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In Memory

Deaths & Obituaries

2024

Stephen Habgood (RGS 1968-1970) died 2024*
Mark ‘Big Jop’ Jopling
(RGS 1956-1964) died 6 March 2024
Anthony Bose
(RGS 1944-1950) died 1 March 2024
Dr. Alan Whitworth
(Former Governor and Parent of former pupil) died February 2024*

2023

David Twaite (RGS 1951-1956) died 2023*
Edward D’Arcy Saunders
(RGS 1944-1949) died 16 November 2023
Robert Butler
(RGS 1984-1986) died 13 December 2023
Chris Harrald (RGS 1964-1971) died 6 December 2023
John Lane
(RGS 1943-1949) died 6 December 2023
Brian Hains (RGS 1942-1950) died November 2023*
Trevor Swan (RGS 1972-1979) died 5 September 2023
Martin Rogers (RGS 1956-1963) died 13 October 2023
Rodney Saunders
(RGS 1956-1961) died 1 October 2023
Richard Stow (RGS staff) died 5 September 2023
Peter Peacock
(RGS 1941-1945) died 2023*
Dai Watkins
(RGS Staff 1972-2008) died June 2023*
Graham King
(RGS 1947-1955) died 28 May 2023
Roy Sims (RGS 1942-1948) died 2023*
John Third (RGS 1960-1966) died 15 May 2023
John Rowlands
(RGS 1966-1973) 14 May 2023
Ian Shipman
(RGS 1973-1978) died April 2023*
Robert ‘Bob’ Barkway
(RGS 1949-1955) died 13 April 2023
Andrew Smith (RGS 1972-1979) died 13 February 2023
James ‘Jim’ Irving
(RGS 1951-1959) died 11 January 2023
John O’Connell (RGS 1991-1998) died January 2023*

2022

Peter Edwards (RGS 1968-1975) died 2022*
Michael Woodward (RGS 1971-1976) died 2022*
Alan Symes (RGS 1940-1948) died 30 December 2022
Reverend Trevor Beedell (1943-1950) died December 2022*
Alan Beazley (RGS 1957-1965) died 21 December 2022
Derek Courtney (RGS 1950-1955) died 19 December 2022
Anthony Abercrombie (RGS 1961-1969) died 6 December 2022
Patrick Watson
(RGS 1940-1947) died 29 December 2022
Nick Clayton (RGS 1962-1965) died 10 November 2022
Frank Hayden (RGS 1939-1946) died 14 October 2022
Peter Hoare (RGS 1946-1948) died October 2022*
Tony Earl (RGS 1961-1969) died September 2022*
Eric (Jim) Best
(RGS 1937-1942) died 23 September 2022
Christopher Hasler (RGS 1944-1951) died August 2022*
Barry Amos (RGS 1958-1964) died 15 August 2022
Cliff Bonneywell
(RGS 1944-1950) died 14 August 2022
Peter Gunn
(RGS 1951-1957) died 14 July 2022
Alan Pocock (RGS 1956-1964) died June 2022*
Richard Charlwood (RGS 1952-1959) died May 2022* 
Alan Brownlow
(RGS 1944-1950) died 21 May 2022
John Richards (RGS 1953-1959) died 31 March 2022
John Hopkins (RGS 1943-1944) died 11 March 2022
Roger Hancock
(RGS 1940-1946) died 11 March 2022
Paul Phelps (RGS 1952-1959) died 24 February 2022
Dave Hannan
(RGS 1951-1957) died 18 February 2022
David Liverman
(RGS 1967-1974) died 29 January 2022
Andrew Wilson
(RGS 1957-1965) died 6 January 2022
Robert George Buckland (RGS 1937-1942) died January 2022*
*Exact date of death unknown

 

