A Southport WW II Burma Star veteran passes away October 4th, 2016 admin Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Alfred Warren with with wife Eileen – they would of been Married 69 years in November. A Southport WW II Burma Star veteran passes away Southport author Sean Connolly has announced the passing Southport second world war vetran Alfred Warren. Dear friends, We are saddened by the passing of one of the few remaining Burma Star veterans in Southport. Alfred Warren served in the Essex Regiment of the Burma star during the second world war, The `Forgotten Army’ was led by a true leader by the name of Colonel Bill Slim. He once described these soldiers as the protectors of the civilised world. He wasn’t wrong. These men were something special and were labelled as true heroes in every sense of the word. When we talk about fighting for our tomorrows, these were the soldiers who did just that. On a personal note, I know there are only one or two Burma Vets left in Southport. (My dad being one of them). I am proud and honoured to be invited to Southport Crematorium Monday 10th October at 2.45pm to celebrate the life of Alfred Warren. I salute you sir and may you rest in the Naafi in the sky If there are any other ex services available at this time, the family would love to see you there. Please share this post as much as you can. We would like as many vets as possible there to pay our respects to one of the last of the `Forgotten Army.’ Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!