Obituaries

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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01 January 2009

Sam Griffiths (S. 2005-08)

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.

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31 October 2008

Barry Meckiffe, formerly Crew, (S. 1953-58)

Barry Meckiffe, formerly Crew, (S. 1953-58) died in October 2007.

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15 October 2008

A tribute to W.Bro. John A. Stone (H. 1951-55)

W.Bro, John Austin Stone P.Pr.A.G.D.C, P.M.4104 died on the 16th June, 2008, after a very short illness.

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09 October 2008

Richard C Usherwood (S. 1953-56)

Richard C Usherwood (S. 1953-56) died on 9th October 2008, aged 71. He was Head Boy at Brighton College (1955-56) and a former master at Radley College.

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17 September 2008

Captain Alan B Haywood (B. 1945-49)

Captain Alan B Haywood (B. 1945-49) died on 17th September 2008. His funeral was be held on 30th September at Worthing Crematorium.

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25 June 2008

Peter Michaelis (L. 1947-53)

Peter Michaelis (L. 1947-53) died at home on 11th June 2008, aged 74. His funeral was on 25th June at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium.

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16 June 2008

John Austin Stone (H. 1951-55)

John Austin Stone (H. 1951-55) died on the 16th June, 2008 aged 71 years, after a very short illness.

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01 June 2008

Alan Summarsell (A. 1967-72)

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.

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01 June 2008

Malcolm R S Playfoot (H. 1946-50)

Malcolm R S Playfoot (H. 1946-50) has died.

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11 May 2008

Luka Randic (L. 1994-96)

Luka Randić, Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine at Manchester Royal Infirmary (b 1978, q Manchester School of Medicine 2001, BM BCh; MFAEM 2005) died as the result of a road traffic accident on 11 May 2008.

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01 May 2008

John Eric Roles (C. 1951-56)

John Eric Roles (C. 1951-56) died 1 May 2008.

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16 February 2008

Warwick G. Haydon (Le.)

Warwick G. Haydon (L.) died on 16 February 2008.

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05 January 2008

David Clinch (S. 1964-69)

David Clinch (S. 1964-69) died on 5th January 2008 in the Royal Marsden Hospital.

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29 December 2007

Robert Gordon Fenwick (Wi/C. 1933-37)

Born: 20 September 1919 in London, died: 29 December 2007 in Adelaide - Robert Gordon Fenwick (Wi/C. 1933-37) died on 29 December 2007 in Adelaide.

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13 December 2007

Sir Robert N Soar (D. 1963-68)

Sir Robert N Soar (D. 1963-68) died on 13 December 2007 after an illness.

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01 December 2007

Major General E H W Grimshaw (G. 1925-29)

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.

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23 October 2007

Miss Elsie Hawthorn (Headmistress of the Pre-Prep School in the 1980s - then known as Kingscliffe)

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.

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02 October 2007

Peter Rumney (H. 1937-39)

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.

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31 July 2007

Christopher C Bennett (B. 1957-61)

Christopher C Bennett (B. 1957-61), has died after his horse slipped in a muddy field during a hunt.

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23 July 2007

Audrey Chesterton has died

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.

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10 June 2007

David Fellingham (S. 1956-60)

David Fellingham (S. 1956-60) died on 10 June 2007 after a very short and unexpected illness.

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11 May 2007

Fred W. Hankins (College Staff, 1964-82)

Fred Hankins who died on the 11th May, was a member of the college staff from 1964-82.

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08 May 2007

Colonel Dennis Laferty Barratt (St. 1927-31)

Colonel Dennis Laferty Barratt (St. 1927-31) died on 8th May 2007.

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04 May 2007

Tony G D Clifton (C. 1947-50)

Tony G D Clifton (C. 1947-50) died on Friday 4th May 2007.

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07 April 2007

Rufus Happy Jukuri Harris (S. 1960-64)

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.

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22 February 2007

Brigadier John (‘Johnny’) Charles Clinch, CBE (S. 1935-40)

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.

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17 January 2007

Margaret Millar (staff, Durnford and Bristol Houses)

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.

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31 December 2006

John Denison

John Denison, who died on Hogmanay aged 95, was a central figure in Britain's musical life throughout the second half of the last century, first as music director of the Arts Council and then as the director of the South Bank Concert Halls.

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05 December 2006

Mr K H Wells (D. 1931-35)

Mr K H Wells (D. 1931-35) died on 5 December 2006.

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30 October 2006

HSH Prince Rujayakorn Abhakorn (B. 1931-34)

HSH Prince Rujayakorn Abhakorn (B. 1931-34) passed away on 30th October 2006 at the age of 90.

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09 August 2006

D M Yule (D. 1948-53)

D M Yule (D. 1948-53) died on 9th August 1996.

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28 July 2006

Peter Andrew (Head of Science until 1985)

Peter Andrew (Head of Science at brighton College until 1985) died on 28th July. He was 85.

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14 July 2006

John Denis Porter (H. 1939-43)

John Denis Porter (H. 1939-43) died on 14th July 2006 in Eastbourne.

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26 June 2006

Peter Gough (staff, 1946-66)

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.

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10 June 2006

Major Richard G S Tolson (Wi/D. 1932-37

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.

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01 June 2006

Gerald Tessier-Varlet (B. 1950-52)

Mr Gerald Tessier-Varlet (B. 1950-52) has died.

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08 May 2006

Reverend Peter Francis Stirk (H. 1938-42)

The Rev'd Peter Francis Stirk (H. 1938-42) died on 8th May 2006.

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05 March 2006

Carl Rubra

My father, Carl Rubra, attended Brighton College between 1946/7 and 1948/9 I think.

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