Graeme Marrs MBE 1939-2019 (Honorary OS)
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Honorary OS Graeme Marrs, who passed away on Friday 16th August, at the age of 79. His Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, 10th September at St Bridget’s Church, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside, at 1.30pm.
Please see below for an obituary written by Peter Greville, Vice President and Press Office, Birkenhead Park Football Club.
Graeme made a huge contribution to rugby at Birkenhead Park over many years from the 1970’s to the current day. A proud old boy of Rossall School he played also for Rosslyn Park a club he always maintained a great fondness for. By his own admission he may not have scaled the heights as a full back but as an administrator and alicadoo he was a colossus indeed.
He acted as Fixture Secretary for many years at Birkenhead Park maintaining a first class list for the club at a time when the game was changing prior to the introduction of league rugby. His camaraderie with his opposite numbers at clubs such as Wasps, Gloucester, Harlequins, London Scottish and The Royal Navy played a significant part in helping maintain these fixtures for another generation of Park players who remain eternally grateful to Graeme for providing them with the opportunity to play against these top clubs.
Graeme became the driving force behind the annual North of England Schools Sevens which regularly attracted the top schools to Birkenhead and he fought tooth and nail to maintain the high standards as the best tournament in the North.
Graeme was made an Honorary OS in September 2017 in recognition of his generous contributions to the Sedbergh 10’s tournament over the years. He was a friend and advocate of both the school and the OS Club, also assisting with the organisation of the Anti-Assassins fixtures.
He also made his annual pilgrimage to the Rosslyn Park National Schoolboy Sevens where he gained notoriety as an announcer at that prestigious tournament.
Graeme through his professional life with MKR in Liverpool was awarded the MBE for services to Caribbean trade and he was of course extremely proud of this honour. It was his business contacts that led Graeme to play a major role in organising tours to Jamaica in 1981 and the Bahamas in 1989, both absolutely fabulous with Graeme leading both ventures. The close ties between MKR and Birkenhead Park continue to go from strength to strength in the current era helping the club to develop its facilities and rugby together.
A tribute of this nature can only scratch the surface of Graeme’s magnificent contribution to Birkenhead Park and the wider game. He was well known throughout the county and indeed the country frequently visiting Twickenham in a variety of roles. One thing is for sure,the Upper Park will be a far poorer place with the new season getting underway. Graeme was a unique rugby character and his witty and amiable personality will be most sorely missed particularly on match days at the Upper Park.
I am sure over the coming weeks many tales of Graeme’s rugby adventures will be regaled in the Park bar and we hope the esteem in which he is held will be of some consolation to Poppet and the Marrs family at this saddest of times.
Vice President and Press Officer
Jonathon James Charlton “Jon” Hardey 1950-2019 (S 63-68)
The Old Sedberghian Club has received the sad news that Jon Hardey (1950-2019), expert on peregrine falcons and other upland birds of prey, passed away in July 2019. Please see below for an obituary from the Scotland Herald.
Jon Hardey, who has died aged 69, belonged to the North East Branch of the Scottish Raptor Study Group, consisting of remarkable and feisty specialists studying the ecology, behaviour and changing fortunes of birds of prey. For several years Jon chaired the NE group.
He specialised in peregrine falcons, and was encouraged to do so by his idol, the late Dr Derek Ratcliffe, who wrote the acclaimed monograph The Peregrine Falcon (1980, 2nd edn. 1993). The north east Scotland peregrine population was critically important in Ratcliffe’s classic unravelling of the effects of agricultural pesticides in eggshell thinning and catastrophic breeding failure in the 1950s and 1960s.
Building on the intensive survey work of the late Doug Weir and Adam Watson, and more recent monitoring by Roy Dennis and other, Hardey sustained the peregrine monitoring effort, which provided a benchmark against which the recovery of other populations could be assessed as restrictions in the use of cyclodiene pesticides took effect in 1962-64.
In 2003, Hardey and colleagues published a key paper on variation in breeding success of peregrines in north-east, central and south-west Scotland. Covering the period 1991-2000, and published in the book Birds of Prey In A Changing (with a foreward by Derek), this paper was one of the first to show that in more recent years poor breeding success was linked to high levels of criminal persecution associated with grouse moors.
