Obituaries

21 October 2012

Flight Lieutenant William Louis Buchanan Walker (G. 1927-31)

Flight Lieutenant William Walker, who has died aged 99, was shot down in his Spitfire during the Battle of Britain and wounded. Late in his life, having become the oldest surviving pilot of the Battle, he wrote poetry in memory of his fellow aircrew.

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10 October 2012

Timothy Sinclair (A. 1979-83)

It is with great sadness that the OB Office reports that Timothy Sinclair (A. 1979-83), Headmaster of Sompting Abbotts Prep School, passed away at midday yesterday, Wednesday 10th October, having had a massive stroke.

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17 August 2012

Geoff Lees

We have with great sorrow to announce the death of Geoff Lees, who died on Friday 17th August after a prolonged illness stoically borne.

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11 July 2012

Professor Bob McMinn (H. 1937-41)

The Old Brightonians are sad to announce the death of Professor Bob McMinn (H. 1937-41). A great friend to the College, Bob delighted in the fact that when it was introduced the girls college uniform used Black Menzies, his own clan tartan. Bob was a great supporter of College projects, most recently making a gift to the Diamond Jubilee Pavilion.

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28 March 2012

Naishel Kelly Memorial Fund

Following the tragic death of pupil Naishel a fund has been established to erect a memorial to Naishel in the Brighton College chapel.

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21 March 2012

Alan Mann (L. 1950-53)

Alan Mann (L. 1950-53) died on 21st March 2012 aged 75. He was a part-time racing driver and team manager who ran a substantial part of the hugely successful Ford works racing effort in Europe from 1964 to 1969.

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14 January 2012

Sgt. Major Chris O'Connell Memorial Service

The Sgt. Major Chris O’Connell Memorial took place on a freezing January afternoon, but the warmth of feeling amongst the Old Brightonians who came to celebrate Chris’s life staved off the cold. Two former Headmasters were in attendance, Bill Blackshaw and John Leach, and Brighton College was represented by various staff including Deputy-Head John Weeks, Elizabeth Cody and Common Room President Steve Radojcic.

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20 November 2011

Michael Woodsmith (C. 1955-59)

Michael Ernest Woodsmith, May 19, 1941-November 20, 2011, beloved husband of Audrey Woodsmith, died of pulmonary fibrosis.

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10 November 2011

John Brian Eborn (S. 1945-50)

We are very sad to report the death of John Brian Eborn (S. 1945-50) on 9th October 2011 at the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher aged 78 years old.

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27 September 2011

Major A T Eeles (L. 1934-39) MC

Tony Eeles (L. 1934-39) enjoyed a reputation amongst those who served with him in battle as a brave and selfless leader. He was an enormously talented forward observation officer who used his skills to great effect in both the Second World War and the Korean War. Recommended for the MC on three occasions, he was an irrepressible young officer with a thirst for combat and a remarkably considerate manner towards his subordinates.

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14 March 2011

Professor Leslie Collier (H. 1934-37)

Professor Leslie Collier (H. 1934-37), who died on March 14 aged 90, was a virologist and bacteriologist who built on the earlier work of such scientists as Edward Jenner in helping to develop a vaccine that led to the eradication of smallpox; he also made major contributions to the understanding of trachoma, a disease which causes blindness in tropical countries.

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26 February 2011

Mrs Ros Nichol has died

The Association is very sorry to report the death of Mrs Ros Nichol.

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07 January 2011

Sgt Major Chris O’Connell - an obituary

Although not a member of the Common Room as such, Chris O’Connell became in his thirty year career at the College a truly legendary figure and, as one previous Headmaster has said, ‘simply the best Housemaster that convention prevented me from appointing’.

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28 November 2010

Geoffrey Crosthwaite (B. 1950-55)

Geoff Crosthwaite (B. 1950-55 ) who died, in Epsom Hospital, on the 28th Nov 2010 aged 73, after a long illness bravely fought, was a stalwart supporter of Bristol House and the College. He was of an adventurous nature which led to his discovery of part of an original 1860 Corps uniform, whilst on ‘drill’, cleaning the depths of the Armoury.

