Les :-

Sad news for us all who knew Major Dinwiddie, an officer and gentleman




Taken:- 50th Anniversary KOYLI departure to Malaya

Sirs, Ladies and Gentlemen,   It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the sad death of

Major D.J. Dinwiddie.  David died peacefully last evening, Monday 30th September at The Royal British Legion home, Lister House, Ripon.

David’s funeral will take place at Knayton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire and details of the date and time will be made known as soon as possible.

David began his career as a Second Lieutenant 02/08/1957 with KOYLI.

Lieutenant 02/08/1959. Captain 02/08/1963. LI 10/07/1968. Major 30/06/1970. Retired 10/10/1977.   ADC to GOC West Midland District 04/1967 to 04/1968.  Served with 1 KOYLI in Malaya and Borneo.

Adjutant 4th KOYLI 02/08/1965 to 01/02/1967. GSO 2 (MA) to DCOS

(Log) HQ AFNORTH 14/05/1973 to 15/05/1975.  Operational service

Malaysia and Northern Ireland.

Respectfully,     Maxine Pryce

Tributes to David :-

David Fill: –

He was my O.C in Colchester and N.I Looked after us well …Please pass on my condolences to his Family

Percy Potts :-

David Dinwiddie was one of natures gentlemen, he was Intelligence Officer in Berlin for a short time.   I bumped into him in Middlesbrough whilst I was serving as a Police Officer, he was striding along Albert Road at 140 to the minute, he was working as a solicitor. Very sad. I shall try to get to his funeral, Knayton is only 20 minutes from me.

RIP Cede Nullis

Harry Finley :-

This is sad news.   I first met David D in 1969 in MOD AG2 when he was a Staff Captain (SO3 in new money).

As Percy says, he was one of natures gentlemen.

Eric Gilbert:-

So sorry to hear this sad news.   From what I can recall, he was always very strict but also very fair, smart, and a Gentleman.

Brian Filll;-


Sad news about Major Dinwiddie, he was a fine man and an Officer and a gentleman
My condolences to his family.

Tony Addy


The one thing that I remember about the Capt, was he had us on a muster parade in the jungle, some one had put the watch forward that we were using  for guard,. I don’t remember why he was over the Buglers at that time.

David John Connelly


I remember him joining the bn. He was a gentleman. My wife worked with him in s solictors office in Yarm

has nothing but kind words for him RIP

Jim Mathieson


My condolences to his family he was a gentleman.

Malcolm Moore


My sorry to hear, that Major David Dinwiddie has passed away, R.I.P. David.

Alan Yates:


I first met David Dinwiddie in the Officers Mess in 1959 when I worked as a barman in Hilden, he was a gentleman, last time I spoke to him was at York Minster last year, R I P David

Stan Green

Sorry to hear the passing of Major David Dinwiddie, met him a couple of years ago in Leeds Town Hall after the freedom parade, a true gentleman, and he remembered me from the Int. Section Berlin. My condolence to his family.

Ken Cowen

Hi Les,

Met up with David Dinwiddie and his wife at the opening of the KOYLI museum in Doncaster, we had a chat,,

I remember him been a smart guy and very strict, please pass my condolence’s to his family. Ken.

Arnie Fothergill


Hi Les   Thanks for letting me know about Major Dinwiddie. He was a nice man different from the others.   Thanks again   Best wishes old friend,


Peter Bate


So sad to hear of Major Dinwiddies death, a wonderful officer RIP sir