WALLER, Brigadier Hardress Jocelyn de Warrenne

Male 1917 - 2010  (92 years)

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  • Name WALLER, Hardress Jocelyn de Warrenne 
    Prefix Brigadier 
    Born 5 May 1917 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Mar 2010 
    Person ID I2098  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2014 

    Father WALLER, Major Edgar,   b. 10 Jan 1887,   d. 12 Apr 1964  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother CARLISLE, Ellen Dorothy 
    Family ID F1237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BANASINSKA, Lygia Janina 
    +1. WALLER, (Private)
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Late addition - see also his obituary in the Irish Times for Saturday 17th April 2010.

      My friend and cousin Hardress Jocelyn de Warrenne Waller of Rynskaheen, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, died aged 92 after a short illness on 6th March 2010. He is survived by his widow Lygia (née Banasinska), son Jocelyn, grandson Thomas and great-grandchildren Alexander and William. A second grandson Edward was killed by a terrorist bomb in Bali in 2002.
      At his funeral service in St Mary's Church of Ireland, Nenagh, on 10th March 2010, a large congregation joined together to give thanks for and celebrate his long life, well lived, and to recall his gifts of character, integrity and leadership, his sense of humour and zest for life, and all the ways in which he touched the hearts of his family, friends, neighbours and the wider community. After the service he was buried beside his parents Edgar and Dorothy in the family graveyard at Clough Prior, followed by refreshments at Lough Derg Yacht Club, of which he was a past Commodore.

      He had a distinguished army career, serving in the Horse Artillery and Royal Horse Artillery where he was known by the nick-name Sam. After fighting in Burma during the Second World War, where he was awarded the Military Cross, he served in many places around the world, was received an MBE in 1956, and retired in 1965 with the rank of Brigadier. In a second career in horseracing, he was Secretary to the Horserace Betting Levy Board 1965-68, Director General of the Racecourse Association 1968-1975, and Senior Steward of the Irish Turf Club 1991-93. He was educated at Rossal and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.

      He was also an accomplished polo player, a highly competitive and successful sailor of Shannon One Design dinghys, a military historian, a family genealogist, and with his wife Lygia a restorer of oil paintings.

      I will miss him greatly.

      The Waller family crest

      I used this prayer of William Penn over his coffin the night before his funeral:
      We give you back, O God, those whom you have given us?You did not lose them when you gave them to us,?and we do not lose them by their return to you.?Your Son has taught us that life is eternal and love cannot die.?So death is only an horizon, and an horizon is only the limit of our sight.?Open our eyes to see more clearly, and draw us closer to you,?so that we may know we are nearer to our loved ones,?who are with you.

      Posted by Joc Sanders at 18:57

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