T.R.P. Humphreys (56-60)

          Tim Humphreys (56-60) died peacefully at home with his family following a long illness, on 30th September, 2015. He was 72. His funeral service was held on 15th October at Christ Church, Woking.   Richard Givan (57-60) represented the OP Society at the funeral. He writes:   “Tim was brought…

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David Merry (45-49)

“David Thomas Merry was born on 5th August, 1931 in Reading the younger son of Renee Watts who with her sister owned the Reading cycle shops, R. Watts & Co, and Bert Merry who worked for Dunlop Tyres,” writes his son Richard Merry. “He attended Marlborough House and then Leighton Park School in Reading. Although…

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John Anthony Beaman (46-50)

Kevin F. Brown (46-49) writes: “It is with deep regret and sadness that, on behalf of John’s wife, I have to inform you of the death of John Anthony Beaman (1946-1950) on Sunday, 6th September, 2015 at Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia after a long illness. John and I entered the Nautical College Pangbourne…

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Nigel Hollebone (59-63)

                      Nigel Hollebone (59-63) died on August 16th, 2015, aged 69, after a courageous battle against cancer sustained over five years. He left a partner Cherry, a son Andrew and two grandchildren. At the time of his death he was President of the Old Pangbournian…

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Philip Worssam (47-50)

Philip Worssam (47-50) died in Melbourne, Australia, on July 4th, 2015 aged 82 after a long illness. He leaves a wife Rosemary and three children.   His daughter Susan O’Shea writes:   “My father Philip Worssam went to Pangbourne in 1947 from the age of 14 before joining the Merchant Navy.  I have a photo…

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I.A. Shuttleworth (57-62)

                      Ian Shuttleworth (57-62) died peacefully on 23rd May, 2015, aged 71, after a courageous fight against cancer. He was the brother of Michael, Richard (his twin), Ashton, William and James. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held in Cowes on September 25th.   Most…

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Michael Johnson (59-63)

Captain Michael Johnson RN (59-63)  died peacefully at home in Fareham on June 6th, 2015 after a long illness. A Tribute given at his funeral stated in part:   “Michael was born in Exeter in 1945 into a naval family with generations of naval Captains. Inevitably he had a peripatetic childhood following his father’s appointments…

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H.A. Campbell (44-47)

His neice Sally Gregor writes:   “My uncle, Hugh Campbell was a past member of the Nautical College, Pangbourne during the war years until approximately 1947. Sadly, he passed away last September aged 84. He lived in Noosaville, Queensland, Australia.   Hugh was born on February 21st 1930. He attended Pangbourne for all of his…

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F.E.R. Phillips (45-49)

                        Commander Rex Phillips (45-49) RN died peacefully on May 29th, 2015.  His widow Shirley writes:   “My husband always thought affectionately of his days at Pangbourne. I enclose a photo of him that I like very much; he would have been 35 at…

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W.R. Thorburn (69-74)

                      W.R. Thorburn (70-74),  known to everyone as Robin or Rob,  died of cancer at home in Sutton-on-Trent on 28th December, 2014. He is survived by his wife Karen, their daughter Molly and a son Thomas from a previous marriage.   His friend Michael Duck (69-74) writes: “Rob…

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