Monday, 1 August 2011

Ian Daglish 1952-2011

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Ian Daglish on 31 July from extensive burns and injuries sustained when a light aircraft crashed in Salford.

A statement from the family said:

"Ian was, first and foremost, a family man - an extremely proud father of two teenage daughters, Hazel and Fiona, and devoted husband of Joy to whom he had been married for 26 years. He has one brother Andrew. Ian and Joy moved to Alderley Edge in 1988 and have since established themselves firmly in the village.

Ian was an active member of the community and was particularly interested in the history and conservation of the area. Ian was passionate and meticulous about all his interests especially his flying; he was an experienced pilot of many years."

We wrote on this blog about Ian's work as a military historian:

Ian also helped with the Daglish One-Name Study which researches the history of the name and the related DNA study.


Anonymous said...

God Bless you Ian and God bless your family. You gave everyone that loves history the gift of your genius and then some and we will always hold you fondly in our hearts and prayers.

Ian, I always knew you as a man of faith and a man of family and admired you. You will be missed.

Ray Tapio

David Chapman said...

My sincere condolences for this sad loss and Ian has not been out of my mind since Friday. I am so pleased I saw him on the previous Sunday.
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Birgitta Hoffmann said...

My sincere condolences for this sad loss. Over the last few years Ian has become a friend and fellow researcher to the Wilmslow Community Archaeology's work in Wilmslow and we will miss him next Saturday and even more in the coming months, when working on our next instalments of WWII biographies. Talking to Ian was always refreshing and frequently added new perspectives to my thinking. I personally, and the others from Wilmslow Community Archaeology will miss him.

Birgitta Hoffmann