Arguably Hardey’s greatest achievement came with the establishment of the award-winning Scottish Raptor Monitoring-Scheme, founded in 2002 in response to a government-led UK Raptor Working Group published in 2000. This recommended a range of actions on raptors, including the development of systematic monitoring methods.
The success of Raptors: A Field Guide For Surveys And Monitoring was phenomenal, with the book reprinted twice in 2007, and reaching a third edition by 2013. It set the standard for formal monitoring of birds of prey and the field methods have been adopted across many European countries.
However, this success rested on two of Hardey’s great strengths: first, his experience and exceptional skills in raptor fieldwork; and second, his strong connections with scores of raptor specialists who were only too willing to share their nuggets of knowledge and experience – not something done lightly. Hardey was something done lightly. Hardey was enthusiastic, highly motivated and persistent in putting to excellent use his and others’ first-hand experience and knowledge of raptors, particularly peregrines.
He had an uncanny ability to build and sustain relationships with land-owners, factors and keepers on shooting estates that enabled him to gain access on private state roads. Hardey was instrumental in setting up Operation Falcon Watch, a joint agency approach to monitoring peregrines, ostensibly to stop egg collectors but also to look out for raptor persecution.
Born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, Hardey’s father Ronnie, was a member of the No.6 Commando’s and was active in the D-Day landings, for which he received the Military Cross he returned to train commandos at Achnacarry, Lochaber, before becoming a Company Accountant. His mother, Margaret, was a WRNS driver in the Second World War, and became active in the British Horse Society.
Attending Larchfield Prep School in Helensburgh, then Sedbergh School in Yorkshire, Hardey went to Queen’s University in Belfast, where in 1973 he took a BSc Honours degree in Zoology. He loved the student life and immersed himself in the political and cultural scenes of Belfast. Moving to Aberdeen to take a MSc degree in Ecology in 1975, Hardey met his wife-to-be, Lorna, on a field trip to the Bettyhill Field Station, in north Sutherland.
Professionally, he was principal teacher of biology at Westhill Academy, Aberdeenshire, from 1984 to 2000. Revered by generations of students for his inspirational teaching and hands-on laboratory classes, Hardey was par excellence the gruff master who gave vent to wonderfully humourous and lasting memories.
On retirement, Hardey took on various commissions from Scottish Natural Heritage and wind energy companies, specialising in surveys of montane birds, raptor, and bats.
Outwardly entertaining in describing the antics of his mainly bearded field colleagues, he was shy and diffident. He was a fervent follower of the national rugby team, and enjoyed he prelude socialising, which often meant very late arrivals at Murrayfield. Kind and, pointedly playing up others’ special strengths, he could be both outrageously irreverent and schoolmasterly solemn.
He is survived by wife Lorna, sons John and Paddy, daughter Alison, sister Nicky, and brother Mike Rodge predeceased him.
Frederick Wilson “Freddie” Hoult 1938-2019 (SH 51-55)
Sadly the OS Club has been informed of the passing of Freddie Hoult (pictured left with son, Charlie) in May, aged 80.
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Dr. Geoffrey William Syme “Geoff” Burgess 1942-2019 (H 56-60)
The OS Club has received the sad news that Geoff (pictured second right) passed away on the 25th May, aged 76.
A message from the President – Bob Graham (H 61-67)
Many of the obituaries that appear in the OS magazine quite rightly commemorate the lives of leading lights in many aspects of the life of this country and around the world, whom Sedbergh has nurtured. I would like to recount a slightly different story.
On Saturday 15th June a small group of Old Sedberghians were amongst a packed congregation, a fitting tribute in itself, at St Bees Priory Church to celebrate the life of Doctor Geoffrey William Syme Burgess (17 October 1942 – 24 May 2019). Unless you were in Hart House between 1956 and 1960, studied with him in Biology VI under LPM, or were one of his patients, his name may not mean very much to you. Geoff, as we all knew him, was a man not given to self-advertisement. Personally speaking, it was my good fortune and privilege, having arrived in Hart House a year after Geoff had left, that I later came to know him as a most convivial, warm and amusing member of the ‘Ten Mile Gang’ of Old Hartonians, some of whom have returned for the Ten every year for at least fifty years.
