• Allatt, Derrill (a 67-72)

    Known around the world as “the good banker”, Derrill Allatt built a reputation as a financial troubleshooter. For more than 25 years he was a banking fireman who helped governments around the globe, particularly those of emerging nations. He advised them on how to manage their sovereign debt and how to rescue and stabilise their […]

  • 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. […]

  • Anstice Brown, Bill (g 42-46)

    Bill Anstice Brown, art master at the school from 1953 – 1967, died at the end of June at his home in Crewkerne. There can be few men who could be said to be as truly Shirburnian as Bill Anstice Brown.  Not only did his father, Claude, attend the school, but so did his eight […]

  • Ardagh, John (b 42-46)

    After only a year or so at ITN he returned to his true vocation as a writer, and worked on The Observer from 1960 to 1966, covering a wide range of cultural and French topics. It was to be his last regular employment. He devoted the last 40 years of his life to writing a […]

  • Barder, Brian (a 1947-52)

    Diplomat who negotiated the provision of aid to Ethiopia during the 1980s famine In retirement, Brian Barder campaigned against injustices in the British legal system. Monday 2 October 2017 12.19 BST Last modified on Monday 2 October 2017 15.45 BST Brian Barder, who has died aged 83, was one of the most energetic and politically committed diplomats […]

  • Beaulah, Tony (g 39-44)

    Tony spent virtually all his working life at Felsted School, finishing as Second Master, and undoubtedly a school institution. In retirement he worked for some time as an important member of GAP. Of these activities, I can say little, though I shall learn more at his memorial service. I can really only speak of him […]

  • Bethell, Tony (d 36-41)

    Canada’s last Great Escaper Montreal financial manager was one of 26 fliers who lived to tell a remarkable tale of tunnelling out of a German PoW camp in 1944 There are now only six survivors of the 76 men who tunnelled out of a German prisoner of war camp in 1944 in a daring and […]

  • Blacker, General Sir Jeremy (a 52-57)

    Expert in armoured warfare, he rose to oversee the Army’s weapons procurement as Master-General of the Ordnance AS A young officer in the 1960s, Jeremy Blacker came to the appreciation that while, short of war with the Soviet Union, large-scale tank engagements were unlikely, the technical aspects of armoured warfare offered both a challenge and […]

  • Boissier, Jo

    A copy of Rear Admiral Paul Boissier’s “eulogy” to Jo, given at her Thanksgiving Service on 7th July 2006 Good-bye Mum For fifty-odd years you have been there for Wendy and me.  Always proud, always supportive, always accommodating – accepting us for what we are – and always giving us your love.  It’s been fun. […]

  • Boissier, Peter (Staff 48-82)

    Housemaster who became more closely associated with Sherborne than the headmasters he served over 34 years Peter Boissier, who has died aged 82, was a housemaster at Sherborne School, where his combination of character, moral certainty and muscular Christianity influenced successive generations of boys. With his laconic unshockability, “brothel-creeper” suede boots, duffel-coat and reeking pipe, […]

  • Bowen, Myles (h 42-46)

    Myles Bowen was renowned for his uncanny ability to find large oil and gas deposits, a talent which led to a huge expansion of North Sea drilling and transformed the energy sector in Britain. The successful hunt for an oilfield requires academic geological expertise allied to a capacity to analyse data from seismic profiling of […]

  • Bridge, Derek J W (Staff 48-86)

    Derek Bridge was a man of many parts. By profession, a distinguished schoolmaster of long standing, for more than half a century, he also served the world of cricket with unswerving devotion. Here, his unstinting efforts, both on and off the field, made a most vital contribution to the game at all levels. The eldest […]

  • Brown, Peter (b 48-53)

    An extract from his memorial notice There was no finer person on this earth than Peter Rainsford Brown, who passed away suddenly on May 7, 2012, at 76. We will never forget the man he was. He was a man who woke up to each day renewed, excited and delighted to be alive. Living life […]

