Obituary Notices 2015

BALDWIN Peter – Died 21-10-2015 – Aged 82 – Chi High years 1944-49 – Born   Chidham 1933 – National Service in Army –   Trained at Bristol Old Vic –Joined West End Theatre Company – Jobbing actor best known for his role as Derek Wilton in TV’s Coronation Street which lasted 21 years.  Later purveyor of Pollacks Toy Shop in Covent Garden. Married to Sarah Long a TV Play School presenter (Deceased 1987)

TAYLOR Henry Walmsley – Died 03-12-2015  – Aged 93 in Germany  – Chi High Years 1933-39 – Language degree Southampton University and Music Scholar – World War II Royal Sussex Regiment as Intelligence Officer – On Montgomery’s staff when the Germans surrendered in 1945 at Luneburg Heath – On demob settled in Germany and took up a teaching role.   Note: The brother of OC’s present member Harold Taylor, who recalls that Henry translated the works of Delius and his letters for Sir Thomas Beecham to write a Biography.

SOPER Roland – Died 3-12-2014 – Aged 93 –   Chi High Years – 1932-39 – Born 1-1-1921 Amberley – Scholarship University College London and Southampton. Mobilised in World War II he served as a Captain in the Middle East – He had several near death escapes –   Later taught Biology at Collyer’s School Horsham for 37 years and settled in Amberley. He excelled in sport – a member of the MCC.

HOAD Kenneth Frederic  – Died 19-10-2015  – Aged 73 – Chi High Years 1953-61 – Born Chichester 1942 –St Andrews University – Taught Geography @ Marylebone Grammar School 1967-72 – Head of Geography/Humanities Dept.  @ Portsmouth Northern Grammar 1972-91.        Played football & Cricket @ University, Merton FC – Portsmouth & Havant CC – Refereed – trained and assessed referees – Enjoyed Golf – Interests – Kept weather reports – Researched genealogy for friends/family.

BARTLETT Reverend Canon Maurice Edward died at his home – 27-9-2015 – Aged 82 years – Chi High Years left 1952    Buried at St Michael’s Church on Solway 5-10-2015 (Lancaster Guardian)

COOPER S Barry – Died 26-10-2015 – Aged 72 – Chi High Years 1954-60 -Born Woking 9-10-1943 – Professor of Mathematics at Leeds University – He also carried out research at the University of California – Co-founded group to bring International Acts to Leeds placing it on the Jazz Map – Became prominent when he championed the cause of the then unknown Alan Turing the war time Bletchley Park codebreaker. In 2013 Cooper’s long running campaign helped to persuade the British Government to issue Turing with a posthumous pardon from a gross indecency conviction.