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Sir Clive Rose (B3 1945-48)
29 April 2019

Sir Clive Rose (B3 1945-48) died on 17th April 2019, aged 97, after an extraordinary distinguished and eventful life. He will be missed by his many friends and is survived by his 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 14 great ­grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2pm, on 17th May, at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Lavenham, Suffolk with tea at the Swann Inn afterwards.

Timothy Whitworth (C2 1946-50)
26 April 2019

Timothy Whitworth (C2 1946-50) died on 17th April 2019. His funeral will takes place at 1pm on the 9th May at St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN. Family flowers only please. There will be an opportunity do donate to St John the Evangelist. If you plan to attend, please do let the family know in advance by responding to Mary Osmaston at

Peter Brown (B1 1949-53)
25 March 2019

Peter Brown (B1 1949-53) has died aged 83. Peter was a member of Burnham & Berrow and Royal North Devon Golf Clubs and represented the OM Golf Society with distinction in eight Halford Hewitts, including playing in the winning team of 1972. He went on to play in six Bernard Darwins and two Senior Darwins. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Peter's funeral will take place at 11:00 at Barnstaple Crematorium on Friday 12th April 2019.

Hugh Blenkin (B3 1954-58)
25 March 2019

Hugh Blenkin (B3 1954-58) died on 13th February after a lengthy battle with cancer. Hugh was a past Captain and great supporter of the OMGS and friend to the school. Hugh will be remembered fondly by all those who spent many happy times with him on and off the golf course. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

A Thanksgiving Service for Hugh's life will be held at 2.30pm on Tuesday, 9th April at St Mary the Virgin in Ashford, Kent.

Anthony Churchill (C1 1948-53)
21 January 2019

Anthony Churchill (C1 1948-53) passed away peacefully at his home in Ventnor on the morning of 9th January.  The funeral will take place on Friday 8th February 2019 at 12 Noon at Holy Trinity Church, Queens Road, Cowes and afterwards at the Royal London Yacht Club.

David Rawlings (CR 1975-98)
14 January 2019

David Rawlings (CR 1975-98), woodwork instructor, died 11 January aged 85 after a short illness. The funeral is on Tuesday 29 January 11am at North Wiltshire Crematorium.

Roderick Innes (C3 1951-54)
20 November 2018

Roderick Innes (C3 1951-54) died on 14th November 2018. A Memorial Service is to be held at 1400 on Thursday 13th December at St.Barnabas' church, Swanmore, SO32 2RG and a reception afterwards in the adjoining Patterson Centre.

Robert Mackenzie (B3 1934-37)
15 November 2018

The Memorial Service for Robert Mackenzie (B3 1934-37), who died on August 5 2018, will be at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, at 2pm on Monday 26th November 2018.

Belinda Kwiatkowski
24 July 2018

A memorial service for Belinda Kwiatkowski will take place on Monday 30th July at 12.30pm at The Marlborough for speeches 1.30pm.

A cremation in Thatcham Crematorium will take place earlier that morning.

Please see for further information.

Charles Richard Congreve
13 April 2018

CHARLES Richard Congreve, 'Richard' died 31st March 2018, aged 75.

Much loved partner of Flavia and loving father of Camilla. Funeral Service on Monday 16th April at Our Lady and St. Michael's Church, Abergavenny at 12 noon.

Enquiries and donations c/o Ted Williams & Sons. Tel: 01873 853942.

Mark Lockwood Sykes (PR 1959-63)
15 September 2017

Mark Lockwood Sykes (PR 1959-63) died in Thailand in July. 

A gathering to remember him is being held in Brighton and Lewes on 3rd October. 

If you would like to know more, please call David Adams on 01728 603311

Hamish Howitt (LI 2009-14)
14 September 2017

A Memorial Service will be held this Sunday 17th September at 11.30am, a celebration of the life and in loving memory of Hamish John Cameron Howitt (LI 2009-14).

The service will be held at Westbourne House Prep School, Chichester, PO20 2BH.

There will be a photo board at the service for you to add any photos you may have of times with Hamish, and a book to record 'I remember when' moments. We will be very grateful for any contributions.

There is no formal dress code. Hamish would want you to dress as you please.

No flowers please. It is our intention, in the near future, to set up a foundation in Hamish's name, which will be used to support charities that are relevant to his life.

If you are planning to attend please email or call 01243 531704.

Laurence Ellis - Memorial Service
10 August 2017

The Marlburian Club heard today that Laurence Ellis (L.E.E. to many) died on Monday 7th August 2017 at the age of 85.

He was a member of Common Room from 1955-1977, and Housemaster of C1 from 1968-1977. He left to become the Rector of The Edinburgh Academy. Amongst other things, he taught Mathematics, ran the Beagles, was involved with CCF, the Chapel and many sports as well as writing the timetable for many years.

His elder son, Jonathan, was in C3 from 1975-1980 and his younger son, Simon, was a member of CR from 1993-2017.

