Old Herefordians' Club
The Alumni Association of
Hereford Cathedral School
Dr Stephen C Rowlands (OH 1964-1971)
The club has been informed of the death of Dr Stephen Rowlands, who has died of lymphoma cancer. A Thanksgiving service will be held on Wednesday 29th ...
Michael R Stafford (Former teacher 1955-1987)
Michael Peacefully passed away, aged 92, on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. Beloved husband of June, loving father of Sarah, Francis and Thomas, lovin ...
Roger Lappage (OH 1960-1967)
The club has been informed of the death of Roger Lappage on September 5th, 2017, aged 68 years. Beloved husband of Jenny and loving father, father in ...
Anthony Charles Fox (OH 1948-1952)
The Club has been informed of the death of Anthony Charles Fox who Passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on Sunday 25th June 2017, aged ...
Lord Darnley, previous Governor and Chair of Governors dies aged 75
It is with great sadness that we report the recent death of Lord Darnley, previous Governor and Chair of Governors, and avid supporter of Hereford Cat ...
Emily Coates (nee Collett) (OH 1996-2003)
Emmy Coates says she has peacefully passed away at home on Friday 16 June, Emmy and her husband Jake (also an OH) raised hundreds of thousands of poun ...
Grizel Hester (nee Clouston) (OH 1990-1997)
The Club has been informd of the death of Grizel who suffered from MS, her passing is a great loss to her family. The crematon was held on Friday 16 ...
Alex Evans (OH 1997-2002)
The Club has been informed of the passing of Alex, Alex had been a big part of The Courtyard family for a long time, from his time in Youth Theatre, b ...
Felicity Watkins (Fizz) (OH 1997-2004)
The club has been informed of the sad passing of Fizz Watkins, who was a very talented young artist who will be deeply missed by all who knew here.
Mr W E Glover (1957-1965) Former Teacher
The Club has been informed of the death of Mr W E Glover, former Chemistry teacher. Mr Glover played a big part of School life, Junior Colts Rugby te ...
Mr Daniel Warwick Townsend (OH 1977-1982)
The Club has been informed of the sudden death of Dan Townsend, our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Mel and his family at this moment.
Anthony Charles William (Dan) Dixon (OH 1954-1962)
The Club has been informed of the death of Dan of Snodhill Dorstone, who passed away peacefully at St Michael's Hospice on Monday, January 30th, 2017, ...
Mr David M Richards former headmaster 1968-1975
The Club has been informed of the death of former headmaster D M Richards 1968-1975.
Thanksgiving Service at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Blox ...
Keith J Evans (OH 1951-1954)
The Club has been informed of the death of Keith Evans, Keith died peacefully following a short illness on 3rd January 2017. The funeral service was h ...
John D B Lambert (OH 1948-1955)
John David Barry Lambert formerly of Hereford. Suddenly on Friday 9th December, at home in Chicago. A much loved brother, father and grandpa.
John be ...
Roger Townley (OH 1943-1947)
The Club has been informed of the death of Roger Townley. Hereford born and bred, Roger lived in Ferndale Road and attended Hereford Cathedral School ...
Richard P A Hornsby (OH1948-1953)
The Club has been informed of the death of Richard on the 26th August, 2016.
Victor John Fortnam (OH 1934-1935)
The Club has been informed of the death of Hector John Fortnam who died peacefully at home on August 23rd 2016, aged 98 years, after a long and fruitf ...
Richard N Thomas (OH 1950-1958)
The club has been informed of the death of Richard Noel Thomas on March 10, 2016 in Trearddur Bay of Porth Dwynol. Beloved husband of Ann. Devoted ...
Mervyn Rogers (OH 1935-43)
The Club has been informed of the death of Mervyn Rogers On March 6th, 2016, peacefully at The County Hospital. Loving husband of the late Marion and ...
Colin S Macadie (OH 1937-1943)
Colin Sutherland Macadie (1926-2016)
Former Cathedral School pupil, Colin Macadie, died at the Hereford County Hospital on the 29th February, 201 ...