Arriving in Sedbergh in the pink blazer and cap of Harecroft Hall Prep. School, Geoff won a scholarship and came to Hart in 1956. Before he left, (taking a beating once – for possession of fireworks along with other miscreants – he also lead a deputation to the Housemaster to complain about uncooked sausages!) Geoff was appointed House Prefect, played the double bass in the school orchestra and jazz band and won a place at Emmanuel College, Cambridge to read medicine. Also in the Cambridge University Traditional Jazz Band were fellow OSs John “Slim” Whitman (SH 56-60), on the bass and sometimes piano, as well as Brian Turnbull (S 57-61) on the trombone. The group was later known as the “Windy City Seven” and produced a record in 1962, but Slim is the only one shown in the cover picture. On an even less relevant level, while at Cambridge, Geoff was a contemporary of Dr. Graeme Garden, who with Johnny Lynn, drummer for the CU Modern Jazz Band, created the “Yes Minister” sitcom series along with others. Geoff was ‘one of the clever boys’ and knew exactly what he wanted to do. From Cambridge he went on to University College Hospital, London for training as a general practitioner.
Whilst living and practising in Baldock, Hertfordshire, Geoff took a sudden interest in the local Thespians where he met and fell for a lovely fellow thespian, Gill Walker. They married in 1967. After time in hospitals in London and Nottingham, Geoff and Gill moved to Whitehaven where his reputation as an outstanding doctor grew and where he was held in high esteem by patients and colleagues alike at his practice in Distington where he became senior partner. He pioneered the use of acupuncture, and in the words of one patient who had suffered several failed spinal procedures “saved my sanity and relieved my agony.”
Geoff and Gill’s children Andrew and Jane had arrived and the family moved to Croft Hill where Geoff tried his hand at sheep farming. However, in 1992 Geoff suffered his first heart attack and four years later had to retire from practice. Always active though, Geoff continued to carry out blood transfusions, was medical adviser to Benefits Tribunals as well as to Carlisle Races and Whitehaven Rugby League Club. In the community he joined Whitehaven Round Table of which he became Chairman, and he later became President of his local Rotary. During his year as Chairman at Whitehaven he masterminded the raising of funds to provide West Cumberland Hospital with a Russian- made bowel stapler. Once the instructions were translated, the stapler was put into service!
Moving back to St Bees, enjoying the pleasures of grandfatherhood, walking, cookery, particularly of soups and Asian dishes, he involved himself with the Priory Church where he was PCC treasurer and editor of St Bees News. He maintained his close association with, love for and loyalty to Sedbergh, watching rugby, cricket and making the annual return for the Ten, where he was renowned for dropping off to sleep at the table after dinner.
Geoff was a much loved and admired man, who made an immeasurable contribution to the communities in which he lived and worked. There are many who are thankful that he walked among us and who now cherish the memory of a beloved husband, father and grandfather, a loyal and joyful friend and an outstanding practitioner of his calling.
In the service sheet at St Bees that day were printed the lines of Pardon Me For Not Getting Up. If you knew Geoff, you would know why it was included. If not, it tells you something about this kind, unassuming, genial and gentle man, colleague and friend.
My grateful thanks to Geoff’s beloved wife Gill, for her permission to publish this obituary, to Geoff’s great friend and contemporary Mike (Spike) Halliwell (H 56-60) who gave the eulogy at St Bees, to friend, contemporary and fellow clinician Chris Metcalfe-Gibson (H 56-61) and to the Rev Becky Gibbs for a copy of her address.
Robert James “Bob” Sykes 1933-2018 (E 47-50)
Sadly Bob passed away in December 2018. Bob was a keen rugger player and an accurate kicker and played on the first team for Sedbergh. He was also an excellent golfer and after leaving Sedbergh and going into business, he played for many years at Fixby Golf Club in his home town of Huddersfield, becoming Club Captain and winning a number of trophies. His other main interest was in fell walking, learnt no doubt on Sedbergh’s fells. He started a Wayfarers Club in Huddersfield and ran this very successfully until his health began to give out.