  • Buchanan, John (Staff 48-57)

    Farsighted Headmaster of Oakham School John Buchanan was one of the most successful post war headmasters. In 1958 when he went to Oakham as headmaster, the school was direct-grant, and served as a minor public school for 200 boarders and as the local grammar school for Rutland day boys, with a total of 330 pupils. […]

  • Bush, John Graham (a 49-54)

    Graham Bush, known as Gray to his family and many friends, died in Southampton General Hospital on Friday 21st November after a long fight against cancer.  His funeral took place on Thursday 27th November 2008 at St Paul’s Church, Winchester. I first met Bush J G in Elmdene, then the waiting house for School House, […]

  • Cameron, Alick (a 36-40)

    Alick Cameron (“Sandy”) was born in India, where his father was serving as a doctor in the Indian Medical Service. Aged 5 he returned home for schooling, mostly as a boarder. He joined Sherborne School in 1936, leaving in 1940 to study Medicine at Edinburgh University.  Soon after qualifying in 1946, national service took him […]

  • Campbell, Sir Alan, GCMG (a 32-37)

    AC died in October 2007 at the age of 88.   He had led an interesting and distinguished life and was devoted to Sherborne.   I knew him from the time he joined the governing body and am indebted to a number of obituaries for information on his earlier life – in particular he left a comprehensive […]

  • Carey, Peter Francis de Vic (b 51)

    The longest serving Councillor in the history of Hounslow borough has passed away this Thursday (31 May) after a period of poor health. Peter Carey represented the Osterley and Spring Grove ward for the Conservatives before stepping down prior to the recent election. As a Councillor, Peter served for two terms on the Council, first […]

  • Carless, Hugh (a 38-42)

    Hugh Carless, who has died aged 86, was a career diplomat immortalised as the long-suffering friend who accompanied the travel writer Eric Newby on his famous “Short Walk in the Hindu Kush”, an expedition which produced one of the best-loved travel books ever written. Carless was serving as Second Secretary at the British embassy in […]

  • Carse, Duncan (h 27-30)

    The voice of Dick Barton, Special Agent, who was also a highly respected polar explorer James Bond was perhaps little more than a spark in the imagination of Ian Fleming when Dick Barton, Special Agent, held 15 million listeners pinned to their postwar radio sets. The Devils Gallop signature tune and the sonorous, commanding voice […]

  • Chandler, Sir Geoffrey (d 36-41)

    Sir Geoffrey Chandler, who died on April 7 aged 88, was a director of the Shell oil company, the director-general of the National Economic Development Office, and a pioneering campaigner for ethical business practices. “Doing right because it is right needs to be the foundation of business,” was Chandler’s credo. “To suggest that doing right […]

  • Chataway, Christopher (d 44-49)

    Sir Christopher Chataway, who has died aged 82, was the athlete who paced Roger Bannister to the first sub-four minute mile, finishing second himself. He later served in the governments of Harold Macmillan, Lord Home and Edward Heath; was a pioneer of commercial broadcasting; and served as chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority. Although “built […]

  • Clark, John (f 43-46)

    Clark, John C Travers John Clark wrote his own ‘life’ to make the task of the eulogist at his funeral easier!  He was the best friend of Bunny Teale my elder brother, next door neighbours in Kent, all together at prep school and later in Abbeylands. After sustaining a badly broken leg in rugby practice, […]

  • Cooke, Michael A (h 39-43)

    Michael A. Cooke (h 1939-43) was born in Madras, India the oldest son of George H. Cooke who was in the Indian Civil Service. He was Head of house at Westcott and captained both the rugger 1st XV and the hockey 1st XI, for which he was asked to become a pilgrim, before joining the […]

  • Cordingley, Maj-Gen John (c 30-34)

