Rob Forsyth

Tom VAN OSS (1900-41). Major Royal Engineers. Tom was a well known artist who joined up as soon as war was declared. He was immediately employed on camouflage duties. The story of how he was killed when the patrol boat in which he was in inspecting camouflaged positions from off the Lincolnshire coast hit a mine is contained (as downloadable pdf's)  in A Parish at War in two places - The Second World War and Tom's Personal Story. Further information about Tom has been provided by Mary Horlock a Great Granddaughter of Joseph Gray who served with and was a good friend of Tom's. Mary has written a book Joseph Gray's Camouflage which refers to Tom several times.

 Richard VAN OSS (b.1931)National Service 1950-52. Sword of Honour at OCS Eaton Hall. 2nd Lieutenant Somerset Light Infantry(Assistant Adjutant) based in Germany. 1952-56 TA service with Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry  while at Magdalen College, Oxford. 1956-1979 Imperial Chemical Industries. 1979-1993 Chief Executive, The Game Conservancy Trust.

John VAN OSS (b.1932) Lieutenant Royal Navy
Joined Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth at aged 17.Served in HMS Ceylon for 18 months as part of the United Nations Force during the Korean War (1950-53) and then later in HMS Loch Insh in the Persian Gulf during the 1956 Suez Crisis. In 1957 he resigned his commission and emigrated to Canada where he lived in British Columbia and Manitoba finally returning to UK in 1964 and now lives in Wiltshire.

Note: Ironically their younger brother, Peter, had his knee smashed by the RAF while playing against them at rugger aged 18 and so failed his National Service medical.