Bob Goldie died on 27 May 2007 in Denver, Colorado, to where he had emigrated from Australia after his retirement.

Sgt RG Goldie
Sgt RG Goldie

He was born at Middleton Stoney, Oxon on 9 July 1931, the son of Capt (Quartermaster) James Lipsham Goldie, previously a 3rd Hussar and subsequently a Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussar. Bob was educated at Bicester Grammar School, representing the school in cricket and athletics.

On leaving school he took up employment with the Midland Bank as a bank clerk and then at the age of 18 enlisted in the Army. On completion of basic training, he joined the 3rd Hussars at Lubeck in Germany in early 1949.

Within three years he had been promoted to sergeant and qualified as a gunnery instructor after training at Lulworth. He represented the Regiment in rugby and cross-country for three years. In 1952 he was appointed a permanent staff instructor with the North Somerset Yeomanry where he remained until leaving the Army in 1954.

He recommenced his career with the Midland Bank in Oxford and in time qualified as a member of the Institute of Bankers. He then obtained a position with Proctor and Gamble as a field representative. This was followed by a position with Lombard as their assistant manager in Wolverhampton.

In 1962 he emigrated to Australia where he established a branch of Lombard Bank in New South Wales. He then joined the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper as a sales representative. He remained with the Advertiser for 21 years rising to marketing manager. He then established his own business as a project marketing consultant.

In 1993 he emigrated to the USA where in semi-retirement he participated in various marketing projects, most of which were in support of charity events.

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