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Raymond Farr, aged 86.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell of another Branch member and veteran that has passed on. The Crewe Branches thoughts go out to Mr. Farr's wife, and family at this difficult time. RIP.
Below is a brief account of some of the events in Raymonds life, as written by his son Nigel Farr.
"He was a member of The Royal British Legion since the Second World War where he worked as the secretary to the ships captain on the HMS Rodney, his position is normally noted as the ships writer. He was assigned to an Army company during the War as part of his service. During his service he was wounded in his left leg around his knee cap, he was hospitalised in Denmark before later being repatriated back to the UK.
As soon as he was able to, he rejoined his ship the HMS Rodney, and worked onboard until the end of the War - being the last sailor to leave the ship, where it was then to be sold for salvage by the post war government. My father had signed up under age to the navy, as he wanted to do his duty.
My father was very proud of his service to King and Country, and passionate about The Royal British Legion and the work that the Legion does.
From October 1960 until 1987, my Father was the post master at the Edleston Road Post Office, and was known very well in this area of the town. During his time at Edleston Rd Post Office he was also a local town councillor.
He leaves behind his wife Pamela, son Nigel and daughter Jane, he also has 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and will be deeply missed."