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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G.S.B. Moore (47-50)

George Stevenson Brown MOORE (47-50) passed away peacefully at home on 10th February 2017. Eldest son of Captain Quentin Moore, a River Clyde Pilot and Mrs Catherine Moore, George was born in Gourock on 21st August, 1933. George arrived at the Nautical College (Macquarie Division) in 1947 and excelled not only in his studies but…

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Ross Bacon (59-62)

              E.R. (Ross) Bacon (59-62) died on 27th December, 2016, aged 71. A news report in the Grimsby Telegraph stated in part:     “The continued success of one of Grimsby’s best known engineering firms will be the lasting monument to a widely respected local businessmen. Edwin Ross Bacon,…

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John Gregson GC (37-40)

                      John Gregson GC (37-40), who has died aged 92, won the George Cross for saving the life of a shipmate during a torpedo attack in the Mediterranean in 1942. An obituary in the Daily Telegraph stated in part:   “In August 1942 Gregson was serving…

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