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Colonel Wills ‘Large Gin And Tonic For Old Time’s Sake’

August 21, 1985

EMSWORTH, England (AP) _ The late retired army Col. Anthony Hunter Dangerfield thought a lot of his dentist, his doctor and his other friends and neighbors in and around this little south coast port.

So in his will, details of which were published today, he left dentist Derek Kitchener 500 pounds ($700) to ″procure himself a case of something agreeable.″ Kitchener has bought 12 bottles of 1970 Chateau Beychevelle, Saint Julien, Fourth Growth - a top Bordeaux wine.

To another friend, Mrs. Peggy King, the convivial colonel left 500 pounds with instructions ″to have a large gin for old time’s sake.″

A third friend, Cynthia Wiggins-Davies, received 500 pounds ″with my love and the wish that she spend it on something of the utmost frivolity.″

Another 500 pounds went to his next-door neighbor Gladys Small ″in token of her kindness in keeping watch on a geriatric neighbor until his remarriage.″

Dangerfield, whose age at death was not stated, left 5,000 pounds to his doctor John Maskell ″in great gratitude for all he has done for my family and myself.″

The bulk of his estate of 182,673 pounds ($253,915) went to his widow Mary Dangerfield and other members of his family.

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