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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Justin Underwood (75-79)

                      Justin Underwood (75-79) died peacefully on 28th March, 2015. He was 53. His brother Nigel writes:   “Justin was born on the 11th April, 1961, at Chertsey in Surrey. He was educated at Feltonfleet Preparatory School, Cobham, Pangbourne College (Harbinger, 1975-79), Portsmouth University, and…

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Martin Childs (53-56)

Martin Childs (53-56) died in unexplained circumstances in Africa in 1984. His onetime colleague at Hoverlloyd, Robin Paine (55-58), compiled the following obituary after talking to Childs’ widow Diana:   “Childs left Pangbourne in the summer of 1956 and joined Royal Mail Lines as a cadet where he remained until he obtained his Master’s Certificate.…

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Anthony Hudson MBE

              Anthony Hudson (1939-2015) was Headmaster of Pangbourne College from 1988-2000. He died on March 8th, aged 76, after a long and debilitating illness bravely endured. He leaves a wife, Liz, three children and seven grandchildren. A long obituary was published in The Times.   Educated at Tonbridge School…

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C.R.E. Compton (33-36)

Lt. Cdr. Charles Compton (33-36) died on 23 February, 2015. He was 95. Thanks to information supplied by his son, the writer Nic Compton, details of his life are as follows. Born in Hong Kong, he spent three years at the NCP and won a Royal Life Saving Society medal in 1934. Three years later…

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B.J. Jerman (57-61)

Barrington John Jerman died unexpectedly at home with his wife Lizzie at his side on February 26th, 2014, aged 69. Lizzie Jerman writes: “Leaving Pangbourne, Barrington went to The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned into The Kings Own Scottish Borderer’s. He served in the Far East – Hong Kong, Malaya, Singapore – and…

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P.M. Chadwick (35-39)

His son Toby Chadwick writes: “I must inform you, sadly, of the death of my father, Peter Chadwick (b.1921), who was at the Nautical College, Pangbourne 1935-39. He went into the Royal Navy from Pangbourne, serving as navigator on North Atlantic convoys during the Second World War. After the war he trained as a teacher…

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Michael Beak (56-60)

Mike Beak (56-60) died suddenly at home on 31st January, 2015, aged 72 years. He had taken his dog out for a walk that evening and failed to return. A search found him collapsed in the drive outside his house.   After the NCP Mike joined British India Steam Navigation Company and rose to the…

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Ron Colebrook (49-52)

Ron Colebrook (49-52) died on 21st Setpember 2013 according to his wife Marie. His death resulted from asbestos-related mesotheloma probably contacted from some sea time contact. His lifelong friend John Vereker (49-53) writes: “After an illness of six months, Ron Colebrook died at home in Wellington, NZ surrounded by his family and cat on September…

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