His popularity was shown at his funeral at Fixby Church, and afterwards at the Golf Club, when many wayfarers attended, all wearing their club tie. Also many OSs. He married fairly late, to a widowed lady named Marie. His step relations and other family were also present. He had no children of his own.
David Hunter O’Brien 1932-2019 (H 45-51)
The OS Club is sad to announce the death of David O’Brien, who passed away in April. He was 86 years old. A former pupil, parent, Governor and constant supporter of the School, his passing is a loss to all. Please see below for an edited tribute written by his son, Sir Stephen O’Brien, KBE (H 70-75).
David Hunter O’Brien was born on 21st June 1932 – as he would never cease to remind us, with his ready grin and glint in his eye, ‘the longest day in the year’, so, of course, the longest birthday every year!
Born and brought up in Kendal, their home being just across the River Kent from the ‘Works’, the engineering-based firm known as ‘I Bees’ or IBIS, in which the O’Brien family were strongly engaged, he attended Castle Street Elementary School. At the outbreak of the Second World War, aged 7, he followed his brother to Terrington Prep School near York. David would say that he felt that he had been fairly sheltered from war and bombing given where his home and boarding school were, but he recalled that he and his young schoolmates would hear the Lancaster Bombers passing overhead at night en route over the North Sea – they would say nothing to each other; but at breakfast in the morning they were all quiet, counting how many returned.
Just as the war ended, he went on to Sedbergh School, rising to be Head of Hart House. These 6 years were to be the first chapter in a deep enduring loyalty and involvement with Sedbergh, both town and gown. As a pupil, parent, Governor, grand-parent, countless Remembrance Day services at the Cloisters, initiating the 10-mile Day course walk, concerts, social and sporting events, and the Sedbergh Choral Society – his care and love for the people and institution were woven into him as he into them with the deepest of mutual respect.
Whilst at Sedbergh he remembered being very hungry – there still being rationing post-War, referring to supper sometimes being one pilchard on a plate. It was there that he had to endure cricket – I say endure, as he never complained and made no allowances to himself, and was never given any quarter by his own family, teachers or others, but he only ever saw though his left eye, having been blind in his right eye since birth – something that was discovered when he was a toddler.
But at Sedbergh here amid the Howgills and the Lakeland Fells, which he walked and climbed for decades and loved so much, and the sheer beauty of all that we are surrounded by today, David started to realise his talent as an accomplished sketcher, drawer and painter in most mediums and skilled in capturing landscapes and objects, and notably fine portraits with deep insight into character. He loved his art and there are many wonderful creations that adorn the walls of the family’s homes. He certainly had an exquisite artist’s eye and he mastered the art of perspective, notwithstanding the greater challenge than most he had successfully to overcome.
Long before Cambridge, where he went to Clare College to study History with English, David had met Ann Rothwell, always known as Rothy, her school nickname which has stuck ever since. It was David’s good fortune that, being a good school-friend of Clare, his younger sister, Rothy would often come out from school with Clare in those teen years and sure enough met Clare’s good-looking older brother. As he turned 23, he left for East Africa from Tilbury Docks, seen off by his parents Mandy and Dandy and his fiancée, Rothy, for his first 3 year tour as cadet District Officer in Mtwara, Southern Province, Tanganyika (Tanzania today). No home leave for 3 years and young officers weren’t meant to be married in their first tour. Then in February 1956, having got special permission, he sent a cable out of the blue to Rothy (now a Nursing Sister at the Westmorland County Hospital), simply stating: “Come. Repeat come. David”; not ‘Love David’. As Rothy later found out that extra word would have cost another shilling, a lot from his meagre £75 a year salary. Matching his adventuresome spirit, she went – 7 weeks by ship; and then they were married in the Indian Ocean coastal fishing town of Mtwara in a Mission Church on 3rd April 1956 – a mud a wattle hut, with a sandy floor, and a wind-up gramophone for ‘Here Comes the Bride’. They spent their honeymoon in the foothills of Kilimanjaro at the other end of the country. David has been devoted to her ever since, and she to him. As many of your letters have said, they were a Team, a lovely, lifelong team. Once they were back on their first long home leave in 1958, they could see independence coming to Tanganyika sooner than had been forecast, so David resigned and they returned to England.
