Obituaries

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Wickham-Jones, Charles (g 41-45)

My father, Charles Wickham-Jones, who has died aged 89, was an industrial chemist whose Christian belief led him later in life to become a charity worker. […]

Jones, Evan Roderick Lionel ‘Roddy’ (a 47-51)

Tom Stacey gave this Tribute to his friend Roddy Jones at the Service of Thanksgiving for Roddy at the church of St Mary, St Cuthberga and All Saints, at Witchampton, Dorset, on May 11, 2017. Roddy Jones had died on April 24.

RODDY’S FAREWELL

By Tom Stacey

Some of you know me; some don’t, my name is on your race-card. I have been a pal of Roddy for the past 40 or so years, which is only half his lifespan, but a good start … not least because I’ve been his host and landlord at our rambly family home in Kensington for the past 16 years. Roddy has been an integral member of our household. Life will be that much less without the inimitable Roddy. […]

Thomas, Hugh Swynnerton, Lord Thomas of Swynnerton (g 45-50)

Leading British historian acclaimed for his books on the Spanish civil war and the empire of Charles V […]

Watson, Hugh Seymour Pennefather (g 40-44)

Hugh S. Watson, born in London, England, on November 14th, 1926 to Lt.-Col. Julian Watson of England and Enid Smith of Bermuda, died peacefully on March 28th, 2017. He was at home, surrounded by his three daughters, Julia, Anna, and Fiona. He is also survived by his three grandchildren: Caley, who lived with and cared […]

Heald, Timothy Villiers (g 57-62)

Tim was President of the OSS between 2000 and 2004. We should always be grateful for the injection of energy and fun that Tim brought with his presidency. The Daily Telegraph published this obituary:

Tim Heald, who has died aged 72, was a journalist and writer whose ability to turn out well-wrought, amusing prose on almost any […]

Anderson, James Anthony Campbell (g 91-96)

James Anderson was a Member of the Flyfishers’ Club for a tragically short two years until his death on 11th March 2015, aged 36. He is survived by his mother Angela, his wife Odharna and their wonderful young children Flynn and Celeste.

James grew up in Wimbledon Village and attended The Dragon School and Sherborne. His […]

Flowers, Adrian John (a, 43)

At the height of 1960s swinging London, the photographer Adrian Flowers, who has died aged 89, opened a studio in Tite Street, Chelsea. Celebrities from across the cultural and social spectrum headed there for sittings and were taken for lunch on Kings Road while their portraits were being processed. But mixing with the rich and famous was only one part of Flowers’ career, which also helped to launch those of other photographers. […]

Percival, John Lancelot Blades ‘Lance’ (a 51)

Lance Percival was an actor and revue performer known for his ‘instant calypso’ on TW3 and appearances in British comic films

Lance Percival, the comedian and singer who has died aged 81, was a regular cast member of Britain’s first topical satire show, That Was The Week That Was, and a stalwart over many years of […]

Davis, Lt Cdr Peter Richard (f 37-41)

Lt Cdr Peter Davis, who has died aged 91, led an apparently charmed life while serving in a Motor Torpedo Boat during the Second World War.

On the night of February 14/15 1944, Davis was first lieutenant of MTB 444, commanded by the fearless Antarctic explorer Derek Leaf. Leaf, leading a flotilla of five MTBs, had […]

Read, Brigadier Gregory, CBE (a 48-52)

There will always be debate as to the best 1st XV that Sherborne has ever produced. The unbeaten 1952 side has a serious claim to the title as that year it won against some very strong opposition and seven of its members went further than any players in Sherborne history, by winning the Public Schools […]