    In 1957 Cordingley was selected to form and command 47th Guided Weapons Regiment RA. This was the Army’s first surface-to-surface missile regiment, equipped with American Corporal free-flight, nuclear-armed missiles, a tactical nuclear delivery system for the battlefield. Nato was heavily reliant on a nuclear capability at this stage of the Cold War and, in 1959, […]

  • Cumberlege, Marcus Crossley (d 56)

    My lifelong friend Marcus Cumberlege, who has died aged 80, was a prolific poet. He lived in Bruges, Belgium, for 46 years. Earlier he had had several poetry collections published in the UK. Another 20 collections were to follow in Bruges by the time his Selected Poems (1963-2009) was launched at the city hall in 2010. […]

  • Cundy, Henry Martyn (Staff 38-66)

    A mathematician of exceptional influence in school mathematics To be awarded, after competition, one of the most prestigious prizes that the University of Cambridge can offer must be the ambition of every good young mathematician. And so it was that Martyn Cundy took the Rayleigh Prize in 1937 for an essay on “Motion in a […]

  • Cunningham, RCE (a 29-33)

    ‘The Great Omani’ Ron Cunningham, who died on Monday aged 92, was an escapologist and end-of the-pier artiste specialising in feats such as eating light bulbs and removing a straitjacket while hanging upside down with his trousers on fire. The Great Omani, as he was known to his public, began in the 1950s as a […]

  • Curwen, Christopher (c 43-47)

    Sir Christopher Curwen was the MI6 Chief who oversaw one of his Service’s greatest coups — getting Oleg Gordievsky out of Moscow Sir Christopher Curwen , who has died aged 84, was head of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, or MI6) from 1985 to 1988, and it was under his aegis that the Service brought […]

  • Daly, Ralph (a 38-42)

    Ralph Daly, who has died aged 82, spent the greater part of his life in the Arab world; his last 37 years were in the Sultanate of Oman. His time in Oman was the most fulfilling period of his long and varied career, for it was there, under the aegis of Sultan Qaboos, that he […]

  • Davenport, Lt-Cdr Monty (c 30-34)

    Lieutenant-Commander Monty Davenport, who died on April 14 aged 94, crafted crucially important deception plans for naval intelligence during the Second World War, notably helping to bamboozle the enemy during the landings in North Africa and on D-Day. In September 1939 Davenport was about to start research in pharmacology when he was called up into […]

  • 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, […]

  • Deane, Enest William 'Bill' (a 32-37)

    ERNEST WILLIAM ‘BILL’ DEANE (a, 32-37) MA, MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP Bill Deane was born in 1918. His father, Dr Norman ‘Doc’ Deane was a GP in Christchurch, Dorset. Bill was educated at Sherborne School and then went up to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, to read medicine. He did his clinical studies at The […]

  • Dempster, Nigel (a 55-58)

    Famous Fleet Street columnist who prided himself on his hard-hitting exposés of the peccadilloes of high society The longest-serving Fleet Street gossip columnist of his generation, Nigel Dempster became more famous than many of the personalities who appeared in his column. True, he got a great many stories dramatically wrong. He insisted that the Prince […]

  • Dick, Charles (a 27-31)

    Rugby captain who brought consistency to Scotland’s game In an era when Scottish rugby veered from peak to trough with dramatic regularity, Charles Dick provided an element of consistency as one of the leading mid-field players in Britain. He signed off his international career, moreover, with a try in the match historians regard as a […]

  • Druce, Henry Carey (g 35-39)

    Major Henry Druce, who has died aged 85, won the DSO and the Croix de Guerre while serving with the SAS behind enemy lines in the Second World War. In 1944 Druce was serving as a captain in the 2nd Special Air Service Regiment (2 SAS). On August 12, as part of an operation code-named […]

  • Fayle, David (a 46-50)

    David Campbell Flett Fayle, BScF, Dip For (Oxon), PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus November 24, 1932 – December 21, 2013, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family. David was predeceased by his daughter Marilyn, and is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janet Evans, and his brother Brian Fayle. Loved by his children Elizabeth (Marc), […]

