Obituary – Simon Ward (B3 1965 – 1970)

Simon Andrew Buxton Ward (B3 1965-70)  11 June 1952 – 20 April 2021 Simon had an idyllic childhood in Windsor Great Park, where his father was Chaplain to HM the Queen and after Prep School at Scaitcliffe, went to MC at the age of thirteen. His were happy days at Marlborough, where cricket and escapes […]

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Obituary – Lt Col Neil Lockhart (B1 1939-43)

Lt Col Neil Lockhart, son of General Sir Rob Lockhart KCB CIE MC, was born in Edinburgh on 1st June 1925 and died in Gillingham, Dorset on 1st May 2020. He was educated at Cargilfield School, Edinburgh and Marlborough College, where he represented the school at rugby and cricket. On leaving school in 1943, Neil […]

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David Williamson, College Bursar, 1994-2009

We are very sorry to share the sad news that David Williamson, Bursar of the College from 1994-2009, passed away on Saturday 22nd May after a long period of illness. David was an exceptional individual and colleague who kept in close contact with the College community post his retirement. We offer our sincere condolences to […]

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Obituary – Walter Chisholm Batten (C2 1937-42)

Walter was one of the last surviving OMs to have attended the College during World War II. He had vivid memories of travelling by train from the family home in Taunton to the old Marlborough High Level Station via Savernake and of sharing the College facilities with the City of London School, whose pupils had […]

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Obituary – William Cain CBE QC TH (C1 1949 -53)

His Honour T W Cain CBE QC TH (C1 1949 -53) Constitutionalist and Conservationist. William Cain was the First Deemster (Chief Judge) and Deputy Lieutenant Governor on the Isle of Man from 1998 to 2003 during which time he greatly enhanced the judicial reputation of the Island. The son of a former Second Deemster James […]

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Obituary – Michael Cooper (C1 1951-53)

Michael joined C1 in 1951 where he developed a lifelong love of learning and independent thinking. He especially relished being encouraged to bike around the county on birdwatching expeditions, and indeed spent his final months happily rediscovering this part of Wiltshire. Mike always regretted that he had not been able to spend longer at Marlborough, […]

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Obituary – Douglas Garrad (B1 1939-44)

“When, in his late forties, he was asked how he felt about spending all his time with children as a headmaster, my grandfather Douglas Garrad, said: ‘I don’t see children, I just see people.’ For his former pupils at Hawford Lodge which he founded in 1955 and ran for 30 years, his family and for […]

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Obituary – Stella Tennant (B3 1986-88)

Stella Tennant (B3 1986-88) died on 22nd December 2020 just a few days after her 50th birthday. Sarah Stokes (née Cartwright) (B3 1986-1988) wrote to us with these fond memories. “I was in B3 from 1986 to 1988 with Stella. I have very fond memories of our time together. She was always so warm-hearted, funny […]

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Obituary – Geoffrey Marlow (PR 1936-39)

We are sorry to announce the death of Geoffrey Campbell Marlow (PR 1936-39) on December 31, 2020, at the age of 98, just a month away from his 99th birthday. Geoffrey left Marlborough College in 1939 to go to the Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall. In World War II, he served as an RCAF […]

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Obituary: Sam (Christopher) Beale (LI 1961-64)

It is with sadness that we learnt of the death at home of Sam Beale, aged 73, on Friday 12th February. Dr Sam Beale worked for most of his career with Rolls Royce and was Head of Technology Strategy for Rolls-Royce until his retirement in 2007, and was a visiting Professor in Innovation at Cambridge […]

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