2021

Michael Clark (RGS 1977-1984) died in 2021*
John Burgess
(RGS 1962-1969) died 11 December 2021
Roger Clarke (RGS 1945-1953) died 27 November 2021
Lynn Ellaby (RGS 1963-1969) died 23 November 2021
Richard Jennings (RGS 1943-1947) died 23 October 2021
Dick Bason
(RGS 1941-1949) died 22 October 2021
Graham Lane (RGS 1963-1970) died 9 October 2021
Geoffrey Smith
(RGS 1945-1949) died 7 October 2021
Rex Bowkett
(RGS 1942-1947) died 29 September 2021
Keith Lilley (RGS 1943-1949) died 27 September 2021
Tony Sperrin
(RGS 1967-1974) died 13 September 2021 
Robert Munn
(RGS 1941-1946) died 5 September 2021
Bryan May (RGS 1947-1952) died September 2021*
Rev. David Kingdon (RGS 1946-1954) died 30 August 2021
John Eaton-Terry (RGS 1948-1954) died 5 August 2021
Richard Inglis (RGS 1972-1979) died 29 July 2021
Graham Tovey (RGS 1946-1954) died 14 July 2021
Barrie Edgely (RGS 1935-1942) died June 2021*
Keith McDonald-Miller
(RGS 1955-1962) died 5 May 2021
Dr Charles Owen Lister (RGS 1939-1943) died 31 March 2021
David Swan
(RGS 1943-1948) died 30 March 2021
John Earl (RGS 1959-1967) died 14 March 2021
John Anson (RGS 1942-1947) died 9 March 2021
Jeffrey Bee
(RGS 1947-1953) died March 2021*
Joey Benjamin (RGS staff 2002-2019) died 8 March 2021
Lee Adamson
(RGS 1970-1977) died 
14 February 2021
John Matthews (RGS 1948-1955) died 9 February 2021
Raymond Hamps (RGS 1946-1951) died 2 February 2021
Leslie John Lund (RGS 1951-1954) died 30 January 2021
Roger Parks (RGS 1967-1974) died 29 January 2021
Matthew Barnaville (RGS 2004-2009) died 18 January 2021
Hugh Kearns (RGS 1958-1963) died 6 January 2021
James David Payne (RGS 1943-1947) died 3 January 2021
Julian Bryant (RGS 1963-1970) died January 2021*

 

2020

David Smith (RGS 1945-53) died November 2021*
Donald Rhodes
(RGS 1941-1946) died 24 October 2020
Sarah Corbett
(née Belcher, RGS 1997-2004) died 
October 2020*
Bryan Seymour (RGS 1941-1948) died 17 October 2020
William Baily (RGS 1939-1947) died 14 October 2020
Brian Boniface (RGS 1954-1961) died 3 October 2020
Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Dalton (RGS 1942-1948) died 26 September 2020
Michael Endacott (RGS 1955-1962) died 28 August 2020
Michael Charles Day (RGS 1953-1961) died 13 September 2020
David Hawkins (RGS 1947-1952) died 11 August 2020

Peter Fookes (RGS 1944-1949) died 8 August 2020
Paul Whitter
(RGS 1975-1982) died 17 August 2020
Paul Hermon (RGS 1972-1979) died August 2020*
Barbara Mehmood
(RGS staff 1980-2007) died 31 July 2020
James Dalton (RGS 1993-2000) died 24 July 2020
Deirdre Hicks
(RGS staff 1978-2000) died 6 July 2020
Rosemary Few (Hill)
(RGS staff 1979-2004) died 25 June 2020
Quentin English
(RGS 1955-1961) died 23 June 2020
Robin Bligh
(RGS staff 1953-1994) died 17 June 2020
Andrew Thom (RGS 1958-1963) died June 2020*
Bernard Hester (RGS 1939-1943) died 2020*
John Eric Funnell (RGS 1933-1941) died 26 May 2020
Stanley Whitmore
(RGS 1939-44) died 5 May 2020
Martin Baker
(RGS 1972-1979) died May 2020
Brian Wickens
(RGS 1951-1958) died 20 April 2020
Simon Kaye (RGS 1972-1975) died 17 April 2020
Michael Stonard (RGS 1955-1963) died 14 April 2020
John O’Hara
(RGS staff 1990-2008) died April 2020
John Griffin (RGS 1960-1968) died 7 March 2020
David Joel (RGS 1993-1998) died 3 March 2020
Derek Taylor (RGS 1944-1949) died 18 February 2020
Shirley Morris
(RGS staff 1965-1983 approximately) died 15 February 2020
Martin Ellis (RGS staff 1986-2003) died 30 January 2020
John Walder (RGS 1938-1944) died 28 January 2020
Brian William Gale (RGS parent of alumni) died 18 January 2020
Keith Sharp (RGS 1944-1952) died 5 January 2020
Dr Godfrey N Lance (RGS 1940-1946) died 4 January 2020
*Exact date of death unknown

 