  • Flitch, John Crawford (a 33-37)

    John Crawford Flitch died peacefully on 6th March 2009, with his family at his bedside. After graduating from Birmingham Dental School in 1942, John was commissioned to the Royal Army Dental Corps (RADC).  During his time in service he was posted with his wife and children to Singapore, Northern Ireland and Germany.  In 1953 while […]

  • 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 […]

  • Foot, John Caines (g 35-39)

    28th January 1922 – 6th January 2007 John Foot was the Founder President of the OSSS. He always said that he had the idea for the Society on the Golf Course in 1969 and he enlisted the help of the OS Golfers like Tom Parry to get the idea off the ground and the OSSS […]

  • Fox, Tony (b 42-46)

    Tony Fox, who has died aged 82, rowed for Britain in the Helsinki Olympics in 1952, coming fourth in the Single Sculls, the best result for the team since Jack Beresford in 1924 and an achievement that has not been bettered by the British team since. At the Beijing Olympics two years ago the British […]

  • French, Jeremy Godfrey (h 44-48)

    So here we are; here to mark together the ending of a remarkable life. We’re all shaped by our early years.  One of the extraordinary things about Jeremy was that he emerged from his far from straightforward childhood to become in due course that wonderfully sound, wise and grounded person we all knew him to […]

  • Gallia, Godfrey Eugen Hugo - (Staff 57-73)

    Announcement Godfrey Gallia died at Nether Cerne in peace and with great dignity 27th July 2011.      

  • Garrod, John Michael Carruthers (b 48-53)

    Lieutenant-General Sir Martin Garrod, who has died aged 73, rose to command the Royal Marines, and by force of personality helped bring peace to Bosnia and Hercegovina after the three-way civil war and campaigns of ethnic cleansing there in the 1990s. Garrod on a temporary bridge in Mostar Garrod arrived in ethnically divided Mostar, southern […]

  • Gibb, Jim (Staff 48-80)

    “There were giants in the earth in those days,” Genesis 6, verse 4. There certainly were: and Jim Gibb was, and is, one of them. Those who knew him later in his life – apparently well settled in the comparatively respectable calling of a schoolmaster, and walking the streets of Sherborne, whose history he knew […]

  • Glen, Robert (Staff 60-88)

    Robert Glen, who arrived in Sherborne in 1960 – and many of whose early pupils will already have retired – died in May of this year.  He was 81.  He will be vividly remembered, for so wide was his range of talents and accomplishments that he singularly enriched the life of the whole community for […]

  • Goddard, Canon Paul

    Canon Paul Goddard, 82, will be remembered with fondness everywhere his “long and wonderful life” took him, especially in the village of Polruan, Cornwall where, on 22 October, he died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife, Mary, and five of his six children. The son of a clergyman, Paul was educated at Haileybury and […]

  • Green, Revd Vivian (Staff 42-51)

    Scholar who chronicled the history of Christanity and was le Carré’s model for George Smiley The Reverend Vivian Green, the former sub-Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, who died on January 18 aged 89, was best known as an ecclesiastical historian but also wrote authoritatively on subjects as diverse as the Hanoverians, the Swiss Alps and […]

  • Greenwood, Nigel (f 54-59)

    Influential gallerist who helped shape contemporary British art In the early 1970s the number of galleries in London committed to showing international developments in contemporary art, and especially European art, could be counted on the fingers of one hand. Nigel Greenwood Inc Ltd was one of the four. Alongside the Lisson, Situation and Jack Wendler, […]

  • Hagart-Alexander, Sir Claud (d 41-45)

    Sir Claud Hagard-Alexander, an active campaigner in the Burns movement, particularly the Burns House Museum, and a deputy lord lieutenant of Ayrshire, has died at the age of 79. Born in Peking, the family moved back to England on his father’s death shortly after Sir Claud’s birth.  He was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset […]

  • Hardman Smith, Alan (f 46-51)

