Obituaries
Frederick Arthur Murray (Wendron 1942-1947)

d. 20th December 2015
Rev Courtney Atkin (Academic Staff 1959-1964)

d. 21st October 2015

Rev Courtney Atkin, who taught at Cobham House, Bromsgrove School, from the late fifties until 1964, died on 21st October 2015, ten days short of his 96th birthday.

A Service of Thanksgiving for a full life, well-lived, was held at the Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, Ledbury, Herefordshire on 30th October 2015. ...
John M. Baron (School 1944-1948)

d. 26th July 2018

John Maurice Baron was born on 5th March 1930 to Hilda and Rupert in Hull. ...
Dr Joe Beck (Wendron 1951-1956)

d. 18th May 2017
George Bedford-Russell (Ws 2008-2011)

d. June 2016
Richard Ian Biddle (Gordon 1949-1954)

d. 26th August 2017
The Rev Roger Bowen (School 1960-1965)

d. 10th February 2017
Hedley Brunt (Cookes 1963-1968)

d. 6th July 2017
Roger Buswell (School House/Millington 1948-1952)

d. 18th May 2015

Roger was a keen swimmer and sport-lover. He played Rugby at School in the winning XV during the 1949 season, and also the Millington XV in 1951. ...
Norman John died suddenly at his home on 12th November 2015 aged 88 years. Devoted husband of Margaret, cherished father to Helen and Joanna and the late Peter. Much loved grandfather to nine grandchildren, John will be sadly missed. ...
Michael Chattin (Wendron 1953-1958)

d. September 2017
Martin Cook (1950-1954)

d. 9th April 2017
John Couch (S 42-47)

d. 14th November 2012

(Editor’s Note: We have only just been informed of Mr Couch’s death)

It is with sadness that we learned of the death of John Couch on 14th November, 2012. John was a prominent figure during his time at Bromsgrove and played

scrum-half in the School XV team. ...
Nigel Creese (1952-1955)

d. 29th August 2018

Nigel Creese died peacefully at his home in Australia on 29th August 2018, aged 91 years. He led Christ’s College Melbourne from 1963-1970. ...
George Edward 'Mac' Crichton (Lupton 1929-1935) died peacefully at home in Edinburgh on 22nd September 2016, aged 98.

He got a good Matric at 15 but his parents couldn't afford to send him to University so he left school a year later to become a Junior Clerk with Lloyds Bank at a salary of £70 per annum. He hated it from day one, but stuck it for three years and when his parents moved to Edinburgh he was able to start a degree course in Forestry at Edinburgh University, while living at home. ...
Keith Dunn (School 1950-1954)

d. 22nd December 2017
A. David Dyer (School 1940-1945)

d. 19th November 2016

David was Captain of the Bromsgrove School rugby team in 1944/5. ...
Christopher Edwards (Lupton 1955-1960)

d. March 2016
Robert Arthur Allen Edwards (Lupton 1937-1942)

d. 12th January 2017

Allan Edwards was fireproof. He became Managing Director of John Hall Ltd who made refractory products including firebricks for the Steel Industry. ...
Nicholas Esson (School House 1964-1969), d. 20th February 2015. Eulogy, read by John Williams

Thank you for coming today to celebrate Nick’s life. ...
John Faull (Gordon 1946-1951)

d. 21st June 2017
(Former Governor)

d. 19th November 2014
Leslie G. Francis (Wendron 1939-1942)

d. 1st July 2018

Leslie won a scholarship to Bromsgrove and was due to start at the School aged 13 in 1939 However, he was diverted along with the rest of the Bromsgrove to Llanwrtyd Wells. ...
Major John Gardner (School 1940-1944)

d. Early 2016
Robert Guthrie Gifford (Elmshurst 1964-1969)

d. 27th July 2016

Robert (Bob) passed away on 27th July. The funeral will be held at St John the Baptist Church in Aldbury on Tuesday, 16th August at 11. ...
David Gittins (Wendron 1946-1951)

d. 1st March 2018
Sir Iain Glidewell, QC

d. 8th May 2016
William John Griffiths (School 1952-1955)

d. 5th May 2016
Peter Grindal (Elmshurst 1956-1961)

d. 26th February 2018
John Anthony Haggett LLM (Wendron 1950-1955)

d. 18th June 2015

John died on 18th June 2015 having pursued a full and distinguished legal career in the Midlands.

He took both his degrees at the University of Birmingham on leaving Bromsgrove. ...
Professor Roy Martin Haines M.A., M. ...
Professor K. Brian Haley

Deceased date not known
Mrs Jenny Harding (Former Support Staff)

d. 19th December 2017
Michael Harvey (Gordon 1953-1958)

d. March 2017
Christopher John Hawthorne (Elmshurst 1944-1949)

d. 20th June 2017
Lucy Hayward (Hz 1994-2004)

d. November 2015
Timothy Hayward (Former Academic Staff)

d. 25th January 2016

Major Tim Hayward made a unique contribution to Bromsgrove School from 1975 to 1997. After years of outdoor life in Zimbabwe, Tim and Gail as a couple relished the fresh challenges and opportunities of an English day and boarding school. ...
James H. Heward (School 1953-1956)

d. 29th March 2015
William Richard Hickman (Elmshurst/Oakley 1949-1958)

d. 24th July 2017
Mathew Hodge (Walters 1988-1993)

d. 20th September 2018
Alastair Hogarth (Cookes 1962-1967)

d. 30th August 2017

Old Bromsgrovian, Alasdair John Hogarth, who has died aged 67 years was the former headmaster at Archbishop’s School in Canterbury and went on to establish a charity to raise money for schools in Africa.