Robert William Edwards (OH 1947-1954)
The Club has been informed of the death of Robert William Edwards on the 23rd of January 2016. He was born on the 20th June 1939, He joined the KSLI ...
W G S Cullis (Bill) (OH 1960-1966)
The Club has been informed of the death of Bill Culis on December 18th, 2015, peacefully at St Michael's Hospice after a long illness, aged 66 years. ...
Major David Hughes (OH 1953-1960)
The OH Club has been informed of the death of Major David Hughes (OH 53-60) peacefully at home aged 73.
Colin Jenkins wrote - I'm sorry to hear of ...
Brian E Lewis (OH 1951-1957)
Brian E. Lewis joined HCS as a cathedral chorister in 1951 and sang as a treble at each of the Three Choirs Festivals until he left in 1956. He staye ...
Clive C Watkins (OH 1955-1961)
The club has been informed of the death of Clive Cecil Watkins On September 25th, 2015, peacefully at home in Kingstone, aged 71 years. Beloved husban ...
Jennifer Higham former HCJS teacher
The club has been informed of the death of former Junior School teacher Jennifer Higham. Jennifer was at the Junior School for more than forty years ...
Gareth Holliday (OH 1965-1972)
Gareth Holliday, former chorister sadly passed away on August 31st, following a short unexpected illness. His Funeral service will take place at St P ...
Alex Shave Former Teacher
Alex Shave passed away on August 14th, 2015 after a long illness aged 79, A Thanksgiving Service for his life took place at St Paul's Church, Tupsley ...
Dr Richard P Bower (OH 1946-1950)
Richard won a scholarship to RMA, Sandhurst on leaving HCS and subsequently served Queen & Country. As can be noted from the piece written by his sis ...
Charles Michael Morris (Michael) OH 1933-40
The Club has been informed of the death of Charles Michael Morris on Wednesday 17 th June, 2015 aged 90
Michael was the sole survivor of the 1933 T ...
Donald Fraser James OH 1941-1946
David James regrets to have to report the death of my brother, Donald Fraser James. He attended the school from 1941 to 1946 and was captain of boats ...
Denis Thom (OH 1949-1957)
Denis died in June following a short unexpected illness. Born in Tredegar in1939, he followed his brother Barry to the school, particularly enjoying r ...
George W Yates (OH1935-1943)
The Club has been informed of the death of George W Yates on the 1 May, 2016.
It was with great sadness that Hereford Cathedral School learnt of the death of a former teacher, Bob Talbot over the Bank holiday weekend ...
Christopher Morris (1932-1937)
A talented musician, who changed the way we hear Christmas.
Christopher Morris born 13th May 1922 lived in Clevedon and joined HCS as a chorister i ...
Michael John Powell (OH 1952-1955)
The Club has been informed of the death of Mike Powell on Saturday 20th September, 2014 after a short illness. Mike also attended the Prep School. Muc ...
Leonora Okarma (Weaver) OH 1974-1976
LEONORA OKARMA (Weaver). Some of you from the late seventies will remember Leo, who was an often larger-(and louder!)-than-life member of the sixth fo ...
Christopher Hall (OH 1953-60)
It is with regret that I have to announce to The School the passing of Christopher Hall on Thursday 17th April 2014 after a battle with cancer.
Oldest OH dies Dr. Lindsay A. Lafford (OH 1922-29)
1912 – 2014
Lindsay Arthur Lafford, aged 101 years and 5 months, passed peacefully the morning of April 5th, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was a ...
William J Walling (Bill) Former Careers Advisor
The Club has been informed of the death of Bill Walling former careers advisor at HCS. The Funeral will be held on Thursday 20th March, 2014 at St Pa ...
James C Meredith (OH 1966-1972)
The Club has been informed of the death of James Charles Meredith aged 59 of Lowdy Hall Farm, Ullingswick. Tragically passed away on December 19th, 20 ...
C D O Price (Dudley) (1944-1948)
The club has been informed of the death of Dudley Price of on Friday, September 6th, after a long, valiant struggle. He will be sadly missed by his ch ...