2019

Thomas Worthen (RGS 1994-2002) died in 2019
Clifford Myhill (RGS 1957-1961) died on 30 December 2019
Dennis Coles (RGS 1939-1944) died 27 December 2019
Malcolm Green (RGS 1958-1964) died 10 December 2019
Peter Dench
(RGS 1945-1950) died November 2019*
Keith Duerden (RGS 1942-1950) died November 2019*
Gerald White (RGS 1942-1949) died 21 November 2019
Martin Wedlock (RGS 1960-1966) died 11 November 2019
Brian Leonard Francis Clarke (RGS 1937-1942) died 8 October 2019
David Tremlett (RGS 1932-1942) died 5 October 2019
John Blow
(RGS 1949-1953) died October 2019
Ed Jones
(RGS 1994-2002) died October 2019
John Richley
(RGS staff 1980-1989) died November 2019
William Pledge
(RGS 1943-1950) died on 1 September 2019
Charles Atkinson (RGS  1950-1958) died in September 2019
John Dorricott (RGS 1962-1967) died 27 August 2019
Brian Boothroyd (RGS staff 1984-2000) died on 5 June 2019
Lois Bufton
(RGS 1996-2004) died on 29 May 2019
James Hugh Lister (RGS 1940-1949) died on 23 May 2019
Mario Betés (RGS 1971-1978) died 26 April 2019
Paul Scott (RGS 1954-1961) died on 18 April 2019
John Buchanan
(RGS 1962-1970) died on 13 April 2019
Nigel Seale
(RGS staff 1963-1965) died on 10 April 2019
Raymond Walker
(RGS 1954-1961) died in 2019
Timothy Marriott (RGS 1952-1958) died in March* 2019
Stephen Blow
(RGS 1951-1959) died in March* 2019
Frank Hart
(RGS 1948-1956) died on 5 February 2019
Roger Yates
(RGS 1959-1970) died on 3 February 2019
Graham White
(RGS 1965-1968) died in January* 2019
David Boyd (RGS 1971-1975) died 31 January 2019
Alan David George Oates (RGS 1939-1941) died on 16 January 2019
Commander David Dixon
(RGS Bursar 1983-1991) died on 10 January 2019
David McKinney (RGS 2000-2005) died in 2019*

 

2018

Colin Lawrence (RGS 1986-1988)
Derek Marriott
(RGS 1949-1954) died in December 2018
Graham Victor Cory Harding
(RGS 1963-1970) died on 30 December 2018
Michael
Schermuly (RGS 1959-1966) died on 1 December 2018
Alan George William Brown
(RGS 1958-1965) died in November 2018
John H Smith
(RGS 1935-1940) died on 12 November 2018
Elizabeth Drew
(nee Lilley, RGS 1982-1984) died on 8 October 2018
Giles Penfold (RGS 1969-1976) died on 21 September 2018
Richard (Tony) Harris-Maunder (RGS 1934-1939) died on 17 September 2018
Colin Metcalfe
(RGS 1940-1948) died on 27 August 2018
David Waller
(RGS 1959-1967) died in August 2018
Mr Bill Edwards
(RGS Staff 1990-2018) died on 25 August 2018
Michael Branson
(RGS 1947-1955) died on 11 August 2018
Alan McGee
(RGS 1943-1951) died on 1 August 2018
David Mitchell
(RGS 1947-1954) died on 1 August 2018
Robert Emery
(RGS 1941-1947) died on 30 July 2018
Stuart Neath
(RGS 1974-1981) died in July 2018
Stephen Shipman
(RGS 1969-1976) died in June 2018
Laurence (Laurie) Reed
(RGS 1948-1953) died on 21 May 2018
John Powell
(RGS 1959-1966) died in April 2018
David Matthews
(RGS 1942-1947) died in April 2018
Ian Hawkes (RGS 1946-1951) died on 28 April 2018
Lance Housley
(RGS 1964-1971) died on 13 April 2018
David Huggett
(RGS 1945-1950) died on 29 March 2018
Ivor Dicker
(RGS 1948-1953) died 8 March 2018
Charles Prophet
(RGS 1977-1982) died in March 2018
Roger Barnett
(RGS 1953-1961) died in March 2018
Kenneth Watling (RGS 1942-1948) died February 2018
George Bailey (RGS 1935-1942) died 10 February 2018
Edward Newman Bangay (1948-1955) died January 2018
Reginald Brooker
(RGS 1942-1948) died in January 2018
Jim Peters
(RGS 1940-1945) died on 24 January 2018
Howard Van Praag (RGS 1962-1969)

