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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Association is shocked and deeply saddened to have to report the death of this enormously popular former pupil of the College. Sam, a boarder in School House until June 2008, died after falling on to a railway track in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
The Association was greatly saddened to hear that both Alan and his son Gareth died as a result of a tragic motorcycle accident on 1st June 2008. Sadly after a week in Leicester Royal Infirmary, his son Gareth, aged 25 also died from injuries caused in the accident. Alan leaves a wife, Chris and daughter Hannah.
Major General E H W Grimshaw (G. 1925-29) who has died aged 96, won a DSO in Burma and saw repeated front-line service in a career which ranged from the North West Frontier of India in 1932 to the Eoka operation in Cyprus in 1956.
Miss Elsie Hawthorn (Headmistress of the Pre-Prep School in the 1980s - then known as Kingscliffe), passed away peacefully last Tuesday at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight, following a lengthy illness.
As many Old Brightonians will be aware, Peter died on 2nd October 2007. His memorial service at Bishop Hannington Church on 10th October was attended by several hundred friends from Peter’s wide range of interests, a tribute to the affection and respect in which he was held. Peter himself had a long association with Bishop Hannington Church as a member of the welcoming team “meeting and greeting” members of the congregation as they arrived for services in his own inimitable way.
Audrey Chesterton, a teacher at Brighton College Junior School for some 25 years, has died. This is not an obituary but a memory of a colleague with whom I worked for ten years. Audrey joined the Junior School just after I had left to move on to the College, and it was her proud boast that she had completed over 100 terms by the time she finished.
In the summer of 1967 Rufus Happy Jukuri Harris (S. 1960-64), who has died of cancer aged 6, and the artist Caroline Coon formed Release, an underground organisation that provided legal advice and welfare services to young people arrested for drugs offences.
Brigadier John (‘Johnny’) Charles Clinch, CBE (S. 1935-40) died peacefully at home on 22nd February 2007. He had been ill with cancer for a comparatively short time.
It is, I am sure, with sadness that past members of Durnford and Bristol Houses will learn of the death of Margaret Millar on January 17th of this year. It is certainly a matter of considerable regret for me, as I was in touch with her until last December.
Peter Gough died at the age of 92 on Monday 26th June 2006 (following a stroke which may have been brought on by falling asleep in the sun) in the Royal Sussex County Hospital just 200 yards along Eastern Road from the school where he had been such an influential and much loved member of staff from January 1946 to July 1966.
Richard Tolson, who died on 10th June 2006, was the last of a trio of particularly scholarly and talented officers, all close friends, who have left us during the past two years. They were Matthew Lees (fine art and water colour painting); John Ainsworth (history, archives and travel writing); with Richard whose interests were literature, poetry and music.