In 1969 David was asked to join IBIS in Kendal as a Director with the brief to diversify product lines and develop overseas markets. This happily coincided with both of their hearts’ desire to come back to their beloved Lake District. So we came to our really delightful and beautiful home, High Cleabarrow near Windermere – a conversion and restoration project they threw themselves into – but above all a genuine, warm (when the heating was on) family home, ever hosting our wider family and so many friends of all generations as a hub of welcome and hospitality. And a garden in which David’s many hives and beekeeping skills advanced, not least resulting in lots of tasty honey harvest most years. He became a leading light in the Westmorland Beekeepers’ Association (with Rothy as Honorary Queen Bee) and found himself called out occasionally to deal with swarms night and day, so his beekeeping kit and headnets were always in the boot of his car. He brought his hives to Dent and enjoyed the bees amongst these fells until only a few years ago. A true hobbyist and enthusiast – including sailing the family GP dinghy on Windermere. And always prepared to ‘give it a go’ – an inspiration and example we all gained by. And that manifested itself in his intense enjoyment of skiing when, in the 1970s, we went to the Alps, including initiating himself and me into ski-touring hut to hut across the roof of the Alps, roped together across perilous avalanche-prone slopes and crevasses – a chance for us to have an intensity of relationship built on his adventuresome courage, example and sheer good company.
After 10 years at IBIS, the Division that David had created in only 6 years, IBIS Medical (supplying turnkey hospitals and equipment overseas), was awarded the Queen’s Award for Industry for Exports. However, only a few months later, the burdens on the mother engineering businesses overwhelmed it and IBIS Group ceased to exist. Disaster loomed. Mum opened High Cleabarrow as a Nursing Home. David became a Consultant, including travelling to Lagos, Bahrain and a year in Harare for the Ford Foundation for the rehabilitation of Zimbabweans who had suffered under the pre-independence regime. He was instrumental in the enterprising creation of the old Shell site in Trafford to today’s thriving Carrington Business Park. He was indefatigable. There were some very lean years. And it was at this time he was asked to become a Governor of Sedbergh School – despite the pressures on him, he chose to take on that voluntary responsibility and served spanning 3 headmasterships for 18 years with great distinction. It was in David’s strength of character that, even though his career turned out to be anything but plain sailing, he retained his dignity, had no self-pity, harboured no resentments, and had that wonderful unselfish ability to forgive and forget. That was also deeply appreciated by us children – when we overstepped the mark, there would be a flash of irritation or sharp word, and then it was over in a trice; forgiven and forgotten – but lesson learned!
In 1988, they left High Cleabarrow and came to The Wool Shop in Dent – embracing and being embraced by this wonderful Dentdale community for more than 30 years. They were soon enjoying a varied and busy life, with Mum running The Wool Shop.
Others have remarked how he was always immaculately turned out, be that in a jacket and tie, or with his brown apron on when fettling on in his workshop and around the house, or with hat and, more recently, stick, in his walking breeches, which he sported as much when visiting our families in London, Sussex, Yorkshire or Cheshire as he did when out on “The Fells that are all around us” – to quote a line from a Sedbergh School song.
As one who is with us here today has written:
‘David’s friendship, encouragement, wisdom, loyalty and desire always to do what was right and not follow popular prejudice or whim set him apart – to say nothing of the wonderful sense of humour which always accompanied his wisdom! It is his courage and strength of will in adversity, his indefatigable spirit and outstanding example of all that is honest, fair and ‘good’ which will now live on in those who were fortunate enough to know and respect him.’
A much and dearly loved and loving husband to Rothy; father to Clare-Marie, Karen and me; father-in-law to Gemma, William and Nicholas; grandfather to Harry and Tom, James, Angus and Clara; and Edward, William and Sam and most recently grandfather-in-law to Jo – he was so thrilled to see the first of his grandchildren to be married when we were all together for a happy, happy day at the beginning of September last year; together with his love and support for his and Mum’s wider families; and a wonderful friend to so many far and wide, and near, faithfully enduring over all the years.
