T.A. Bennett (41-45)

    Thomas Anthony Bennett (41-45) was born in Holbeach on 29th July 1927 and died 1st August 2017 aged 90.   His son John Bennett writes: “My father was at the Pangbourne from 1941-45 and then went into the Merchant Navy with the New Zealand Shipping Company. Whilst in Auckland, New Zealand he met…

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Alan Willson (54-57)

Alan Willson (54-57) died at the age of 74 in September, 2015. He lived in Devon and is survived by his wife and a step daughter. His brother Colin writes: “On leaving Pangbourne, Alan joined the Army Intelligence Regiment. He saw active service during the 60’s and 70’s in Cyprus and Borneo. Later, he became…

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Philip Shard (70-75)

  Philip Shard (70-75) died in hospital on May 31, 2017 after being struck by lightning May 27 while playing a round of golf at the Fynn Valley Golf Club near Ipswich, Suffolk. Fellow players and paramedics tried desperately to resuscitate him after he collapsed on the course and his heart stopped beating. He was…

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David Hart (49-52)

  Captain David Hart (49-52) died in New Zealand on June 20, 2017 at his home with his family. He was 82. His funeral was held on June 26 in St. John’s Church, Beach Street, Waikouaiti near Dunedin followed by a private cremation.   David joined Port Line in April, 1952 and obtained his Second Mate’s…

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Cliff Bragg (46-49)

      Cliff Bragg (46-49) who died in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13th, 2017 aged 85, was for many years the OP Society Rep in Port Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife Beryl, his son Philip and his two daughters Caroline Bragg and Nicola Contival. At Cliff’s request a wake was held…

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Tim Prettejohn (55-59)

    Tim Prettejohn (55-59) died at Cairns Base Hospital in Queensland, Australia in February 3, 2017 following a stroke and a major brain haemorrhage.   Tim’s sister-in-law Alix Prettejohn writes:  “Tim was born in 1941 and grew up, almost on the Equator, on his father’s farm on the foothills of Mt. Kenya.  The farm…

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Margaret Points (1927 – 2017)

Margaret Points, the wife of the former Headmaster Peter Points, died on 23rd January, 2017 aged 89 following a stroke. Her funeral was held on 21st February at Holy Trinity Church, Wonston, close to her retirement home in Sutton Scotney, Hampshire. Robin Paterson and John Fisher represented the OP Society and there was a large…

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J.S. Shillingford (48-52)

Tom Woolley (60-65) writes: “I wish to advise that my Mother’s younger brother Captain John S Shillingford RN died 18th January aged 82. His Memorial Service, following a private cremation, was held at St Thomas’ Church, Wells, Somerset on Friday 17th January. John was a staunchly loyal OP, as was my father Jim (WJ) Woolley…

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Alastair Macleod (35-39)

Alastair Macleod (35-39) died on 13th December, 2016 aged 95. His daughter Jenny McGeachy writes: “Born in 1921, my father was Captain of Hockey at the NCP before going into the Army in World War 11 in the Seaforth Highlanders. He remained in the Army for about 10 years after the war, reaching the rank…

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