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23 November 2010

Donald A Carr (H. 1926-30)

Donald Adamson Carr died on 23rd November 2010 aged 98.

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12 October 2010

Geoffrey A W Jarman (B. 1928-31)

Geoffrey Jarman died on 12th october 2010.

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05 October 2010

Raymond T Wattenbach (D. 1946-51)

Raymond T Wattenbach died on 5th October 2010

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25 July 2010

David G Lacey (D. 1947-52)

David G Lacey (D. 1947-52) died on Sunday 25th July 2010 after a long illness. David attended the Royal Veterinary College in London and after gaining experience with other vets, ran his own practice in Sturminster Newton for 40 years before illness forced him to retire in 2000.

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29 June 2010

Dr. Ymke Warren (F. 1986-88)

The Association is immensely sad and horrified to have learned of the tragic death of Dr. Ymke Warren (F. 1986-88) at her home in Limbe, Cameroon on 29th June 2010.

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04 June 2010

David Dashwood (H. 1955-58)

David Dashwood (H. 1955-58), passed away on the 4th June 2010 at the Countess Mountbatten Hospice in Southampton.

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11 May 2010

Felix Cooper Robinson (D. 2004-07)

The Association is deeply saddened to report the death of Felix Cooper Robinson (D. 2004-07) on 11th May 2010 in a bus crash in Thailand.

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29 April 2010

Sarah Hanson (W. 1989-91)

Sarah was tragically killed in a car accident in South Africa on Thursday 29th April. Sarah lived near Durban and leaves a husband and three young children. Our condolences go to her family and to her parents, Dan (Head of Geography 1976-91, and housemaster of Aldrich) and Barbara Hanson.

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06 April 2010

David Quayle (C. 1950-55), Co-founder of B&Q

Born: 19 August, 1936, in Banbury, Oxfordshire, the distinguished Old Brightonian, David Quayle (C. 1950-55), died on board a cruise ship off the coast of South Africa on 6th April 2010, aged 73.

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29 March 2010

James E Ager (S. 1973-78)

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of James Ager on Monday 29th March. As in everything he did, he showed great strength and bravery in his fight over the last four years with Motor Neurone Disease.

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06 February 2010

Major Ian T P Ventris (D. 1933-37)

Major Ian Trevor Peyton Ventris died on Saturday 6th February 2010.

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28 January 2010

Jim Titcomb (A. 1945-49)

Jim Titcomb died at home in Maresfield on 26th January 2010 after being diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer in September. Jim thoroughly enjoyed his successful time at Brighton College and, right up to the end, took an eager interest in the school, even visiting it 'on the QT' shortly after being diagnosed.

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14 January 2010

Kay Irving Holder (S. 1930-34)

Mr Kay Irving Holder passed away on January 14, 2010. He was a very kind, generous and honest person, who lived a full life, filled with lots of adventure. He had a great appreciation for languages and literature and enjoyed playing sports, particularly tennis and golf. Other pastimes included hunting, fishing and travelling. He travelled a great deal throughout his life, which he credits for his open mindedness, tolerance and acceptance of others.

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23 December 2009

David F H Pain (S. 1948-53)

David F H Pain died on 23 December 2009

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06 December 2009

Bernard H P Boddy (Staff 1951-68)

Bernard H P Boddy (born 9th March 1926, BC staff 1951-68,) died on 6th December 2009.

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16 November 2009

Lieutenant-Commander Michael Langman (B. 1935-40)

Lieutenant-Commander Michael Langman, who has died aged 88, enjoyed three distinct flying careers, served in two Navies and was recognised for his bravery over the western desert and the Mediterranean.

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10 November 2009

Lloyd Rennie (S. 1991-95)

Lloyd Rennie (S. 1991-95) has died.

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09 November 2009

Walter H Johnson (C. 1945-48)

Walter H Johnson died two years ago. In a small ceremony on 15 November, his ashes were scattered over the bank behind the rugby posts on the Home Ground. His last surviving relative, his nephew, Mr Joseph Sue, was the chief mourner.

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05 November 2009

Col David Travers Worsley Gibson (ex staff)

Former Second World War Phantom Signals officer, Col David Travers Worsley Gibson, has died, aged 92.