    Alan left Sherborne (did you hear the story of how he and others decided, on their very last night, to go for a swim in the strictly out-of-bounds school pool? Some pupils from the Girls’ School had the same idea and suddenly appeared at the gate. The boys had already packed their swimming trunks…) and […]

  • Heald, James Howard (g 62-66)

    Like many, my brother James wasn’t really cut out for private boarding school. We overlapped for just one term at Sherborne and I remember only his uneasy appearance at the door of my study when I had rung the fag-bell. (In fairness I should say that I too was uneasy). He started off as a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hopkinson, David (School Governor 1972-96)

    David Hopkinson, financier and railway buff who as head of M&G unit trusts made stock market investment accessible to ordinary savers David Hopkinson, who has died aged 93, was a champion of small investors as head of the M & G unit trust business – and an activist for causes ranging from the financial well-being of the Church […]

  • Ian Gavin Brown (g 60)

    Ian Gavin-Brown (Lyon House 1955-60) died on 14 January 2018.  Ian had a longstanding connection with the School, first as a boy and later as a parent.  He acted as chairman and trustee of Sherborne in the Community for many years, providing opportunities for young people who had not had the same fortunate start to […]

  • Jarrett, Derek (Staff 52-64)

    Derek Jarrett was best known to the world at large for his definitive four-volume edition of Horace Walpole’s Memoirs of the Reign of King George III, for a series of rigorously researched comparative studies of 18th century England and France, and for his thoughtful and combative reviews in The New York Review of Books. For […]

  • John Warmington (1942-2019)

    John Warmington, MA, Dip Lib, ALA, died suddenly in December 2019. John was appointed Librarian at Sherborne School in 1985 and held the post for eleven years until 1996.  Previously, John was Deputy Librarian at Westminster College, Oxford, and held qualifications from the Universities of Southampton and Sheffield. As a boy, John attended Edgarley Hall […]

  • 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 […]

  • Keane, Major Sir Richard 6th Bt (h 22-27)

    who has died aged 101, was a journalist, soldier and farmer whose adventurous life included being parachuted into enemy-occupied Yugoslavia in the Second World War. Keane began his wartime service with the County of London Yeomanry before joining the 10th Royal Hussars. During the Battle of El Alamein, when he was second-in-command of a squadron, […]

  • Kidner, Michael Aldridge (b 1937-42)

      THE LAST DISTRICT OFFICER IN KUALA LUMPUR WHO HELPED TO OVERSEE THE TRANSISION TO AN INDEPENDENT MALAYA Michael Aldridge Kidner was born at Lytham St Anne’s in Lancashire on 26th November 1923. (d. Monday 29th July 2019).  His Father at the time was a serving Sapper Officer India, His Mother, the Daughter of a […]

  • Lane, Peter Stewart (g 38-41) - Lord Lane of Horsell

    Lord Lane was one of the behind-the-scenes figures in the Conservative Party who marshalled its voluntary activities when Margaret Thatcher was at the height of her powers. He spent most of his professional life as an accountant with Binder Hamlyn. Peter Stewart Lane was born in 1925 and attended Sherborne School in Dorset. He served […]

  • Law, Admiral Sir Horace (d 25-29)

    Gunnery officer whose influence was felt both in sea training and in the improvement of communications in the submarine service The defining moment in the life of Admiral Sir Horace Law occurred when, as a young midshipman aboard the battleship Valiant in 1931, he attended an evening church service on the Rock of Gibraltar and […]

  • Long, Jonathan Arthur Deverell (d 1961-65)

    Jonathan left Sherborne with the Brackenbury scholarship to Balliol College Oxford, reading history.  After graduating, he attended La Sorbonne and St Anthony’s College Oxford and attained D.Phil (Oxon). His subsequent career was in investment banking in London, Switzerland and Nigeria.  He helped to set up FCMB, the first Nigerian owned investment bank, eventually being appointed […]

