The Life Guards Association

The Life Guards Association was formed in 1928 after the amalgamation of The 1st and 2nd Life Guards after which they were called "The Life Guards (1st and 2nd)" until 1928 when they are renamed "The Life Guards".

Since 1945 the Regiment has served wherever the British Army has been in action including tours in Palestine, Cyprus, the Far East, BAOR, Northern Ireland, The Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. The Life Guards formed a union with The Blues and Royals in 1992 but retained their separate identity and they continue to serve as a fully integrated part of the modern British Army, ready to deploy wherever they are needed.

Obituaries 2017

It is with much regret that the Honorary Secretary announces the death of the following old comrades. The Life Guards Association offer their sincere condolences to all members of their families. May they Rest in Peace.


Service Number Rank & Name Service Dates Date of Death Aged
237567 Lt H Hoare July 1942 – September 1945 December 1988
22012719 LCpl JEC Cardozo Unknown Unknown
14946745 Tpr DH Randall March 1945 – February 1948 10th February 2015 88
14499048 CoH Agar  February 1943 – November 1947 1st  January 2016 89
23215105 Musn JHA Stilwell August 1955 – March 1958 12th May 2016 87
22044191 Tpr P Biggs January 1948 – December 1949
22556431 Tpr L Lewis August 1953 – August 1956 September 2016
Mr J Brookshaw 24th June 1954 – 24th May 1957 1st January 2017 80
24540413 LCoH F O’Sullivan May 1981 – September 1992 2nd January 2017  52
296432 Tpr D Seage August 1944 – November 1947 8th January 2017 90
296802 Tpr E Stockwell May 1947 – January 1953 8th January 2017 87
23772005 LCpl K Curtis March 1960 – August 1962 8th January 2017 77
22556532 LCpl R Wheeldon October 1953 – January 1957 9th January 2017  81
22042772 LCpl C Benson June 1948 – March 1950 19th January 2017  85
22789221 LCpl M Worthington January 1952 – October 1969 19th January 2017 82
24048285 Tpr A Chapman February 1966 – May 1969 24th January 2017 72
Lord C Thynne 27th January 2017 82
23215592 Tpr C Chapman October 1957 – September 1963 29th January 2017 77
6213829 Tpr D Frost October 1941 – September 1946 31st January 2017 95
21000085 SCpl D Barnfield October 1947 – November 1970 31st January 2017 85
296417 Tpr B Wood July 1944 – October 1947 8th February 2017 91
22556122 CoH L Iles October 1952 – February 1967 10th February 2017 82
22205533 Cpl J Chettle April 1950 – May 1955 11th February 2017 84
22128146 Tpr M Midgley April 1949 – March 1951 16th February 2017 86
296720 Musn G Britton October 1946 – November 1960 21st February 2017 86
22556282 Tpr M Godfrey March 1953 – March 1956 2nd March 2017 81
295959 Tpr A Gough October 1942 – July 1947 5th March 2017 92
22663700 Tpr R Mills May 1952 – May 1954 7th March 2017 83
22205179 Trp K Wilson September 1948 – October 1953 12th March 2017 87
376181 Major P Baillie December 1946 – March 1961 13th March 2017 89
 459231 Capt GRP Coles January 1958 – December 1963 21st March 2017 77
24239313 SCpl S Craister April 1972 – October 1996 18th April 2017 60
24885586 Tpr D Bowen February 1990 – July 1994 29th April 2017 45
23215941 LCpl GA Ellerby March 1959 – March 1968 19th May 2017 76
296599 Tpr R Wolstencroft January 1945 – December 1947 May 2017
19021157 Tpr RE Allard August  1946 – March 1949 12th June 2017 89
296331 Cpl T Kirk April 1944 – October 1947 13th June 2017 91
22869413 Tpr J Turner March 1953 – December 1955 21st June 2017 82
24125839 CoH S Prentice January 1971 – January 1980 2nd July 2017 64
23215133 SCpl P Richards September 1955 – April 1978 10th July 2017 80
23679031 Cpl R Cobb January 1957- January 1966 13th July 2017 75
22556105 Tpr H Hodgson July 1952 – September 1955 22 July 2017 82
296337 CoH K Fletcher April 1944 – July 1952 29th July 2017 91
23772318 Tpr KR Burnand January 1960 – December 1963 6th August 2017 78
24306588 Mr Tpr Archer 1975 – 1983 14th August 2017 58
23215746 Tpr J Harrison April 1957 – April 1960 September 2017 77
23865792 SCpl C Robinson September 1961 – May 1986 1st September 2017 71
296761 WO2 AR Clarke February 1947 – May 1968 1st September 2017 88
24048342 WO2 T Lee May 1966 – November 1988 6th September 2017 69
433337 Lt I Dipple June 1934 – June 1955 14th September 2017 82
23215353 Tpr H Wright August 1956 – January 1959 15th October 2017 79
22205087 SCpl W Jeffery April 1948 – November 1971 19th October 2017 86
14062013 Cpl J Barber August 1945 – May 1948 1st November 2017 90
288849 Capt J Dent January 1943 – January 1946 3rd November 2017 97
23343678 Tpr A Watts April 1938 – October 1958 6th November 2017 79
22556011 Tpr J Aston January 1952 – July 1955 6th November 2017 82
23215147 WO2 J Cummins November 1955 – May 1978 11th November 2017 79
295584 Cpl D Bashford May 1945 – May 1957 25th November 2017 90
22205406 CoH T Riffin August 1949 – April 1972 12th December 2017 86
24048247 CoH A Parsley April 1981 – April 1991 25th December 2017 70
Unknown Tpr G Frisken Unknown 29th December 2017 91
296829 WO2 D Turtle July 1947 – July 1969 30th December 2017 86

THE LIFE GUARDS REGIMENTAL COLLECT

O Ever-living God, King of Kings, in whose service we put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation, grant we beseech thee that The Life Guards may be faithful unto death, and at last receive the crown of life from Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

(Formed in April 1922 from: The 1st Life Guards, The 2nd Life Guards and took their present title in June 1928.)