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Alan Sperry
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Alan and his brothers were all members of the Hamilton Caledonian Pipe Band and Alan was a very good piper. The Divisional Cavalry Regiment appreciated his piping and he decided to take his pipes overseas with him. However, the pipes were a particularly valuable set and so his brother Lewis agreed to look after Alan's pipes in NZ and loan his own set to Alan to take overseas. Unfortunately, during the retreat from the Galatos area of Crete he was forced to leave them behind. He hid them in a cave in the Galatos area but the pipes have never been recovered. After the war and when taking occasional leave of running his soft furnishing business in Hamilton Alan spent what time he could as Pipe Sergeant of the Hamilton Caledonian Pipe Band and strongly supported that society. His other main interest was trout fishing and after his death his ashes were scattered over his favourite fishing