Mr Hogarth came from Bromsgrove and was the son of Wendy and the late George Hogarth. ...
W.G. Holmes (Former Academic Staff 1972)

Deceased date not known
Philip Hoyle (School 1962-1967)

d. 21st July 2016
Alan Hurlbut (Former Staff 1969-1975)

d. October 2017
R. Hurst (Former Academic Staff)

Deceased date not known, c. 1970
Charles Jay (School House 1937-1941)

d. April 2015
Geoffrey John CBE (School 1947-1951)

d. 20th August 2018

Geoffrey Richards John CBE 25th March 1934 - 20th August 2018 (School House 1947-1951)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Geoffrey John, a distinguished Old Bromsgrovian and great servant of our School for almost five decades.

Geoffrey joined us from Llanelly Grammar School in 1947. ...
Sir Paul Judge (former School Governor)

d. 21st May 2017
John Spencer Kendon (1939-1942)

d. 12th April 2016

John Spencer Kendon (known as Spencer) died peacefully after a short illness aged 91 on 12th April 2016. After leaving Bromsgrove School, Spencer joined the RAF and trained as navigation crew to fly Wellington bombers, he was discharged in July 1946 having reached the rank of Sargent. ...
Colin Kleiser (School 1950-1955)

d. 20th May 2018
Margot Langley (Cobham/Mary Windsor 1983-1988)

d. May 2017
Nicola Lean (O 1987-1992)

d. 19th November 2014
W. R. Littleton (Former Academic Staff)

Deceased date not known
Eric Lloyd (Gordon 1937-1942)

d. 2nd November 2017
Lindsay MacDonald (Hz 1985-1990)

d. 26th September 2015
James (Angwin) Marples (Lupton 1946-1951)

d. 25th January 2016
John Marshall (School 1950-1954)

d. 26 June 2017
E. W. B. ...
Homer McCririck (Lupton 1936-1941)

d. 30th January 2017
John McGregor-Smith (Gordon 1948-1953)

d. October 2018
A. R. Morcom (Former Academic Staff)

Deceased date not known
Ieuan Morgan (School 1956-1960)

Deceased date not known
G. Edward (Ted) Morris (Lupton 1942-1947)

Deceased date not known
Gordon Leslie Moss (Gordon 1959-1964)

d. 2017
William Murray (Wendron 1958-1963)

d. January 2016
Brian Naylor (Gordon 1943-1947)

d. 19th February 2016
Hilary Newton (Former Staff)

d. 11th April 2017
Stuart Ormerod (Cookes 1969)

d. August 2018
Maureen Parmee (Former Teaching Staff)

d. 19th December 2017
Anthony Roger Peirson

June 6, 1946 - October 29, 2015

(Wendron 1959-1964)



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Roger Peirson at the age of sixty-nine. With his loving wife of forty-five years, always at his side, he lost his battle with cancer on October 29, 2015. Roger bravely waged a fierce six week fight against cancer with the support of his family and friends and was immensely appreciative of everyone's kindness. ...
Lance Pickering (Gordon 1976-1981)

d. 4th November 2016
A. Porter (Former Academic Staff)

Deceased date not known
Clive Power (Gordon 1951-1955)

d. 31st January 2016
Robert Pruden (School 1955-1960)

d. 27th September 2016
Michael Roxburgh (Elmshurst 1949-1953)

d. 5th June 2016
Clem Schilizzi (1957-1982)

d. November 2018
Anthony Eric Smith (Lupton 1953-1958)

d. 27th November 2018
Roydon Eric Snape (School 1934-1939)

d. 9th January 2017
John Stallard (School 1940-1045)

d. 3rd August 2016
Andrew Startin (Gordon 1954-1957)

d. 13th November 2015

Andrew Howard Startin, an Old Bromsgrovian from the 1950s, died on November the 13th 2015. Brave to the end. ...
John Frank Swallow (School 1947-1952)

d. 6th October 2016
John Taylor (Wendron 1955-1960)

d. 28th May 2017
Harry W H A Thompson (Lupton 1954)

d. February 2018
Christopher Thomson (School 1951-1956)

d. 2017
Simon Vickers (Walters 1970-1975)

d. 14th February 2016
E. H. S. ...
Raymond Way (Wendron 1951-1956)

Deceased date not known
Revd Alan White (Former Staff 1956-1964)

d. 19th May 2017
Mrs Iris White (Headmistress of Ottilie Hild School 1978-1987)

d. February 2018

Many OBs will be saddened to hear of the death of Iris White. Mrs White was the much loved and respected Headmistress of The Ottilie Hild School from 1973 to 1987. ...
Philip 'Simon' Wilkins (Elmshurst 1965-1970)

d. 21st July 2016

Philip (Simon) passed away on 21st July. The funeral takes place today, Thursday 4th August at 1. ...
Dr David Williamson (School 1940-1944)

d. 28th May 2017
Lt. Col A. Richard Wood (Wendron 1956-1961)

Date of death unknown
Richard Wood (Elmshurst 1977-1982)

d. February 2016
Roger Bryan Savage Wood (Gordon 1952-1957)

d. 24th March 2016

Roger sadly passed away with heart failure on 24th March 2016. His funeral service was attended by more than 300 people at The Church of St. ...
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