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S/Sergeant David John Feirn

Royal Corps of Signals Memorial Book
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Added by: Keith Cleary

Date added: 20 Sep 2011

Staff Sergeant David John Feirn.
David enlisted in the Army on 17th September 1958 at the age of 15yrs. David was billeted at the Denbury camp near Newton Abbott. He was in “the Junior Leaders Regiment” one of the so called “ Denbury Boys”, and when he came out of the forces he always kept in touch with many of his old comrades. David left the regular army on the 16th June 1967, having served 9 years in total.
He then immediately joined the Territorial Army in Sheffield (38 Signal Regiment) where he met his best friend Gerry Gillott. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and served in the TA until 1982, a total of 15 yrs.
David was a very keen sportsman, and played most sports in the Army , including Football, Rugby, Cricket etc, and won many trophies.
In civilian life David worked in the Steel Industry, working for British Steel, and rose to Section Manager, retiring at 56yrs.
He joined the Rotherham branch of The Royal Signals Association in 2000 at the branches inception, and was a very popular and stalwart member of the branch, organising events, including a trip to the Doncaster Plant where they build Locomotives, and a trip to the World War 1 Battlefields, where we took a full coach.
David was married to his lovely wife Janet for 40 years, and leaves 2 Daughters and 4 Grandchildren, and he liked nothing better than watching his grandchildren playing sport.
David died of heart disease whilst playing Squash a game he loved, with his pal Gerry, on 30th April 2009. David is sorely missed by all who knew him. He really was a “Top Man”.

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