and support during my illness. Thank you all and best wishes for the New Year.

MORRISON, Nee HARVEY, PAT: Formerly of Melksham passed away peacefully on 26th December, aged 77 years. Dearly loved wife of Ian. Funeral service Wednesday 16th January 12noon at St. Anthony’s R/C Church, Melksham. Donations if desired are for Parkinson’s UK C/O D.J. Bewley Funeral Directors.

SCULL, SAMANTHA: Of Melksham, formerly of Chippenham, passed away suddenly on 21st December aged 48 years. A dearly loved Mum to David and Zoe, a loving daughter to Rosemary and a very close friend to Paul who will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place on Monday 4th February 12.15pm at West Wiltshire Crematorium. Family flowers only please and any donations in memory of Sam are for MIND C/O DJ Bewley Funeral Directors.

DOWE, BETTY: 12th January 2014, Miss you mum, think about you lots. Lubs always, June, Bill, Andrew, Katrina, Joe, Tassie, Oliver, Carol, Dan & boys, All your friends and family xxx

WILKINS, MARCIA: 30/01/1967-19/02/2012 Happy Birthday. With an ache in my heart, I whisper low, Happy Birthday Marcia, I miss you so, I will love you forever. Mum xxx

A big thank you

I would like to take  this opportunity to say many many thanks (twice).

First is for my wife Rose who passed away on the 5th November 2018. Thank you all for the many cards of sympathy and the donations to Dorothy House Hospice care at Winsley, the total amount donated was £367.92.

Secondly my 75th birthday party at Spencers Club on 21st December 2018. Donations were made to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Service. Again many thanks to all the people who attended, the birthday cards were  an amazing 52 in total. The grand total raised was  £349.25; this was from the raffle. collection tins and the cards postbox, once again thank you all.

Roger Dees

• Family messages are free with a 

donation to charity – either to 

Melksham Rotary Club or Dorothy House Hospice. Call 704761 for    details.

Melksham soldiers who died in WW1 

October 1918 was the last full month of the war and here we remember two more Melksham Soldiers who did not see the end of it. 

The men who died 100 years ago this month were:

Ernest Albert Gregory was a Private in the 25th Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps. His service No was 156192 and he had formerly served in the Wiltshire Regiment where his service No was 1640

Ernest was just 22 years old when he was killed in action on the 9th of October 1918. He has no known grave, but is remembered on the memorial at Vis-en-Artois on Panel 10. He was the son of Mr & Mrs A Gregory of Blackmore, Lower Forest, Melksham, and the husband of Mrs L M Doughty (formerly Gregory) who lived at Storemore, Dilton Marsh, Westbury. He was resident in Melksham and enlisted in Chippenham. 

William Henry Walker was a Corporal in the Royal Worcestershire Regiment although at the time of his death, he may have been serving in the Royal Defence Corps. His service No 11781. William was 27 when he died and he was married to Amelia Francis Walker. Amelia later re-married and became Amelia Ricketts. She lived at 6 Leaze Road Melksham Forest. He lies in Melksham Churchyard. 

Bob Purnell