Byron John Mages (OH 1948-1952)
Byron John Mages 21st August 1935 to 21st June 2013
Byron passed away in an ambulance outside his house. He was recovering from a big operation ...
Donald G Cousins (OH 1942-1948)
COUSINS Donald Graham (Don) Passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8th, 2013. Head of English and Deputy Head of the former Canon Frome Secondary Sc ...
Mrs Hilary Gould - Fomer staff member 1980-2005
The OH Club has been informed of the sad news that Mrs Hilary Gould has passed away after a short illness of Motor neurone disease.
The Funeral was ...
Colin Alastair Cobley (OH 1965-1972)
Garth Lawson (OH 1965-19741) a contemporary,writes:"Colin Cobley was almost universally known by his friends at school as "Cobs".Seldom did I hear "Co ...
Edward A M Hughes (OH 1954 - 1957)
NB> This is an interim report – More details awaited from members of the Hughes family as to date of passing, his funeral, tributes and subsequent mem ...
Graham Royan (OH 1985-1989)
The club has been informed that after a long battle with cancer Graham Royan sadly passed away in South Africa.
Commander Gerald D Palmer (OH 1935-1941)
The Club has been informed of the death of Gerald D Palmer who died after a long illness aged 88.
The Revd Canon David L S ApIvor (OH 1929-1937)
The Club has been informed of the death of Father David ApIvor in Canada.
Unfortunately he suffered a heart attack and died on 14th January 2013 in ...
John Llewellyn Hunkin FCA FTII (OH 1934- 1939)
John Hunkin died on January 2nd 2013 in his 90th year. John was born in Neath, West Glamorgan and gained a scholarship to attend Hereford Cathedral S ...
James Rowland (OH 1989-1996)
The Club has been informed of the death of James Rowland OH 1989-1996 who died in Oxford on Sunday 25th November.
He leaves behind his wife, Kate, ...
Richard John Beavan (OH 1962-1968)
Richard John (John) Beavan 1950 – 2012
John Beavan was a brilliant scientist with a prodigious appetite for work. His contributions to the understan ...
John G Russell (OH 1936-1942)
The Club has been informed of the death of John G Russell OH 1936-1942, John passed away on 12 November 2012. He also attended the Cathedral Prep Sc ...
Owen Bruntnell (OH 1985-1992)
The club has been informed of the death of Owen Bruntnell aged 38
David Faulkner (OH 1987-1990) and Rachael Richards (nee Powell) (OH 1985-1992) he ...
Colin John Powell (OH 1950-1955)
The Club has been informed of the death of Colin Jon Powell on Thursday 20th September, 2012
Colin passed away peacefully at Hereford County Hospit ...
Colin Manning OBE (OH 1937- 1944)
The club has been informed of the death of Colin Manning OH 1937 - 1944, O.B.E. D.L. J.P., former Livestock Auctioneer, died peacefully at home after ...
Alan C Tringham (OH 1944-1949)
Alan Tringham, whose entire working career was spent with the Bulmers company, died in July 2012 aged 78.
Alan joined the local cider company on le ...
Richard Andrew Williams (OH 1957-1964)
It has been reported to the Club that, following a second series of major surgical procedures to try and deal with a brain tumour Richard failed to re ...
Revd Ray G C Follis (OH 1935-1940)
The OH Club has been informed of the death of Flight Lieutenant Revd. Ray G. C. Follis., DFC (1924 - 2012) peacefully on Tuesday 10th January 2012 age ...
Beverley G Smith (OH 1952-1958)
The Club has been informed of the death of Beverley Smith OH 1952-1958
Bev does a Tommy Cooper!
Peter S. Hill ( OH 1952 – 1959 ) spoke at the OH ...
Howard D Atkinson (OH 1978-1980)
It is with great sadness that the Old Herefordians’ Club learned of the death from cancer of Howard David Atkinson OH, aged 50, on 22 November 2011. O ...
John Allan Butler (OH 1947-1954)
It is with great saddnes that I announce the death of John Allan Butler OH 1947 - 1954 on September 14th, 2011, peacefully at St Michael's Hospice age ...
