Bob died in Poole hospital on 19 December 1998 after a short illness.
He joined the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars in 1958 and served with them in Aden and Malaya in the orderly room, where he was always liked and respected with this typical Irish humour.
When Bob left the Army in September 1968 he continued to use his clerical skills and talents as an accountant at Daler-Rowney Limited, Wareham.
He became the treasurer and president of the Royal British Legion in Lulworth and, being a strong and active Christian, he held the office of churchwarden and also treasurer of the West Lulworth church.
Bob was a founder member of Wool Troop and was its first secretary.
Unfortunately, he had a stroke in 1988 which left him severely disabled but it never took away his sense of humour or determination to make himself more mobile and able to enjoy life – he still liked a ‘flutter’ on the horses.