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Sgt John Wilson-Brown

Royal Corps of Signals Memorial Book
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Added by: Jane Wilson-Brown

Date added: 14 Mar 2012

John lost his final battle against cancer on 20th February 2012. He was fortunate to spend his final days in Oakhaven Hospice Lymington where he received exceptional care.
John was born in Dundee and was fiercely proud of his Scottish heritage. Nevertheless he broke with family tradition and in 1953 at the age of 18 joined the Signals rather than a Scottish regiment.He trained at Catterick and then served in 2 War office Signal Regiment, Bampton Oxfordshire. After a brief time ar the Army School of Education, Beaconsfield he moved to 5 Army Group, Oldenburg. He was eventually sent on active service to the Fat East, where he worked for the Chief Signal Officer, Far Eastern Command and, in his words, 'made a thorough nuiscance of himself'. John was proud to have served his country in this way and had many special recollections of his time in Malaya.
After leaving the Army in 1958 he trained as a teacher and taught for just over 40 years, mainly in residential Special Schools.He combined this with service in the TA and in 1970 joined the Middlesex Yeomenry Signal Squadron at Harrow and later transferred to the Wessex and Welsh Signal Squadron TA at Bridgwater.
In 1992 John was licensed as an Anglican Lay Minister at Oxford Cathedral. It was fitting that the last service that he took was the Remembrance Service at St. John's church Hythe, Hampshire.
John leaves a widow, Jane, two children Melanie and Alastair and seven grandchildren.
Rest in peace John, free from pain.
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