 

2017

Michael Collard (RGS 1957-1964) died in December 2017
Richard Havers
(RGS 1964-1970) died on 31 December 2017
Jeremy (Jez) Stevens
(RGS 1978-1985) died on 28 December 2017
Michael Langran
(RGS 1943-1952) died on 22 December 2017
Basil (Ben) Lynch (RGS 1939-1943) died on 10 December 2017
John L Haybittle
(RGS 1932-1940) died on 19 November 2017
John Tharp
(RGS 1950-1957) died on 11 November 2017
Paul Vickers
(RGS 1974-1981) died in November 2017
Stephen Thomas (RGS 1970-1972) died in 22 October 2017
Geoff Wickens (RGS 1967-1974) died on 21 October 2017
Jeremy Richards (RGS 1954-1961) died on 19 September 2017
Alan Phillips (RGS 1938-1946) died in August 2017
Matthew Muggeridge
(RGS 2001-2008) died on 28 August 2017
Bruce B J Farrington (RGS 1942-1949) died on 29 August 2017
Roger J F Pullen
(RGS 1960-1967) died on 23 August 2017
Bernard Wyld (RGS 1957-1965) died on 17 August 2017
Michael Snelling
(RGS 1942-1948) died on 13 July 2017
Philip Plumb (RGS 1953-1959) died on 8 July 2017
Allan G Ansell (RGS 1946-1951) died on 29 May 2017
Kenneth Longley (RGS 1936-1943) died 28 May 2017
Raymond Humphrey (RGS 1928-1934) died on 22 April 2017
Roger Dawe (RGS 1946-1953) died 29 March 2017
Jocelyn Ian Rickard
(RGS 1989-1997) died on 24 February 2017
Wilfred Small (RGS 1944-1952) died on 10 February 2017
Howard Flack
(RGS 1954-1962) died on 2 February 2017
Roy Hobbs
(RGS 1946-1950) died on 26 January 2017
Clive Phelps (RGS 1941-1948) died on 11 January 2017
James (Jim) Martin (RGS 1938-1944) died on 7 January 2017
Melanie Knight, nee Rae (RGS 1984-1986) died in 2017*

 

2016

Arthur Osmond Clark (RGS  1926-1931) died aged 101 in 2016
Simon Olorenshaw
(RGS 1978-1985) died on 26 December 2016
Alan Lusted
(RGS 1944-1952) died on 10 December 2016
Peter Messaline (Burrell, RGS 1955-1963) died on 8 December 2016
Trevor Keepen
(RGS 1957-1964) died on 8 December 2016
Alan Bacon
(RGS 1932-1939) died on 10 November 2016
Christopher Dugdale
(RGS 1955-1962) died on 26 October 2016
Alan Robert Ellis
(RGS 1960-1967) died on 12 October 2016
Christopher Todd (RGS 1956-1963) died on 6 October 2016
Harold Azavedo (RGS 1938-1945) died on 6 September 2016
John Bashford (RGS 1940-1945) died on 6 September 2016
Ian Swan
(RGS 1972-1979) died in September 2016
Lynley Gloyne
(RGS Staff 1986-1998) died in September 2016
Christopher Roberts
(RGS 1947-1955) died Summer 2016
Michael Thorp (RGS 1947-1953) died August 2016
Edgar (Eddie) Waller (RGS 1926-1932) died on 28 August 2016
Tim Carter 
(RGS 1955-1962) died on 11 August 2016
Michael Hall (RGS 1942-1951) died in August 2016
A D Martin (RGS 1935-1943) died on 8 July 2016
Franklin Brunger (RGS 1964-1971) died on 25 July 2016
Peter Valenti (RGS 1944-1950) died on 16 June 2016
Roland Ford (RGS 1954-1962) died on 14 June 2016
Peter S. Noble (RGS Staff) died 31 May 2016
John Horne (RGS 1971-1975) died on 8 May 2016
Sid Shilling
(RGS 1946-1952) died on 7 May 2016
Bob Unwin (RGS 1957-1965) died on 8 April 2016
David Painting (RGS 1952-1955) died in April 2016
John Hunt (RGS 1943-1950) died on 15 March 2016
Sir Anthony Hidden
(RGS 1945-1954) died on 19 February 2016
Stuart Eccles (RGS 1967-1972) died on 10 February 2016
Professor John Murrell (RGS 1943-1950) died on 25 January 2016
Arthur Westall (RGS Staff 1962-1983) died on 24 January 2016
Geoffrey Kenney (RGS 1956-1959) died on 24 January 2016
Norman Burgess (RGS 1937-1944) died on 12 January 2016
Rex Pearson (RGS 1954-1961) died in January 2016

