Jones was a 6-year veteran of the RCT and RLC. Vivian was a Lieutenant and is a veteran of the first Gulf War in 1991. He passed at the age of 56 with no family and no friends. The military preparation college of training carried the coffin, 3 standard bears were in attendance, Royal British Legion Riders escorted the cortege and a serving bugler from the Scots guards played the last post. SSAFA covered the cost of the funeral.