Obituaries

06 November 2005

Robert Scott Alexander, Lord Alexander of Weedon, QC has died

Skilful advocate who led the takeovers and mergers panel and then served for ten challenging years as chairman of NatWest. Lord Alexander of Weedon, lawyer, Chairman of the Bar Council, 1985-86, and of National Westminster Bank, 1989-99, was born on September 5, 1936.

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01 August 2005

Dr Mervyn S Bell (H. 1950-55)

Dr Mervyn S Bell (H. 1950-55) died on 1st August 2005.

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02 July 2005

Oliver H Brown OBE (S. 1927-31)

Oliver H Brown OBE (S. 1927-31), SOE officer who trained guerrilla teams for the French and Dutch resistance. Died, 2nd July 2005, aged 91.

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12 June 2005

Duncan Stewart (A. 1947-52)

At a time when the College is celebrating 150 years of cricket, it is sad to report the death of one of our great cricketers, Duncan Stewart (A. 1947-52). After a long illness, bravely resisted, he died on 12th June at the age of 71.

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11 May 2005

Dr. John Noel Roberts Scatliff (C. 1929-33) born in 1914!

Was an accomplished man. Born in Sussex, England in 1914, a time of war. He graduated from Brighton College and qualified to the London University School of Medicine. In 1941 he earned his doctorate, creating thereby the fourth successive generation of Scatliff physicians.

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05 May 2005

Henry Davidson (H. 1934-38)

Three months after leaving the College in July 1939 Henry, and his twin brother Bill. had both joined up at the same Recruiting Centre in Bristol. Both served for a time in the 51st Highland Division.Henry in the Royal Artillery and Bill in the Gordon Highlanders. Henry's war was from Alamein to the first wave of the landing on Sicily, D+1 in Normandy and on to Holland. He was then appointed Gunnery Instrucror to the British Military Mission to Denmark.

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05 February 2005

Dr John Alan Pollock (H. 1937-38)

A slice of history came to an end with the death last week (5 February 2005) of Dr John Alan Pollock (H. 1937-38), a former World War II commando who set up the UK’s first doctors’ deputising organisation in 1960.

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05 June 2004

John Frederick Bolding (C. 1923-27)

John Frederick Bolding was born on 11 March 1909, and he died peacefully at Poole on Saturday 5 June 2004 at the age of 95. 

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09 March 2004

H E V Bennett

H E V Bennett died on 21 December 2003, aged 91.

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09 January 2004

Lt Col Norman Clayden (B. 1935-39)

A Service packed to over capacity with Middlesex Regimental brother officers and many other friends took place on 9th January to celebrate the life of Norman Clayden. Following a distinguished military career, the Ministry of Defence showed a rare glimpse of genius by appointing him as the very first MOD Conservation Officer.

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16 October 2003

Basil W Pett

Basil Pett died after a short illness on 16 October 2003, aged 83. He had been a familiar figure around the College over many years; as a pupil before the war; as a parent for 13 years in the 60s and 70s whilst his four sons were all pupils; as a member of the Old Brightonian Lodge; as President of the OBA from 1974 to 1976 and then as a Governor of the College.

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22 August 2003

Michael Cardew

Michael Cardew entered Chichester House in 1949 after a very eventful early life, escaping with his mother and siblings on the last ship to leave Singapore before it fell to the Japanese in 1942. His father, who commanded the island’s shore batteries, was captured.

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10 June 2003

Myo Min Thuang

The OBA is shocked and greatly saddened by the sudden death of yet another O.B. in such appalling circumstances.

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14 April 2003

John H Carden (H/A. 1942-46)

John Carden died on 14 April 2003, aged 75 years. There are not many persons whom one can claim to have known for the whole of one’s life. Such was my lifelong friendship with John Herbert Carden (H/A. 1942-46), who was born within a few weeks of me in Kemp Town where our parents were friends.

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25 November 2002

Dan Braden (R. 1987-92)

Daniel was one of 202 people killed in the terrorist bombing of a nightclub on the Indonesian island of Bali in 2002.

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07 August 2002

The Hon. Leslie J Leathers (C. 1925-29)

The Hon. Leslie J Leathers (C. 1925-29) died on 7th August 2002 at his home in Odiham, Hampshire, shortly before his 91st birthday.

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11 September 2001

Robert Eaton (H. 1977-80)

Robert died in the World Trade Center attack in New York on the 11th September 2001.

Robert, a former St Paul's Cathedral chorister, was working near the top of the North Tower for Cantor Fitzgerald. He was married to an American, Jacqui, in a ceremony in New York.

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18 June 1998

Pat Forster (S. 1926-31)

Many years ago I had my first experience of Old Brightonian cricket. As was often the case in those days, and indeed, some things never change, the Old Brightonians were one short and I was asked to make up the numbers.

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01 February 1998

Ben Pettit

The tragic death, in February this year, of Ben Pettit is still on the minds of many of us. As a lasting memory to his name the school would like to raise a memorial to him in the form of an annual book prize.

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11 March 1915

Second Lieutenant William Hugh Coxon (Ch. 1907-11)

Military Service Second Lieutenant in the Sherwood Foresters. Date of Death: 4pm, 11th March, 1915, aged 22. Grave Reference Le Touret Memorial, Pas De Calais, France.

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16 February 1915

Reginald Thomas Barrett Pope (BC. 1891-94)

Lieutenant, Welsh Regiment. Born: July 28th, 1891. Brighton College Junior House, 1891-1894. Killed in action, France, Feb 16th, 1915, aged 23.

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01 February 1915

Albert Arundel Holmes (Sc. 1885-88)

Albert Arundel Holmes (Sc. 1885-88), Captain, Royal Sussex Regiment. Born: January 16th, 1872, died of pneumonia, May 1915 aged 43.

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10 November 1914

Ernest Lionel Lane-Anderson (Du. 1909-10)

Born: December 24th, 1893, Killed in action, France, Nov 10th, 1914.

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01 November 1914

Harley Norman Duff (Sc. 1912-23)

Born: June 9th, 1896, Killed in action, Wytschaete, Nov 1st, 1914.

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01 November 1914

Rodolph Armbruster (Sc. 1911-12)

Killed in action, France, Nov, 1914

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22 August 1913

2nd Lt. Vincent Waterfall (BC. 1907-09) - "100th year anniversary of the death of an honourable OB"

The very first two British officers to be killed in WW1 were 2nd Lt. Vincent Waterfall who had qualified as a pilot from the Royal Aero Club (RAC) in 1913 aged 20 (Brighton College 1907-09) and Lt. Vincent Gordon Bayly of St Pauls.

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