David died in the full knowledge of the love of his family – and the many, many people whose lives he touched.
* Names in gold indicate an obituary link.
|First Name(s)||Surname||House||at Sedbergh||Date|
|Anthony "Graeme" De Bracey||Marrs (MBE)||Honorary OS||1939-2019 (Honorary OS)||August 2019|
|Victor Derek "Vic"||Oldfield||Lupton||1939-1943||July 2019|
|Alastair John||Turnbull||Sedgwick||1955-1960||July 2019|
|Jonathon James Charlton "Jon"||Hardey||Sedgwick||1963-1968||July 2019|
|(Dr) Geoffrey William Syme "Geoff"||Burgess||Hart||1956-1960||May 2019|
|Sheila||Donald||Widow of David Donald (OS) -|
Former Headmaster of Cressbrook School (49-76) & Sedbergh Governor (77-89)
|Frederick Wilson "Freddie"||Hoult||School House||1951-1955||May 2019|
|Richard Anthony||Huck||Sedgwick||1973-1978||April 2019|
|Roger Martin Browne||Hollinshead||Powell||1959-1964||April 2019|
|David Hunter||O'Brien||Hart||1945-1951||April 2019|
|Thomas Edward "Ted"||Richardson||Evans||1941-1945||April 2019|
|David Arthur||Gilliat||Powell||1948-1953||March 2019|
|John Hampden||Hyatt||Sedgwick||1941-1946||March 2019|
|Ian Douglas||Sangwin||Hart||1954-1958||February 2019|
|Michael Theodore||Broadbent||School House||1967-1972||February 2019|
|Donald Barrett||Mackay||Sedgwick||1948-1953||February 2019|
|Peter Edward||Rickitt||Evans||1960-1964||January 2019|
|Robert James "Bob"||Sykes||Evans||1947-1950||December 2018|
|(Dr) Walter Graham||Mathews||School House||1943-1947||December 2018|
|(The Rev) Peter J D||Allen||Former Teacher, Chaplain, and Second Master||1987-1993||December 2018|
|Richard Hugh||Thomas||Former Physics Master||1967-2002||December 2018|
|Peter Myles||Hutchinson||Hart||1951-1955||November 2018|
|Edward Stuart "Zeke"||Smith||Evans||1946-1950||November 2018|
|James Robert||Bruce-Lockhart||School House||1954-1959||November 2018|
|David Goodman||Blanche||Powell||1947-1951||October 2018|
|(The Rev) David Roy||Holmes||Lupton||1947-1952||September 2018|
|Charles Graeme||Watherston||Sedgwick||1949-1953||September 2018|
|John Blackburn||Talbot||Winder||1940-1943||September 2018|
|William Fawcett "Billy"||Banks||Hart||1942-1946||September 2018|
|Graham Hurndall||Smith||Hart||1949-1952||August 2018|
|Samuel John Willoughby||Barker||Evans||1993-2000||August 2018|
|William Lewis Robertson||Scott||Evans||1949-1953||August 2018|
|(Sir) Henry Arthur Hugh||Cortazzi||Sedgwick||1936-1941||August 2018|
|Michael Ian||Grierson||Lupton||1957-1963||July 2018|
|Andrew Snowden||Harton||Evans||1963-1969||June 2018|
|Richard John||Rossiter||Winder||1948-1953||May 2018|
|Stephen Herbert Kay||Butcher||Winder||1942-1947||May 2018|
|Timothy Wace "Tim"||Roberts||Lupton||1951-1956||April 2018|
|David Francis||Barker||Winder||1936-1940||April 2018|
|Peter Morley||Yorke||Powell||1952-1957||April 2018|
|Stuart Robert||Paton||Hart||1977-1982||March 2018|
|(Prof) Robert Cairns Brown||Aitken||Winder||1947-1951||March 2018|
|(Sir) John Archibald||Ford||School House||1935-1939||February 2018|
|Hugh Frederick||Lockhart-Ball||Evans||1961-1966||December 2017|
|James Edward||Sugden (OBE)||Hart||1960-1964||December 2017|
|Anthony Martin||Russell||Hart||1947-1952||December 2017|
