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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Alfred Goodson (60-63)

Alfred Goodson (60-63) died in April 2015 aged 69. He was married twice and had six children, four by his first marriage and two by his second.   Alfie, as he was known at the Nautical College, came from a wealthy, well-connected Devon family. His father Sir Hugh Goodson was High Sherrif of Devon, a Justice…

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Peter Cheney (42-45)

                Peter Cheney (42-45) died on 4th January, 2014, aged 85. He is survived by his wife Susan, who informed the Society of her husband’s death, and a son Andrew. An obituary in the Littlehampton Gazette, from which this obituary is adapted, stated in part:   After Pangbourne Peter…

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