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Family Messages – 14th September 2017 Edition

WEBB, CHLOE:

Happy 18th birthday Chloe on 20th Sept. Have a lovely day. Lots of love Daddio XXX. Happy 18th birthday Chloe on Sept 20th. Love from Sophie, Nathan & Daisy XXX.

WEBB, CHLOE HANNAH:

To our lovely granddaughter 18 on 20th September. Have a lovely day. Lots of love Grandma & Grampy XXX. Happy 18th birthday Chloe. Lots of love Uncle Steven, Aunty Susan, Matthew, James, Hannah & Baby Jack XXX. 18 on the 20th September. Enjoy your special day Chloe. Love from Uncle Gary, Aunty Catherine, Hannah & Daniel XXX.

BRIGGS, JACK:

Wishing you a wonderful 21st birthday on the 24th of September! All our love from Mum, Simon, Zak, Shannon, Natasha, Cameron, Beth, Jake, Nan and Steve XXX.

CHARLES, LEWIS:

Happy 21st birthday on the 23rd September to my very special son. With all my love Mummy XXX. 23rd September. Happy 21st birthday Bro. Lots of love Justin XXX. Happy 21st birthday on 23rd September. Hope your day is as special as you. Lots of love always Nan & Grandad XXX.

GRIFFITHS, MIKE:

14th September. Wishing you a very happy 30th birthday. Enjoy your special day, you deserve only the best. Love you loads, Mum & Martin XxX.

CHARLES, KIM:

Congratulations on your 50th birthday 24th September!! We hope your day is as special as you!! Love always Mum & Dad XXX. Mum, we can’t believe you’re 50 on 24th September. You look far too young!! Lots of love Justin, Lewis & Ruby XXX. Happy 50th birthday on 24th September. Lets make it one to remember!! Love from all your London friends XXX.

DWYER, VIV:

Happy 70th birthday on 16th September. Lots of love from Dave, Alex and El XXX.

WILLOUGHBY, JOHN:

September 17th. Our first year without you. Deirdre, Sonja, Simon, Guy and families.

RAYMOND, ANDY:

Of Melksham passed away peacefully at The RUH, Bath on 29th August, aged 76 years. A dearly loved husband, father and brother. The funeral service takes place Friday 15th September, 1pm at West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington. The wake will be held at Trowbridge Rugby club after the service. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired are for The RUH Cancer Unit. Cheques payable to RUH Charitable Fund c/o D.J. Bewley Funeral Directors.

HYDE, MICHAEL:

Passed away peacefully on 31st August aged 86 years. He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife, children and grandchildren and will remain forever in our hearts The funeral service was held at Holy Cross Church, Seend on Friday 8th September. Donations if desired to Staverton House c/o D J Bewley Funeral Directors.

WHITTLE, BRYAN:

Of Melksham, formerly Bradford On Avon passed away peacefully on 5th September at The Royal United Hospital Bath aged 79 years. Dearly loved husband of Mavis, dear Dad of Steven and Dawn and a much loved Grampy and Great Grampy.  For details of the funeral service, please contact DJ Bewley Funeral Directors on 01225 702521.

LITTMAN, GRACE (Brad):

Of Melksham, retired night sister of Melksham Hospital passed away peacefully at home on 5th September aged 86 years. Dearly loved wife of Ray and a dear Mother of Mark and Jo, loving Grandmother and Great Grandmother who will be sadly missed by all the family. Funeral service is to take place on Tuesday 12th September 4.45pm at Semington Crematorium.  Donations in memory of Grace are for Dorothy House Hospice C/O DJ Bewley Funeral Directors.

COX, GLADYS (Jackie):

Of Melksham passed away peacefully after a short illness on 8th September at the RUH Bath, aged 78 years. Funeral service Wednesday 20th September, 10:45am at Semington Crematorium. Donations if desired are for The RUH League of Friends (Cheques payable to The RUH Charitable Fund) c/o D.J. Bewley Funeral Directors.

WHITING, ROB:

Taxi Driver of Melksham, passed away on 8th September at The Royal United Hospital, Bath.  A Dearly loved husband of Theresa, a loving Dad to Sarah and Darren; a Grampy, Great Grampy and a devoted brother to Sue who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place on Monday 25th September 12.15pm at Semington Crematorium. Family flowers only please and any donations in memory of Rob are for the British Heart Foundation C/O DJ Bewley Funeral Directors.

ELLISON, GERDA:

Passed away peacefully at Mavern House, Shaw on 10th September, aged 93 years. Wife of the late Dr David Ellison, dearly loved Mother of John and Margaret. For details of the funeral service please contact DJ Bewley Funeral Directors 01225 702521.

Hazell, DAVID JOHN:

Of Melksham passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on 12th September, aged 79 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Pat Hazell, loving dad and grandad deeply missed by all the family. The funeral service takes place Tuesday 19th September, 10am at West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington. Family flowers only please, donations if desired are for Macmillan Nurses and Dorothy House Hospice c/o DJ Bewley Funeral Directors.

Melksham soldiers who died in WW1 

100 years ago this month, in September 1917, Melksham lost two more men in the Great War and their names are now on the memorial in Canon Square.

H Brewer

Harry Brewer was serving as a private in the 28th Battalion Australian Infantry (A I F). His service No was 5817 and he was aged 24 when he was killed in action on the 20th of September 1917. He has no known grave and is remembered on panel 7-17-23-25-27-29-31 on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.

Harry was the youngest son of George and Eliza Brewer. (His elder brother, Herbert, served in the same regiment and would die the following June).

Both boys are remembered on their parents’ tombstone by the path through the old part of St Michael’s churchyard.

F H Barton

Frank Ernest Barton was serving as a Private in the Royal West Kent Regiment.

His service No was G/21922 (formerly 23561 East Surrey Reg). He was killed in action on 25th September 1917 and like Harry Brewer, has no known grave. Frank is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panels14-17 & 162-162A.

Frank Barton was born in Melksham, but enlisted at Ealing Middlesex; at the time he was residing in Hanwell Middlesex.

Bob Purnell