  • Martyn, Philip Vivian (h 1951-56)

    Flamboyant gambler and professional backgammon player who established himself as the best in the world during the Seventies. Phillip Martyn prided himself on being “the world’s first self-professed professional backgammon player”. He even had an agent — Mark McCormack of IMG, who was better known for representing golfers — and much of his time was […]

  • Moynahan, Brian Patrick James (a 54-59)

    Brian Moynahan will be best remembered for his history books.  Despite reporting carnage not only from Vietnam and Laos, but also Beirut, Israel and Northern Ireland, Brian Moynahan, The Sunday Times correspondent, always said that the most shocking episode of his career was the day in 1977 that he spent with Jean-Claude Duvalier, “Baby Doc”, the […]

  • Moyo, Ratidzo Isaac (g 02-07)

    Let me start towards the end of Rati’s all too short earthly life, though obviously none of us knew that, at the time. Not much more than a year ago, in fact it was a Saturday evening in June 2007, the Francis family (all 4 of us) were guests of the then Lyon Upper Sixth […]

  • Neave, Julias (d 33-37)

    Julius Neave was a leading figure in the postwar reinsurance business. He joined a small family company called Mercantile & General in 1938 and, after serving with distinction in the Second World War, returned to it in 1946. Between then and 1982, when Neave retired as managing director, M&G’s income grew 30 times over. Julius […]

  • Ninis, The Venerable Richard (h 45-50)

    The Venerable Richard Ninis was a long-serving archdeacon whose zeal for parish reorganisation earned him the nickname ‘Dick the Knife’ Richard Ninis: the potential unpopularity of his parish reforms was mitigated by the buffet suppers hosted by his wife, dubbed ‘Jane the Fork’ The Venerable Richard Ninis, who has died aged 82, was Archdeacon of […]

  • Noel-Tod, Alexander Reginald Noel (h 64-69)

    A former librarian at the University of East Anglia and well-known figure in the Dereham area has died. Alex Noel- Tod was 60 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Alex was born in Madras, India on 18th June 1951. He went to school in Sherborne, Dorset, and studied English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge. […]

  • Oliver, Charles Pye (h 47-51)

    Charles Oliver was born on 20th August, 1933, he attended the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester and later became a farmer in Hothfield, Kent and did his National Service as a 2nd Lieutenant in The Buffs. He was a much loved and admired local figure who had been, in his time, a Borough Councillor for 12 years, Chairman […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pope, Maurice Wilden Montague (a 1939-44)

    Maurice Pope  died on 1 August 2019 in Normandy, France. Despite a valiant battle against a variety of ailments, he could not escape the wear and tear of his 93 well-lived years. His wife Johanna, daughter and five sons were at his side when he passed away. Three of his sons are old Shirburnians too […]

  • Pringle, Sir Steuart (f 42-46)

    Lieutenant-General Sir Steuart Pringle, 10th Bt, who has died aged 84, was appointed Commandant General Royal Marines in 1981, and shortly afterwards was fortunate to escape death in an IRA car bomb attack. When Pringle took over as Commandant General he immediately faced a crisis: following a defence review, the Secretary of State for Defence, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Redgrave, Maj Gen Sir Roy (c 39-43)

    Maj-Gen Sir Roy Redgrave, who has died aged 85, was awarded an MC in the last week of the Second World War in Europe, and afterwards commanded the Household Cavalry. On May 1 1945, Redgrave was leading a troop of the 1st Household Cavalry Regiment (1 HCR) west of the village of Düdenbüttel, near Bremen, […]

  • Smith, Martin Henry (f 48-52)

    Martin Henry Smith was born in Oldham, Lancashire on November 2 1934. He attended Heronwater School in North Wales and later followed his brother Alan to Sherborne. He gained an English Speaking Union Scholarship to Tabor Academy, Massachusetts for the academic year 1952/3 travelling to the States aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth and returning aboard […]

  • Spafford, Ronald Norman (a 42-46)