 

2015

Frank Haines (RGS 1934-1938) died on 10 December 2015
Richard Andrews
(RGS 1955-1963) died in December 2015
Roger Allery (RGS 1952-1960) died on 28 November 2015
Roger Appleton
(RGS 1959-1967) died on 26 November 2015
Edward Edmonds
(RGS 1932-1937) died on 12 November 2015
Aubrey Scrase
(RGS Staff 1956-1995) died on 4 November 2015
Keith Louis
(RGS Staff 1959-1997) died on 24 October 2015
Peter Smith
(RGS 1942-1949) died on 19 August 2015
Michael Rose
(RGS 1943-1949) died on 17 August 2015
Mike King
(RGS 1957-1963) died on 11 May 2015
Dr Stephen Berti (RGS 1970-1974) died on 24 April 2015
Gordon Sproul (RGS 1971-1978) died on 6 April 2015
Robin Wells 
(RGS 1950-1957) died on 4 April 2015
Derek Washington 
(RGS 1949-1954) died on 1 April 2015
Peter Blackwood 
(RGS 1939-1946) died on 6 March 2015
Anthony Harvey 
(RGS Staff 1960-1964) died on 22 February 2015
Jon Fielder
(RGS & RSM Staff 2004-2015) died on 14 February 2015

 

2014

Dr Anthony Platts (RGS 1939-1946) died on 23 December 2014
Harry Newton (RGS Staff 1982-1999) died on 22 December 2014
Michael Bullen (RGS Staff 1974-1994) died on 21 November 2014
Leonard Lockyear (RGS 1945-1951) died on 5 November 2014
Keith Perry (RGS 1939-1944) died on 4 September 2014
John Edwards (RGS 1951-1958) died on 30 August 2014
Dr Peter Venables (RGS 1939-1946) died in June 2014
Malcolm Pendrill (RGS 1937-1942) died on 17 May 2014
Frank Piper (RGS Staff 1965-1984) died on 21 April 2014
Danny Moss (RGS 1975-1982) died on 19 April 2014
Terrence Tipping (RGS 1947-1953) died in March 2014
Christopher Scott (RGS 1960-1967) died in March 2014
Tony Clarke (RGS 1944-1949) died in February 2014
Stephen Garrish (RGS 1942-1949) died on 11 February 2014
David Wroe (RGS 1953-1961) died 2 February 2014
Charles Davidson (RGS 1971-1975) died on 23 January 2014
Eric Brook (RGS Staff) died on 1 January 2014

 

2013

Donald Evans (RGS 1938-1945) died on 22 December 2013
Thomas Howe
(RGS 1936-1944) died November 2013*
Neil Farrar
(RGS 1950-1952) died in October 2013*
Frank Howlett
(RGS staff 1959-1963) died on 4 October 2013
Anthony Walker
(RGS 1957-1965) died October 2013*
Michael Hook
(RGS 1949-1955) died September 2013*
Richard Coster
(RGS 1954-1961) died on 25 July 2013
David Lovelock
(RGS 1949-1956) died on 11 June 2013
Edgar Mann
(RGS 1939-1943) died on 2 June 2013
Frederick Gammon
(RGS 1925-1932) died June 2013*
John Boulcott
(RGS 1923-1931) died June 2013*
Mark Bingham
(RGS 1980-1982) died on 5 May 2013
John Gardiner
(RGS staff 1978-1997) died April 2013*
David Mair
(RGS 1943-1951) died on 1 April 2013
Peter Downing
(RGS 1942-1949) died on 9 March 2013
Michael Durham
(RGS 1953-1960) died March 2013*
John Barnes
(RGS 1939-1946) died on 5 February 2013
Andy Hart
(RGS 1952-1960) died on 2 February 2013
Benjamin Hollis
(RGS 1990-1998) died on 24 January 2013
John Baldry
(RGS 1964-1972) died on 13 January 2013