On Sunday 30th September 2018 Gordon Newton passed away. His loss to the 9th Battalion Reunion Club is immeasurable – he was instrumental in the founding of the Club, and worked for decades to ensure its success and growth. To many, Gordon was the voice of the 9th Battalion, and his character and personality was known by many connected with the battalion and Merville. He will also be missed greatly by the colleagues and friends from his days in the Metropolitan Police.
Jill Moore, Gordon’s daughter, put it best:
“He left us with no fuss or trauma. I believe that he knew the end was near and was prepared to go. We, as a family, are devastated but know that he lived a rich and happy life with no regrets.”