He is also survived by his wife Elizabeth, whom he met when she arrived at the College to work in the Sani, and his daughter, Mary.

There will be a private Cremation Service but the family would like to invite anyone who knew Laurence to a Memorial Service in the College Chapel on Friday 22nd September at 2.00pm and to tea in the Norwood Hall afterwards.

Christopher Pyemont (PR 1960-65)
15 May 2017

A Service of thanksgiving to celebrate Christo's life is to be held on Saturday 8th July, at 2.30pm, in St Saviour's Church, Eastbourne.

Michael Charles St Johnston Cannon OBE
03 March 2016

The Memorial Service will take place at 2pm on Saturday 16th April at St Lawrence Church Hall, Church Street, Alton, GU34 2BW and afterwards at Bonhams Barn, Holybourne, GU34 4JA.

There is a train station in Alton with a taxi rank. The church is a ten-minute walk from the station and Bonhams Barn is 2.3 miles from the church. Please make it known in the church if you would like a lift to Bonhams.

Patricia Cotton (Dame, C House 1977-97)
12 February 2016

Alastair Cotton (C1 1981-86) has let us know that his mother’s memorial service will take place on 12th March at St John’s Church, Pewsey.

He asked if you are planning to attend to RSVP to to help with numbers for catering and so he can look out for you on the day

Brigadier Fraser Scott (C1 1933-37)
20 July 2015

The Revd Dr Adam Scott OBE (C1 1960-65) has informed us of the Service of Thanksgiving for his father, Brigadier Fraser Scott (C1 1933-37) to be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 9th September 2015 in St.Augustine's, Churchfields, Broxbourne EN10 7AU.

JMC Coates (LI 1945-50)
06 May 2015

JMC Coates (LI 1945-50) died on April 15th in Sherborne. Father of David (C11982-87), Richard (C1 1983-88)  and Verity (LI 1983).

A Memorial Service will be held in Sherborne Abbey on Tuesday 19th May at 2pm.

David Jervois (C1 1942-47)
27 February 2015

A thanksgiving service will be held at St John Church, Bovey Tracey in Devon on Tuesday 3rd March at 3pm.

Family flowers only with donations if required to the Stroke Association or R.N.L.I, may be sent c/o Coombes & Son Funeral Directors, 73 Fore Street, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AB.

Francis Hesketh Prichard (LI 1939-43)
11 February 2015

Francis Hesketh (Fran) Prichard (LI 1939-43) died on Wednesday 31st December at home in Oxford, aged 89.

His memorial service has been confirmed for 2.00pm on Friday 20th March at St Edward’s School Oxford.

Sydney John Cambridge (B3 1942-46)
22 January 2015

Sydney John Cambridge (B3 1942-46) passed away before Christmas.

A memorial service will take place next Monday at midday, at St Peter’s Church, in Filkins, near Lechlade.

Richard Charles Visger Awdry (B2 1945-46)
12 January 2015

Richard Charles Visger Awdry (B2 1945-46) passed away on 27th December 2014 aged 85.

The funeral will take place at Kemble church, near Cirencester, at 11.30am on Wednesday 14th January 2015.

Richard’s three children - William Awdry (B2 1974-78), Amanda Phillips (SU 1971-73) and
Emma Hoare (B3 1979-81) also attended the College.

Robert Louis Ridley (B2 1940-44)
18 December 2014

Robert Louis Ridley (B2 1940-44) (great-grandson of Sir Robert McAlpine), died peacefully on 13th December 2014, aged 88.

Dearly loved husband of Jacqueline, loving father of Alain and Dominique, devoted brother of Birlie Kitto (deceased) and Eleanor Longmire, daughter-in-law and son-in-law Sue and Robert, grandchildren Emma, Alexandre, Jonathan and Vanessa. Funeral will take place on 15th January 2015 at Putney Vale Crematorium (West Chapel) at 2 pm.

No flowers. Donations made to Cancer Research UK/Alzheimer's Society. To be sent c/o J H Kenyon, 279 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NA.

Thanksgiving Service for PMB Sutcliffe (PR 1936-41)
09 April 2014

A Memorial Service for Patrick Sutcliffe (PR 1936-41) will be held this Friday 11th April 2014.

The service will take place at 3pm in St Cross Church, Winchester SO23 9SD.

Imogen Craddock (PR 1971-73)
25 July 2013

Update (August 6th)- the memorial service will now be held at Blandford Church. The time of the service is unchanged at 3.00pm on August 23rd.

Blandford Church is very easy to find as it is in the centre of Blandford. If you are unfamiliar with Blandford, you may find it easiest if necessary to go round the town's by-pass so that you approach the town using the A350 from the Poole direction. You will find there is good parking available just after you have crossed the river bridge into the town, so there is no need to enter the town's one way system.

A Memorial Service for the life of Imogen Craddock (PR 1971-73) will be held at 3pm on Friday 23rd August at All Saints Church, Langton Long, Blandford. This will be followed by afternoon tea at the Crown Hotel, Blandford.

