Graham Perry (44-47)

Dr. Graham Perry (44-47) has died in New Zealand at the age of 83. In an article in Issue 34 of the OP Magazine from which this obituary is taken, he described his unusual career path from Master Mariner to Rheumatologist. Graham’s story began in wartime at the NCP, chosen by his father who intended…

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L.S. Jones (42-44)

Lionel Seddon Jones (42-44) died at Oakhaven Hospital, near Lymington in Hampshire, on May 26th. He was aged 84 and had been suffering from cancer. An obituary in the Lymington Times stated in part: Born in Wallasey, near Liverpool, in 1927 Lionel Jones was the son of a shipping agent. He spent two years at…

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J.S. COTTRELL (46-49)

James Cottrell died peacefully in his sleep at St. Mary’s Hospital in Newport, Isle of Wight on April 16, 2012. He was 79 and had been suffering from cancer. His nephew Peter Cottrell writes: James followed his three brothers Fothergill, William (Bill) and Tom to Pangbourne. The eldest, Fothergill, survives him. After the NCP James…

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R.N.D. HORNBY (50-54)

Lt. Col. R.N.D. Hornby died early in 2012 after a determined fight against cancer. A Memorial Service was held on 10 February at Urchfont church, near Devizes in Wiltshire and was attended by a large congregation. An obituary pubished in The Gunner magazine stated in part: Nick Hornby was the son of the Headmaster of…

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R.A. SWANN (58-62)

Robert Swann, a well-known British supporting actor, died on April 17th, 2006, aged 61 as recently reported to the OP Society. Robert Swann never hit the high spots during an acting career lasting more than 40 years. But his all-round ability and talent for menacing performances meant that he was frequently cast as a villain…

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B.A. Macdowel (41-46)

Barney MacDowel died peacefully in March, 2012, a week shy of his 84th birthday. His son-in-law David Sheppard writes: “Barney came from a naval family and followed his brother Ian (37-42) to the Nautical College in 1941 during the austere war years. He became head of Harbinger and won a number of College cups for…

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G.A. HEPWORTH (42-45)

Rachel Sykes has reported that her cousin G Anthony Hepworth (42-45) died on 17 Feb 2012 in a nursing home in Cowling, North Yorkshire. Anthony was single and a charity fund-raiser. In his youth he was more or less looked after by the Sykes family and he attended the NCP so that Harry Sykes could…

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NICK REBBECK (61-64)

Nick Rebbeck died in May, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. His friend Andrew Gordon-Lennox writes: Nick Rebbeck was a near neighbour from home and family friend who joined the Nautical College Pangbourne with me in 1961 – the first year of Port Jackson at Bowden Green with Steve as Housemaster.…

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C.A.M. TATHAM (52-56)

Charles Tatham (52-56) died peacefully on January 20th, 2012, after a lengthy illness endured with great courage and fortitude, at the age of 72 as reported by his friend and distant relative Peter Hughes (51-55). Charlie was born in Aylesbury in 1939 just before the outbreak of World War 11. Soon after he and his…

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FREDERICK TREVES BEM (38-42)

Frederick Treves, a well known character actor, died on January 30, 2012, aged 86 after a prolific, high profile career on stage and screen. Freddie Treves was the son of a GP who had commanded a mounted field ambulance brigade in the First World War while his great uncle was Serjeant Surgeon to King Edward…

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