Gomer Newman Cosker (OH 1944 - 1947)
Sadly Gomer died on the 9th June 2011 at St. Michaels Hospice near Hereford.
I first met Gomer in 1943 when he came to HCS as a boarder with his 3 ...
Michael Andrew Greenwood (OH 1952-1957)
The Club has been informed of the death of Captain Michael Greenwood in June 2011.
Richard John Lloyd (Dick) (OH 1934-1940)
Richard John Lloyd passed away on 23rd May 2011 aged 88. He will be sadly missed by all his family.
Geoffrey Air Marshal Dhenin Sir (OH 1928-1936)
Air Marshal Sir Geoffrey Dhenin, who died on May 6 aged 93 at home.
Funeral service was on Thursday 19th May, 2011 at 10.15 am at Randalls Park Cre ...
Howard C W Nicholls (OH 1946-1948)
Former Wales rugby international and Cardiff star Howard Nicholls died peacefully on the morning of March 2, at Danygraig House, Newton, Porthcawl, ag ...
Charlotte Fontaine (OH 1993-1998)
Sadly, Charlotte (born1982) died unexpectedly in her sleep. Charlotte enjoyed her time at HCS travelling to Hereford daily from Abergavenny, she made ...
R A Shepherd (Anthony) (OH 1950 - 1957)
The Club has been informed of the death of R A Shepherd (Anthony) in Burnley on 18th January, 2011 aged 70. Anthony Passed away peacefully with his f ...
Peter Raymond Shepherd (OH 1951 -1959)
The Club has been informed of the death of Peter Shepherd in a road accident in Florida, USA. He was aged 70. News was conveyed to us by his brother ...
Philip Pritchard (OH 1940 - 1947)
The Club has been informed of the death of Philip Pritchard (1940-1947) who died at home in Eastbourne on 27th September 2010.
The funeral was hel ...
Tim Rees (OH 1950-1956)
Ralph Philip Vinson “Tim” Rees (OH), O.B.E, K. St. J.
Edited excerpts from the Service of Thanksgiving, Christ Church, Radyr, Wednesday, 4th August ...
Nigel Edward Harris (OH 1957 - 1963)
We lost another OH in July 2010 - Nigel Harris died suddenly at his home in Exmouth.
The Harris Family ran Harris’s Cafe in Broad Street through ...
Patrick J Mooney (OH 1990-1995)
Sadly, Patrick died suddenly, aged 33, as a result of a tragic accident in London on 23rd July, 2010. He leaves his partner Emily Clark and daughter ...
David J Benjamin (OH 1965-1971)
Herefordians pay tribute to popular local fishmonger
David J Benjamin (OH 1965-1971) suffered a heart attack at his home in Whitecross on Sunday 18 ...
Eifion J E Evans (OH1952-1958)
It is with regret that we report the sad news that Eifion Evans has passed away.
Eifion joined the School in 1952 and entered Deanery House as ...
Roy Blackler (OH 1931-1937)
YOUNGEST EVER FORMER HEREFORD MAJOR DIES AGED 89
Roy Blackler – OH passed away peacefully at his home on 15th June 2010. He was 89.
After leav ...
Michael I Baldwin (OH 1945 – 1948 )
The Club received the sad news of the death of Michael Baldwin on Sunday 30th May 2010 at his home in Hampshire at the age of 77.
He attended the C ...
David A Tilley (OH 1958 -1967)
The club has received the sad news that David A Tilley passed away on Sunday 16th April, 2010 aged 62. He died of thyroid cancer after a long illness ...
Richard M Peter (OH 1987-1991)
The Club has received the sad news that Richard Peter died suddenly in Bristol on 2nd February, 2010 aged 33
The funeral service took place on Frid ...
Dr Barry T Thom. MB., MS., FRCPath. (OH 1943 – 1951)
Barry Thom died on Tuesday 2nd February 2010 in a Hospice in Sussex aged 76.
Born in Ebbw Vale in 1934, his family later moved to Tredegar in the W ...
