Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness I report that Second Officer Verrill Elliss RFA(Retd) Crossed the Bar on Saturday 7th July 2018 aged 47 following a heart attack. Verrill was not a member of our Association but still part of the RFA Family. After leaving the RFA he became the Assistant Harbourmaster at the Port of Tyne.

Verril’s funeral will take place on Thursday 19th July 2018 at Cowpen Cemetary Crematorium, Managed by NCC ,Contact Stephen Kelly: 01670 620405
Administration office: Cowpen Cemetery  (HERE for a map).

Old shipmates are most welcome to attend and will be invited to join the family afterwards for refreshments.

Donations, if desired, should be made to  Water Aid (HERE For their website)

The arrangements for the funeral are being made by Co-op Funeral Care Morpeth (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

I will, of course, sitrep this page as the situation if anymore details emerge.

On hehalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to Wendy, his widow, and children Daniel and Luke.

If you have any remembrances of Verrill please email it to me at and I will post them on this page. I am also looking for photographs of Verrill  for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, If you have one please email it to me.