We regret to announce the following Old Witleian deaths and, on behalf of the Old Witleian community, offer our sincere condolences to friends and family.
For individual Obituaries, where we have them, please scroll down the page and click on the gold tab.
Anthony (Tony) Wells (Alfred House, 1943-46) Died March 2019
Christopher Lack (1952-57, Honorary Vice President OWA and Former Governor) Died November 2018
Ken Murfitt (Staff 1956-92; Ridley Housemaster, teacher of Chemistry & Head of Science). Died June 2018
Leonie Wheeler (Staff 1981-90; Elizabeth & Queens’ Housemistress & teacher). Died June 2018
Janice Clifford (née van Praag. Elizabeth, 1958-63). Died April 2016. (School notified June 2018)
Damien Croucher (Ridley, 1984). Died Nov 2016. (School notified Feb 17).
Steve Parry (Grafton, 1969). Died Winter 2016. (School notified Nov 17).
Simon Day (Grafton, 1994). Died Summer 2017. (School notified Nov 17).
Royston Dorsa (Wakefield, 2003). Died May 2017 (School notified Nov 17)
Cynthia Broad (Staff & Copeland Housemistress 1974-76) Died Oct 2017
Christine Roob (née Jones. 1953 – 60). Died Dec 2015 (School notified Sept 17)
Katie Moran (née Simper. Queens, 1984 – 1991). Died Sept 2017.
Anthony Charles Gordon (1944 – 51). Died 2017
Councillor John (Binky) Armstrong ( Edward, 1947 – 52). Died July 2017
Eric Cowlyn (Wellington, 1930 – 36) . Died June 2017
John Alfred Barker (Governor, 1982 – 2017). Died May 2017
Brian Bicknell (Edward, 1950 – 56). Died May 2017
Anne Jones (Science Lab Technician 1985 – 97). Died May 2017
Three groups of past pupils are remembered here – pupils and staff who have passed away in recent times, pupils who died while they were at King Edward’s, and those (including two staff) who died as a result of the First World War.
A quiet buzz of excitement descended the tarmac just before 5am on Thursday morning as 35 pupils, parents and staff all met at King Edward’s Witley. Cassocks, music and plenty of water were packed into suitcases before we set off for Gatwick where we were met by more pupils and parents, and helpful BA staff...