CURTIS, Ronald E (Sqn Ldr) (OH 1933 - 1940)
CURTIS Ronald Edgar (Ron) Sqn Ldr (Retd), DSO, DFC*.
On 9th January, aged 87. Devoted husband to Molly, loving father, grandfather and great grandfa ...
Alick E Rowe (OH 1950 - 1957)
AUTHOR AND PLAYWRIGHT DIES AGED 70
Alick E. Rowe - OH and former HCS Master died at his apartment in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 30th October 2009
Peter Francis Skinner Former Master (1957 - 1993)
Peter Skinner, former HCS master, died 22 November
2009 in Kendal after a short illness. A memorial service
was held in Hereford Cathedral.
Born ne ...
John A Hemingway (OH 1976-1983)
JOHN ANTONY HEMINGWAY 1964 - 2009
John started at Hereford Catherdral School in September 1976 and quickly joined in various activities: rowing, ru ...
Jack S Vaughan ( OH 1942-1949 )
The Club was saddened to learn of the death of Jack who died on 22nd January 2009, whilst in Barbados on holiday with his wife Silvia. He was 76.
John L T Brookes Former HCS Master 1951 - 1985
JOHN L.T. BROOKES MA., (Oxon)
Added by: PFB
The death has been announced of John Brookes who was a teacher at HCS for over 35 years.
Bernard Edwards (Former Master 1950-1994)
Bernard Edwards, who died in September 2009 aged ninety, was HCS post-war rugby coach for over twenty years. Some of his earlier successful teams and ...
Barrie Powell-Jones (OH 1935 - 1941)
Born in South Wales ; Died in Woking, Surrey ; Laid to rest in Hay-on-Wye
When at school Barrie was the 1st VIII cox for several seasons, although ...
Revd. William J Bromley (OH 1957 - 1962)
The Reverend WILLIAM J. BROMLEY 1945 - 2008
Known as Bill when at school, he sadly died on 18th July 2008 aged just 63
Noel A Davies (OH 1955 - 1963)
It is with regret that we announce the passing of Noel Davies who died on 13th March 2008 at Abergavenny Hospital aged just 63.
Born in London jus ...
D T Pakes (Toby) ( OH 1984 - 1990)
Known by his peers as Toby, Danyel attended the Cathedral School between 1984 and 1990. He had been a pupil under two different HCS Headships - Bar ...
James J Stearns (OH 1941 - 1958)
JAMES STEARNS 1941 - 2007
James was a former School House resident who had joined HCS from Dulwich Preparatory School. Before that he attended ...
R H Field (OH 1951 - 1957)
Robert came from Newport, Monmouthshire and joined the school in 1951 as a boarder in Deanery House around the time when Hoppy Hopewell was Headmaster ...
D B Chambers (OH 1933-1938)
Dennis was at the Cathedral School between 1933 and 1938.
He died on 8th July 2007 aged 86
John E S Gagg ( OH 1952 - 1960)
JOHN EDWARD S. GAGG 1941 - 2007 (Later known as John Gage) - John was a dayboy at HCS during the Fifties and a member of EAST House.
On leaving s ...
Clive Palmer (OH 1943- 1948)
Clive sadly passed away at the age of 74 after suffering a heart attack followed by a fall, from which he never recovered.
He joined the Cathedra ...
Harold J Lush Former HCS Master & OC CCF
Former HCS Master & Commanding Officer of School CCF (1918-2007)
The death has just been announced of Mr Harold J. Lush, BA ( a former scholar from ...
Charles H Ockey (OH 1936 - 1943)
Charlie suffered a stroke in February and died on 15th March 2007 at the age of 81.
Below is an extract of a letter sent in by Charles' brother J H ...
Professor Anthony D Nuttall FBA (OH 1948-1954)
Professor Anthony Nuttall FBA, died suddenly at his home in Oxford on 24 January 2007 aged 69. He was a noted Shakespeare scholar and one of the fine ...
Peter V Skinner (OH 1940-1945)
The death has been announced of Dr Peter Victor Skinner on December 28th 2006.
