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John Robert Victor Iles

John died in hospital on Friday 17 December 2021.  He had not been at all well for some months and had been in and out of hospital quite a few times during this period.   He leaves his wife, Ann, and family in the merciful Love and Care of John's Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

John joined the Order, in the Grand Priory of Wales on 22 February 2020.

His "Promotion to Glory" is also recognised by his promotion to the rank of Knight Officer

He will be sadly missed by us all.  May he Rest in Peace.

Chevalier John Iles
Chevalier John Robert Victor Iles KOTJ

Extracts from some of the tributes to Chevalier John Iles

(In alphabetical order, following the Grand Prior’s original notification to members)


My fellow Brothers and Sisters,                                                                 Saturday 18 December 2021

It is with deep sadness and regret that I have to inform you that our dear brother John Iles was called home to Glory yesterday.

John joined the Order on 22 February 2020 and has been a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ as one of our Knights, continuing his path as a Christian prior to that, as well as being a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

I would ask you all to remember John in your prayers and commend his lovely wife Ann to God’s Love and Care at this traumatic time for her and their family and relations.

May he Rest in Peace,

(Grand Prior)


Sad sad news.  My daughter's grandad also passed this morning.  Sad, sad day.

Thoughts are with their families.

Yours aye



I’m deeply saddened to hear this.  John was a fine man and a good brother.

Please could you pass on my deepest sympathies to his family.  I, of course, will add him to our prayers tomorrow.

May our brother John find peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.




Sad news.  Rest in peace Brother.



May perpetual light shine upon him, and may he rest in peace and rise in Glory.  Amen.



Such sad news of Brother John.

I shall include him and his family in our Prayers tomorrow.



John's Investiture at Newport Cathedral

 OSMTJ - Newport 21 - John   OSMTJ - Newport 21 - Starting young?

                                        John receiving the Accolade                                              John's Grandchildren, Daughter, Wife (Ann) and John


With deep respect and in thankfulness for a faithful servant
we recall our dear Brother and Knight Templar of the Grand Priory of Wales
who has recently passed from our sight:

Chevalier John Robert Victor Iles 
(Knight Officer in the Sovereign & Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem)

KT - Cross

In memoria aeterna erit iustus.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

The just shall be in everlasting remembrance.
Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.


KT - Cross



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