To assist the family, please would you let her brother, Quentin, know if you plan to attend -

Iain MacLeod (LI 1950-55)
06 March 2013

Iain MacLeod (LI 1950-55) died on 25th February after a long illness. His funeral takes place on 13th March at 2.00pm at St Peter’s Church, Hook Morton, Oxon.


Memorial Service for Christopher Martin-Jenkins (B3 1958-63)
31 January 2013

A Memorial Service for Christopher Martin-Jenkins (B3 1958-63) will be held at St Paul's Cathedral at 11.00 am on Tuesday 16 April.

Kindly note, it will be necessary for those wishing to attend CMJ’s Memorial Service, to apply for tickets before March 8th by email to or by letter to Room 16, MCC, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, NW8 8QN.

Memorial for William Stevenson QC TD, (LI 1957-61)
29 January 2013

A Memorial for William Stevenson QC TD, (LI 1957-61), who died on Sunday 9th December, will take place at the Chapel of Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2 on Monday 25 February at 5.00pm. 

Edward H. Tremlett (LI 1943-48)
21 January 2013

Col. Edward H. Tremlett (LI 1943-48), passed away on November 13, 2012, aged 83. A memorial service will be held at St.Margaret's Church, Topsham, Devon, at 14.00 on Saturday, February 2, 2013, with refreshments served afterwards at the Wyvern Barracks in Exeter.

Thanksgiving for Allegria Gunner
16 January 2013

Allegria Gunner, wife of former Marlborough Chaplain, Laurence Gunner (CR 1986-96) passed away on 21st December 2012. A Requiem will be offered for Alegría in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle at 8 am on Thursday 24th January and a Memorial Evensong in thanksgiving for her life will be sung at 5.15 pm that same day, also in St George’s Chapel.  Friends and relatives wishing to attend Evensong are asked to note that no parking is available in the Castle, but that there are public car parks nearby. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. See Obituaries

Alec Charles Hinchcliff Bond (B3 1954-57)
11 December 2012

A Memorial Service is to be held for Alec Bond (B3 1954-57) at 12.00 on 9th January at St Lawrence Church, Marston St Lawrence. No flowers please. Donations, if desired to Injured Jockeys Fund and Thenford Church to J & M Humphris, 32 Albert Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5DG.

Memorial Meeting for Bill Spray
31 October 2012

A Memorial Meeting for Bill Spray (CR 1946-70) will take place at Leighton Park School, Saturday 10th November in the Main Hall at 2:30pm. A Concert follows at 3.45pm, featuring OL musicians from Bill's years at Leighton Park, including Dan Reinstein and Dominic Alldis. Tea in Oakview follows at 4.45pm. Please email or call 0118 987 9630 if you plan to attend. Bill died peacefully on 24th July 2012.

Read the short but moving tribute sent in by Ben (B.A.) Hopkinson (C2 1949-54) ...more

Guy Vivan Fennell Robinson (PR 1943-48)
11 October 2012

Guy Vivan Fennell Robinson died on 3 October 2012. Son of Brig WPA Robinson (PR 1910-13), husband to Susan (nee Danielle), and father of Tom and Phillip.

His funeral is at 2.30pm, 17 October 2012, All Saints' Church, Lovelace Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8JY.  Donations if desired to Medicins sans Frontieres, ℅ A Yeatman & Sons, 384 Norwood Road, London SE27 9AA.

Robert Avery's Thanksgiving Service
13 September 2012

A Thanksgiving Service for Robert Avery, who died on 17 April 2012, took place on Wednesday 5th September at Sts Peter & Paul Church, Worminghall, Bucks. There was a good representation of former members of Common Room and Old Marlburians, who filled the lovely country church and tributes were made by Patrick Keef (B1 1980-85) and Martin Evans, the Club Secretary, on behalf of Andrew Reid (C2 1972-76). 

Alexander Monson (CO 1997-2000)
31 August 2012

Alexander MonsonTragically, Alexander Monson (CO 1997-2000) died in a police cell earlier this year. The Monson family invite Old Marlburians to a memorial service for Alexander, known to his friends as Monty, on 19th September at 12:00pm at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington. The collection will be for the Alexandar Monson Fund.

Bill Spray (CR 1946-70)
20 August 2012

The funeral service will be on Thursday 9th August at 11.00 am in the Wesley Memorial Church, New Hall Street, Oxford. Those attending are recommended to use the Park & Ride service if coming by car. It is likely that there will be a Memorial Service at Leighton Park School, where Bill went on to be Headmaster until 1981. This would be at a considerably later date but if you are interested in attending please contact the Club Office

Canon J C P (Peter) Barton (C1 1942-46)
19 August 2012

Canon J C P (Peter) Barton (C1 1942-46) Memorial service will be held at 11.30am on Saturday 15th September, at Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire, where he was vicar for nearly 20 years. Peter Barton was a distingwished Preacher and a Governor of Marlborough College for many years.

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