|Colin Patrick||Crabbie||Lupton||1960-65||December 2017|
|Victor H Brooke||Dowse||Former Schoolmaster and Lupton Housemaster||1963-2000||November 2017|
|Anthony Norburn||Craven||Sedgwick||1937-1941||November 2017|
|Michael Lindop||Bottomley||Winder||1938-1943||November 2017|
|David Graeme Salvesen||Macmillan||Winder||1949-1953||October 2017|
|Kenneth John||McCracken||Sedgwick||1952-1957||October 2017|
|Stephen Allinson||Jay||Hart||1940-1943||October 2017|
|Michael Royden||Richards||Evans||1944-1948||October 2017|
|(Prof) Henry Kenneth||White||Winder||1938-1941||October 2017|
|George B||Newby||Winder||1956-1959||October 2017|
|Nigel Anthony||Hurst||Lupton||1974-1978||October 2017|
|Ian Harold M||Robinson||Powell||1938-1941||September 2017|
|Patrick Edmund||Jolly||Lupton||1978-1983||September 2017|
|Leslie "Les"||Fletcher||Former School Lab Technician||1965-1996||August 2017|
|Robert Edward||Hodges||School House||1979-1986||August 2017|
|Alastair John||Breckenridge||Sedgwick||1955-1960||July 2017|
|Richard Woosnam Ward "Dickie"||Dawe||Former Winder House Tutor||1954-1973||July 2017|
|Christopher Graham "Chris"||Wells||Evans||1960-1965||June 2017|
|Hugh Highley||Sugden||School House||1962-1966||June 2017|
|William Henry Raymond||Meageen||School House||1950-1955||May 2017|
|Philip Angus Newham||Robotham||Hart||1979-1984||May 2017|
|Jeremy Frank Collinge||Fisher||School House||1944-1949||May 2017|
|N Peter C P||Meadows||Former Winder Housemaster||1959-1990||April 2017|
|(Dr) Frederic Salkeld||Plumpton||Powell||1946-1951||March 2017|
|David Michael||Behrend||Sedgwick||1941-1945||March 2017|
|Richard "Rick" David||Abbott||Lupton||1968-1973||March 2017|
|Peter Rodney||Hyde||Hart||1957-1962||March 2017|
|(Dr) Roger James||Mawby||Sedgwick||1952-1957||February 2017|
|Richard Drummond||Hardwick||Powell||1955-1960||February 2017|
|(The Rt Hon The Lord) David Charles||Waddington (PC)||Winder||1944-1947||February 2017|
|Garth Roger||Nicholas||Hart||1944-1949||February 2017|
|Peter Walter||Phillips||Sedgwick||1947-1952||February 2017|
|Noel Wilfrid||Berry||School House||1955-1960||February 2017|
|William Edward||Greenhalgh||Powell||1945-1949||February 2017|
|(Sir) Christopher||Bland||Lupton||1951-1956||February 2017|
|Peter Michael||Poole (CBE, TD, JP, DL)||Lupton||1943-1946||February 2017|
|Colin James||Sherwood||Powell||1949-1952||February 2017|
|John Alexander||Gossip||School House||1944-1949||December 2016|
|Andrew Philip||Bradshaw||Winder||1968-1973||December 2016|
|Florian Louis||DeVito||Sedgwick||2008-2010||November 2016|
|Michael James||Wilson||Powell||1957-1962||November 2016|
|Paul James||Page||Lupton||1978-1983||November 2016|
|Peter Lowson||Addison||School House||1945-1949||October 2016|
|Timothy Charles||Mileson||Sedgwick||1996-2003||October 2016|
|(Dr) Samuel Kribb||Young||Hart||1941-1945||October 2016|
|John Richard||Thompson||Hart||1949-1954||October 2016|
|Ewan Douglas David||Bell||Winder||1951-1956||October 2016|
|Michael Robin||Fowler||Hart||1949-1952||July 2016|
|(Dr) Timothy Martin||Venters||School House||1958-1963||June 2016|
|Neil Pollock||Magee||Lupton||1957-1961||April 2016|