    Falkland Island Association Vice-President Ronnie Spafford has died. It is with sadness that we heard that our Vice-President Ronnie Spafford had died on 5th October 2014. The following report appeared in Penguin News on 10th October – WITH sadness we report the death on October 5, of Ronnie Spafford, a world authority on the philatelic […]

  • Stevens, Major Dick (a 35-39)

    Major Dick Stevens, who has died aged 90, was awarded an MC in the Suez Campaign. In 1956, at the start of the campaign, 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment (3 Para), together with their French opposite numbers, 2nd RPC Colonial Parachute Regiment, were tasked with leading the Anglo-French landings at Port Said. Their role was […]

  • 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

  • Tozer, John Robert 'Bob' (a 44-47)

    Bob Tozer was born in Hertfordshire in June 1929 and went to two different prep schools before being evacuated with his siblings to Canada in 1940.  They returned to England in 1944 and, aged 15, he went to Sherborne School, which was to become so much part of his life. He was a fine sportsman, […]

  • Twiss, Lionel Peter Winterton 'Peter' (b 35-40)

    Lieutenant-Commander Peter Twiss, who died on August 31 aged 90, was one of Britain’s foremost postwar test pilots and the first man to fly faster than 1,000mph. At the controls of the Fairey Delta 2 (FD 2), a supersonic research aircraft, Twiss did not just creep past the post – he smashed the previous world […]

  • Uren, John Michael Leal (h 40)

    Sir Michael Uren, who has died aged 95, made a fortune in the gritty industrial fields of sea-dredged aggregates and blast-furnace slag recycling – and gave more than £90 million of it to chosen good causes. Uren was an engineer-entrepreneur whose irrepressible energy and curiosity were directed towards practical achievement rather than profit – but, as […]

  • Vere Hodge, Francis (c 33-35)

    The Rev Prebendary Vere Hodge was a decorated observer with the Paras and later a trustee of Glastonbury Abbey The Rev Prebendary Vere Hodge, who has died aged 94, was awarded an MC in 1943 in the invasion of Sicily and was subsequently ordained as a priest. On the night of July 13/14, 1st Parachute […]

  • Wadeson, Lionel (d 39-44)

    Dr Brian Hanson writes: Lionel Wadeson, who died on 13th November, aged 86, spent 26 years in the service of the Church as an Assistant Secretary, first in the Church Assembly, and then in the General Synod. He was born in 1925, and educated at Sherborne School and St John’s College, Oxford. Unusually, he qualified […]

  • 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 […]

  • Wayre, Philip (c 35-38)

    Philip Wayre was a naturalist who saved the otter from extinction in England and founded the country’s first wildlife park Philip Wayre, who has died aged 93, co-founded the Otter Trust, a charity which pioneered the captive breeding of otters for release into the wild and has been credited with saving the animal from extinction […]

  • Whiteway, Eric (h 32-37)

    ERIC Whiteway, a city councillor for 18 years and prominent member of Devon’s Whiteway cider family, has died aged 91. He was born at Whimple, in April 1919. His father Reginald was the youngest son of Henry Whiteway, founder of the Whimple Cider business started in 1900. The original cider press was at the Tan […]

  • 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.

  • Wilsey, John Finlay Willasey (g 57)

    John Wilsey (g 57) Sherborne School Governor 1994-2001 Old Shirburnian Society President 1998 Nicknamed “Gregory Peck” for his dark good looks and commanding presence on Colonel John Blashford-Snell’s Blue Nile (Great Abbai) expedition of 1968, John Wilsey encountered more than his fair share of tense moments in a career during which he distinguished himself in […]

  • Woods, Robert Ian (b 51-55)

    Ian Woods grew up in Essex where his father was Secretary to the family firm, Woods of Colchester, before taking holy orders and, whilst the family moved around England at the behest of the Church, they retained the home they had built before the war in Dedham village.  Ian came to Sherborne in the Lent […]