Obituaries

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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13 February 2006

Michael Walker Announces the Death of Malcolm McKelvey

Sad to report death of Malcolm McKelvey on Dec 29th 2005. He was Head of Music 1958 to 1962 and much of the little I know about music, I owe to him.

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01 January 2006

Richard Everton (S. 1934-40)

Richard Everton (S. 1934-40) passed away in January.

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01 January 2006

Joe Scourfield (H. 2004-06) has died

Joe Scourfield (H. 2004-06) has died after his long battle with cancer. Parents from all three schools have generously contributed towards a memorial to Joe Scourfield who passed away last year whilst a College pupil. As you know, the Joe Scourfield Memorial Fund has been established to assist the families of pupils who become seriously ill at one of our schools.

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01 January 2006

Air Vice Marshal Geoffrey Charles Eveleigh (S. 1927-31)

 

Air Vice-Marshal Geoffrey Eveleigh (whose wartime work greatly increased bombers' accuracy), who has died aged 93, was an RAF pilot who flew fleet fighters from the aircraft carrier Glorious and then specialised in signals to become the RAF's Director General of Signals.

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29 December 2005

Malcolm McKelvey (Head of Music at Brighton College 1958-62)

Malcolm McKelvey, the music teacher and choirmaster who has died aged 79, helped to mould the talent of some of Britain's leading figures in the world of classical music; his best known alumni include Charles Hazlewood, the broadcaster and conductor, Simon Joly, the conductor of the BBC Singers from 1989 to 1995, and Paul Hoskins, the Music Director of the Rambert Dance Company.

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06 December 2005

Brigadier Gordon Viner (Wal. 1931-34)

Brigadier Gordon Viner, CBE, MC and Bar (Wal. 1931-34), who has died aged 87, was awarded an MC in France in 1944 and a Bar in Germany the following year.

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10 November 2005

Lieutenant-Colonel Freddie Allen (S. 1927-27)

Lieutenant-Colonel Freddie Allen, who has died aged 92, won two DSOs in 1945 in the battles of the Ardennes and the Reichswald.

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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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