Obituary – David Briggs (B1 1931 – 36)

John Davidson –  David –  Briggs (B1 1931-36) died on the 16th March 2020 aged 102. He was headmaster of King’s College School from 1959 to 1977 and had an amazing choral history, he was the last surviving chorister who sang in the historic first BBC broadcast of the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols […]

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Obituary – Sir Desmond Rice (LI 1938-43)

Major-General Sir Desmond Rice, KCVO, CBE (LI 1938-43) died on 14th July 2020, aged 95. The following is taken from Wikipedia. “Major-General Sir Desmond Hind Garrett Rice, KCVO, CBE was a British Army officer and courtier. He was Director of Manning (Army) between 1977 and 1978 and Vice-Adjutant-General between 1978 and 1979; he was then […]

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Obituary – Stuart Gordon Lorimer (C3 1947-51)

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Stuart Gordon Lorimer Gordon Lorimer was born in Edinburgh in 1934 and educated at Marlborough College and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. In 1954, he was commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, serving with the 1st Battalion in Berlin (platoon commander), Bury St Edmunds (2IC A Company) and Cyprus (Intelligence Officer). […]

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Dotty Williams

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Dottie Williams. She had been ill for a while but declined rapidly in the last ten days.  

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Obituary – David Green (CR 1962-95)

Many OMs and others will be sad to learn of the death of David Green (CR 1962-95) on 12th May at the age of 84 from heart failure. He had struggled with health problems for a number of years but had bravely fought on against the odds. David was a distinguished sportsman and had been […]

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Obituary – Colin Cooke-Priest (LI 1952-57)

Rear Admiral Colin Cooke-Priest, CB CVO, FRAeS (LI52-57) (1939-2020) Colin Cooke-Priest, who sadly died on 6 April, joined MC from St. Piran’s in 1952 and, after a stint in Barton Hill he moved to Littlefield where under the watchful eye of RAU Jennings he delivered academically and excelled at sports, most notably Golf and as […]

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Brian Williams (CR 1962-94), an appreciation.

Many OMs and others will be sad to learn of the death of Brian Williams (CR 1962-94) on 28th March. He had been undergoing treatment for Leukaemia for some time and his passing is not thought to have been connected to the Covid 19 virus. Graduating in Chemistry at Nottingham and having completed his Teacher […]

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Memories of Bob Peel (CR 1960-91)

We will be sharing memories of Bob Peel (CR 1960-91) over the next few days. Today Alexander Arkwright  (CR 1995-) remembers filling Bob’s shoes and looks back on his lasting legacy.   I inherited the conductorship of Brasser in 1995 from John Iveson who was Bob’s successor four years earlier and, although there was a […]

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Bob Peel (CR 1960-91)

The Marlburian Club is sad to have to let you know of the death of Bob Peel, Head of Wind 1960 – 1991. Bob was the leading light in setting up Brasser and a testament to the esteem in which he was held was the turn out for the Brasser reunion in 2015. Past President […]

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Obituary – John Dancy

JOHN DANCY MASTER OF MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE 1961 – 1972. John Dancy was not just an exceptional Master, which he was, but he was also an exceptional man. Immensely gifted intellectually, he revelled in the challenge of guiding forward what he described as the powerhouse of Marlborough, making it the leading public school of its time. […]

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