Major Edmund Gartside and Major John Abbott

Jul 18, 2018
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Category: Deputies

It is with great sadness that we announce the deaths over the weekend of Major Edmund Gartside TD DL MA and Major John Abbott TD DL FCILT.

Major Gartside served in the Lancashire Fusiliers, commanding a TA company in Rochdale, and was a member of the Lancashire Area Council of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, and a Director of the Fusiliers Museum in Bury.

He became a Deputy Lieutenant in 1990 retiring in 2008 and was The High Sheriff between 1995 and 1996.

Major Abbott completed National Service and then continued with an active career in the TA where he attained the rank of Major (Rtd). He maintained active interest and was the past Chairman, East Cheshire Committee of the Army Benevolent Fund and President, Manchester Branch, of The Royal Army Service Corps.

He became a Deputy Lieutenant in 1993 retiring in 2014 and was The High Sheriff between 2000 and 2001.