Lieut.-Colonel A. H. Gillmore
Lieut.-Colonel Argyle Henry GILLMORE (33689)
Colonel Gillmore died suddenly at Norton Barracks, Worcester, on the 11th February 1955, aged 49. It is believed that he choked while eating in the Officers Mess at Norton Barracks. At the time he was visiting the Regiment. At the time he was still serving as Provost Marshal, British Army on the Rhine. He had previously commanded the 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment from 1949 to 1951.
He was buried with full military honours at Norton Church on 15th February 1955. Major A. H. Nott and five officers of the Regiment acted as pall bearers. The firing party was by the Depot under command of Sgt. Bell. Bearers were W.O.'s and Sjts. of the Depot under command of R.S.M. Foden. Drummer Green sounded "Last Post and "Reveille." The funeral was attended by a number of past officers of the Regiment, including Brigadier B. C. S. Clarke, D.S.O., who represented the Colonel of the Regiment. Among others present were Brigadier Oulton, the Provost Marshal, and other representatives of the Royal Military Police and S.I.B.
A memorial service was held at Christchurch, Dusseldorf, on 28th February 1955. The A.C.G., B.A.O.R., officiated and the Band of the Regiment played in the Church. The following were among the large numbers who attended: General Sir Richard and Lady Gale, Major-General J. H. O. Wilsey, Lieut.-Colonel and Mrs. Vaughan, R.S.M. Compton and three W.O.'s and Serjeants and nine Other Ranks of the 1st Battalion who had served with Colonel Gillmore, also detachments from all Royal Military Police units in B.A.O.R.
Captain B. A. Parker
Captain Bryan Alastair PARKER (403642)
Captain Parker died at the Millbank Hospital, London on the 13th November 1956 after being ill for a number of month. It came as a great shock to the Regiment as he was only 27 years of age.
He was commissioned in to the Worcestershire Regiment from the Royal Military College at Sandhurst on the 14th July 1949. He was then posted to the 1st Battalion and served with them in Malaya from 1950 to 1952. He then was posted to the Depot for the next 2 years. In 1955 he rejoined the 1st Battalion in Germany.
He was buried with full military honours at his home, St. Leonard's Church, Bursledon, on the 20th November 1956. The firing party, under command of Sgt. T. Bell, and a bearer party of Sergeants and Corporals, under command of R.S.M. A. Foden, M.S.M., were provided by the Depot. Drummer Smith sounded the "Last Post" and "Reveille".
Colonel S. W. Jones represented the Regiment and the following officers also attended; Major J. D. Ricketts, Major G. C. Peace, Major M. C. Gray, Captain E. D. Wilson (from the 1st Battalion), Captain E. A. J. Parry, Captain T. E. J. Mound, Lieutenant D. J. Bezzant and Lieutenant J. H. Bryant.