Notice is given of the following Veterans Funerals:
Mrs Dorothy Forest
- Born 14th December 1926, died recently aged 93.
- Served in the Army during WW2 joining up at age 16 after lying about her age.
- She qualified as an HGV driver and had a varied time in the army driving both ambulances and staff cars.
- The funeral was held at the Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield.
- Dorothy was a member of the Chesterfield Royal British Legion Womens’ Section for more than fifty years and until her health and mobility prevented it was very active in her charity work for the legion, especially for the poppy appeal where she had a reputation for making sure the cadets were fed after they had been out collecting in all weathers.
- Dorothy was born in Sheepbridge Square, Chesterfield and returned there after the war where she married and had two children, Terry and Julie. She did various jobs as well as being a housewife and was always a hard worker. She loved knitting and made garments for the children in hospital, as well as taking small gifts for them at Christmas.
As the lone piper plays "Going Home" The Royal British Legion and your Country, thanks you for your service. "Thankyou Doris"
- Born 4th August 1920. Passed away 6th August 2020 aged 100 years and 2 days
- Peggy enlisted in the Women’s Royal Navel Service at the outbreak of WW2 aged 19.
- She served in Portsmouth and Liverpool working in radio and radar.
- Peggy joined Leigh & District RBL branch in Worcestershire at least 20 years ago and transferred to Youlgreave branch in Derbyshire when she moved there four years ago. She was also a member of Blind Veterans UK who have supported her over many years.
- Peggy volunteered with the Sea Rangers (girls aged 16-21) for over 30 years including organizing many trips such as camping weekends and attending local and national regattas, weeks away at a cottage on the Thames and numerous fundraising activities to build a new HQ. To mark a specific anniversary, Peggy organized a service in Westminster Hall for 400 Sea Rangers, followed by a boat ride on the Thames to Greenwich where they all enjoyed afternoon tea with Lord Louis Mountbatten.
As the lone piper plays "Going Home" The Royal British Legion and your Country, thanks you for your service. "Thankyou Peggy"