News 2018

Funeral of 22955340 Colin Francis

15 November 2018


It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the death of 22955340 Colin Francis who passed away on Friday 9th November following a short illness.

Colin worked endlessly for the benefit of the Surrey & East Hampshire Branch, whether raising funds for the Branch at Grenadier Day and other events or completing a wing walk to raise funds for The Colonel's Fund and Alzheimer's. He also supported the Branch administratively by becoming a committee member and then going on to become Welfare Officer. He will be missed by us all.

Colin's funeral will take place on Monday 26th November at 1500hrs at Sedgemoor Crematorium, Red Lane, Stretcholt, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4SR, followed by a Wake. The family would like to invite everyone back to the Wake afterwards at The Puriton Inn, Puriton Hill, Puriton, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 8AF.

Anyone wishing to send cards to the family, should send them to his Widow Mrs Doreen Francis and Family, 34 Dovetons Drive, Wiliton, Taunton, TA4 4ST.

We would like to give Colin a Guard of Honour at his funeral (medals to be worn please). If there are any Grenadiers in the area wishing to attend the funeral and form part of the Guard of Honour you can contact me on the details below. 


“Lest We Forget”


Mrs Babs Reid


Surrey & East Hampshire Branch

Telephone: 01252 316757