Obituaries

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Robert Wilkins BaA 47-54

Submitted by Peter Hill Rob Wilkins came to Christ’s Hospital in 1947, to Barnes A, and wore the RMS badge on his left shoulder. Perhaps he learned a little navigation, as he left in 1954 to join…

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Robert Johnston – MdB 50-58

Submitted by Chris Johnson (LaB 52-59) Bob passed away peacefully at Royal Columbia Hospital, Vancouver, on March 20, 2024. Predeceased by parents Edna and Fred, and sister Mary. Survived by his lo…

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Bridget Woollard – 3s 66-73

Submitted by Emma Brady (sister). Bridget was born on the 28th May 1956 in Muswell Hill in north London. At the age of just 10 years, Bridget left home for Christs Hospital, Hertfo…

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Ian Baillie – PeA 53-60

Remembering Ian Baillie – Submitted by Graham Riches (ThB, MaB 1952-60) It was so sad and unexpected to learn that Ian Baillie, my long time Housey friend of over sixty years, had passed away. Ian …

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John Laurence (Jack) Doyle – PrepB, MdA 40-48

Submitted by George Matcham. John Laurence (Jack) Doyle, an Old Blue who donated generously to Christ’s Hospital and co-founded Friends of Christ’s Hospital in the USA, has died in Cupertino, C…

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John Ollerhead – PeA 44-52

Submitted by David Ollerhead Born in Stevenage in 1934, amidst the challenges of the Great Depression and the shadows of World War II, John’s early years were shaped by the untimely loss of his fat…

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(John) Michael O’Dell – BaB 41-47

Submitted by Tim O’Dell Michael passed away peacefully at home on February 14th 2023, aged 92. Much loved husband to Jo and father of Tim, Christopher and Alice. Beloved grandfather of Beth, Tom,…

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Philip Briggs – MdA 32-36

Submitted by Colin Russell BaA 1954-61 in collaboration with David Briggs. Philip was born in Boston, Lincolnshire on January 22nd 1921, however his father, Lionel died when he was only…

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Peter Ridley – PrepA, ColB 50-57

Submitted by Christopher Ridley My Brother, Peter Eric Rowland Ridley, (Prep A, Col B, 1950 to 1956), passed away in Launceston Tasmania on 26 May 2023 following an operation necessitated by a fall…

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Sally Ramshaw (nee Armstrong) – 6s 50-57

Submitted by Terrill Nicolay (6s 50 -56) I have a photo of Sally, aged about 12, with long fair plaits and in a Hertford summer uniform dress. She is standing on the school field, beaming at the li…

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GIll Meason (nee Kirkman) – 6s 40-48

Submitted by Liz Matthews (daughter) Gill Meason (nee Kirkman) died on 12th March 2023, age 93, after a short illness. Gill arrived at C.H. Hertford as a boarder in September 1940.  She was in …

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Bob Finch – BaA 46-53

Submitted by Patrick Guiton  (BaA 44-52) Bob and I joined BaA together in those austere years immediately after the War. We had reason to be grateful throughout our lives for the strong ‘grammar…

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