John B Upton (OH 1940-1947)
JOHN died suddenly at his home on 18th November 2006 aged 76.
Whilst at the Cathedral School John used to play most sports including rugby, cricket ...
Peter D Arrowsmith (OH 1935-1943)
It was with regret that the Club has to report the passing of Peter Arrowsmith on Monday 22nd October 2006.
Peter initially joined the junior secti ...
Professor F Berry
An OH Poet and Scholar passes away
Professor Francis Berry sadly died at his home on Tuesday 10th October 2006
Matthew Nelson (OH 1974 - 1978)
The Club was saddened to hear of the death of Matthew Nelson on 8th October 2006 aged just 38
Peter J Children (OH 1958-1965)
Peter was only 58 when he died. He lived in Woolhope with his wife Gina, with whom he had three lovely children, Simon, Sarah and Rachel.
He pass ...
Graham E Morris (OH 1939-1946)
The Club was saddened to learn of the death of Graham Morris who died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer.
Peter G Husbands (OH 1947-1952)
Peter was born in 1936 and lived at Ryeland Street, Hereford as a lad.
He attended HCS as a Dayboy at the age of 11 and entered West House.
Wilfred F Moreton MBE (OH 1935-1942)
Wilfred was the first of four children of the Reverend Canon & Mrs Moreton.
When Canon Moreton was appointed a residentiary canon at Hereford Cathe ...
Wynne Llewelyn Griffiths (OH 1933-1940)
It is with regret that I advise the Club of the death of my father Wynne Llewelyn Griffiths known to his pals as Griff , on 9th June 2006 aged 84. He ...
Clive A R Weston (OH 1980 - 1987)
Clive Weston died shortly after his 37th birthday, on 7 April 2006, having been diagnosed three and a half years earlier with a brain tumour. He had j ...
Edward A Tomlinson (Eddie) (OH 1981-2006)
We regret to announce that Edward Tomlinson died on April 5th 2006 in the Lebanon. He suffered a seizure in his sleep ( ** ) at a hostel in Jounieh, ...
Giles Shepherd CBE, (OH 1941-1944)
Giles was Managing Director of the Savoy Group and Deputy Chairman of the London Ritz. He was born on April 1st 1937 and died of cancer on April 21st ...
Philip P B Ward (OH 1949-1952)
Known as Ben whilst as at HCS, Philip moved to Canada after leaving school and attended Toronto University. After graduating he started work in the i ...
James M Pugh (OH 1988-2004)
James was tragically killed as a result of a road traffic accident on Saturday 25th March 2006 at the age of just 18. He was travelling between Strat ...
Geoffrey John (Jack) Williams (OH 1933-1940)
Jack Williams died in February 2006 at the age of 84.
He was a great sportsman, representing the school at cricket and rugby throughout his time the ...
Robert E Davies (OH 1932-1939)
Robert who came from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire died on 19th December 2005.
Harry B Simger (OH 1932-1939)
I am writing to advise you of the death of my father Harry Singer on the 12th October 2005 at the age of 84. He was at the school before WWII and stu ...
Dr Charles Seeley (OH 1920-1925)
Charles Seeley died peacefully in his sleep at home on 1st October 2005 just one year short of a Century.
C D had a distinguished career in public ...
Frederick H Stroud (OH 1931-1939)
The following note was submitted to the Club in 2005 by Mr Kenneth J. Sayce (OH 1928 - 1938) from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
" You will probably kno ...
John M Hall (OH 1918-1928)
The following is an extract from information sent in to the Club by Christopher Hall ( OH 1953 - 1960 ) about his late Father, who sadly died at Heref ...
Clive L T Jenkins (OH 1955-1959)
Clive died in Epsom hospital on 4th December 2004 after a courageous fight against liver cancer.
On leaving school, Clive entered the banking indus ...
Anthony N Pritchard (OH 1954-1959)
Members of the Pritchard Family called the Club to advise us of the death of Anthony Pritchard ( OH 1954 - 1959 ) in May 2004.
Tony had been diagno ...
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