Shrewsbury School

OS - In memoriam

This page contains notices received of recent deaths only and funeral/memorial service arrangements, where known.

A list of all known recent Old Salopian deaths appears at the beginning of the Obituaries Section of the current edition of The Salopian Magazine

For more details, please contact the Salopian Club Office: or telephone 01743 280 892 

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Professor Sam Berry, Ch 1948-53, passed away on 29th March 2018.  He was 83.  Professor Berry was Emeritus Professor of Genetics at University College London, a past President of Christians in Science, the Linnean Society, the British Ecological Society and the European Ecological Federation.  A funeral service will be held at 1.30pm on Monday 23rd April 2018 at St Nicholas’s Church, Sevenoaks TN13 1JA.

Andrew McLean, SH 1980-84, passed away unexpectedly on 27/01/2018.  He was 51.  A funeral service will be held in the Main Chapel of the Wilford Hill Crematorium, Loughborough Road, Nottingham NG2 7FE on Monday 19th February 2018 at 12.40pm.

Peter Capper, School Plumber, passed away on 13 December 2017 following a short illness.  He was 73.  A funeral service will be held at Telford Crematorium on Thursday 28 December at 1pm. 

Peter Bennett, School Doctor from 1980-2007, sadly passed away on 24 September 2017.

Peter Holgate, Member of Staff from 1973-2000, sadly passed away on Saturday 24 June 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s.  A memorial service took place on Monday 31 July at 3pm at St Chad’s. 

Martin Slocock, Rt 1948-1953, died peacefully in early June 2017.  Martin was Head of School and Huntsman while at Shrewsbury and, more recently, President of the Sabrina Club.  A service to celebrate his life was held on 7 July in Bisley, Surrey.

David Christie, Member of Staff from 1967-83 and 1st VIII Rowing Coach from 1969-73, died at home in Jersey on 25th March 2017 after a short illness. A Service of Thanksgiving for his life was held on Thursday 15th June at 3.00pm at St Mary the Virgin, Hart Street, Henley. 

The Reverend Canon David Main, Master 1952-1973, rowing coach, member of the Concert Choir and Commanding Officer of the CCF, died 19 November 2016.    

Major Jimmy Johnson, School Shop Manager 1981-1995, passed away in October 2016.

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