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04 November 2009

Brian G Mullin (D. 1948-51)

Brian G Mullin has died at his home in South Africa on 4 November 2009

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10 October 2009

Stephen D Head (R. 1984-89)

Stephen, a teacher at Tanbridge House School, died on 10 October 2009 from his injuries following a car accident on his way home from work.

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30 August 2009

Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd, aka Simon Dee (S. 1951-52)

Born: 28th July 1935, died: 30th August 2009, aged 74 - formerly Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd - the charismatic BBC Radio 1 DJ and television chat show host.

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24 August 2009

Lt Col (Rtd) Anthony K Sharp (B. 1933-37)

Lt Col (Rtd) Anthony K Sharp, OBE (B. 1933-37) died on 24th August 2009 in hospital. Anthony was the former Commanding Officer 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers and Founder and first Headmaster of Bredon School.

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30 July 2009

Anthony Hockley

The College and the Association is saddened to hear of the death of one of our most accomplished alumni. Anthony Hockley was emeritus neurosurgeon at Birmingham’s Children’s and Queen Elizabeth hospitals, and a pioneer of paediatric and craniofacial reconstructive neurosurgery for children with severely deformed faces and heads.

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28 June 2009

Jack Hindmarsh (former Director of Music)

Jack Hindmarsh, FRCO, Hon FTCL, died on 28th June 2009, peacefully in hospital, aged 82 years.

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17 June 2009

Hester Stewart (W. 2004-06)

Hester Stewart (W. 2004-06) died on 26th April 2009, aged 21.

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13 June 2009

Mark Andrews (B. 1957-62)

18 November 1943 – 13 June 2009, Mark Andrews attended Brighton College between 1958 and 1963.  He entered Bristol House as a Centenary Scholar when Dick Crossley-Holland was housemaster.  Mark rose to be Head of House and a school prefect when Ian White (H/C. 1956-62) was head boy.  He was art editor of The Brightonian magazine and a founder of WALLPAPER which appeared at the time.  A second fifteen rugby colour and a swimming and water polo colour, he was a member of one of the strongest school swimming teams on the circuit at the time.

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22 May 2009

Professor Walter Ledermann

Born Berlin 18 March 1911, died London 22 May 2009 - "A sweet and gentle little man” whom students found “charming, friendly, understanding and delightful” and whose lectures “were masterfully presented”, Professor Walter Ledermann (College master in the early 80's) has died.

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19 May 2009

Harry Pearlberg

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my father, Harry Pearlberg, yesterday in Ealing General Hospital, at 5.45am GMT, May 19th 2009. Harry was 88 and is survived by his wife, Hazel, his children, Neil, Nicole and Gerard and Grand children, Quinn, Cameron, Luke and Sam. He will be sorely missed!

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28 April 2009

Karl E. Schoeller (S. 1953-54)

Karl E. Schoeller (S. 1953-54) died aged 74 on April 28, 2009 in Vero Beach, Fla.

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09 April 2009

Penny Lloyd, nee Allen (F. 1979-81)

Penny Lloyd, nee Allen (F. 1979-81 - right) died on 9th April 2009 after a two year battle with breast cancer.

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27 March 2009

H B M Falck (Br. 1927-31)

H B M Falck died on 27 March 2009, aged 96. His son, David, writes, "He had such happy memories of his time at Brighton College and remained an avid reader of the Pelican.

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19 March 2009

Michael M Coombs (H. 1937-39)

Michael died on 19th March 2009.

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05 February 2009

Mark Grantham Chanter Gosling (S. 1956-60)

Lt Col (Royal Marines) Mark Grantham Chanter Gosling (S. 1956-60) died on 5th February aged 66, following a battle with cancer.

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01 February 2009

Richard Jeffery Salter (B. 1957-62)

The baritone Richard Salter, who has died aged 65, only appeared once on the British operatic stage - in 1986, as Chorebus in The Trojans at Opera North.

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01 February 2009

Alan P Ferrers-Guy (A. 1954-57)

Alan P Ferrers-Guy (A. 1954-57) has died.

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