Obituaries (55)


Music: Paradisum from Fauré's Requiem

Kingham Hill School is coming to terms with the death of Logan Renner, a pupil from Year 8. He died as a result of an injury caused by an air rifle at the family home during Sunday morning, 29 January.

Charles MeehanIt is with great sadness that I have to tell you of the peaceful passing of my father Arthur Ernest Charles Meehan on the 31st October 2011 at the age of 89.

Arthur was born on Kingham Hill on the 12th April 1922 in the bailiff's cottage. Arthur's father was Frederick Arthur Meehan who worked on the estate and was himself and Old Boy. Kingham Hill archives show that Frederick entered the School on the 30th August 1902 at the age of 9 along with his brother Ernest who was 11. Arthur's sister Esmee was also born on the estate and worked for much of her life in the school refectory.

We are saddened to learn of the death of Alan Emberson. Alan used to teach maths, lead the DoE scheme and drive the mini bus.

At this time we do not have any more details than this, if you know more or knew Alan, such as when he was at the school, please contact the editing team.

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David Roberts

1940 - 2011

Norwich Tutor and House Master 1981 – 1992

David Roberts was born in the Black Country in December 1940, the son of a manager in a local engineering company. He was educated at the George Dixon Grammar School in Edgbaston, Birmingham, the school named after a prominent 19th Century MP and Mayor of Birmingham who was a major proponent of "education for all". (The school also gave its name to one of television's most famous policemen – Dixon of Dock Green).

Mr Mrs Common 1973

Mr & Mrs Common - Greenwich House Parents 1971 - 1979

Mr T. Charles Common and Mrs Eleanor Common came to Kingham Hill School in 1971 to take up the House Master and House Mistress posts for Greenwich House, along with their four children. Charles Common taught Physics and Maths and had previously taught at Oxford School for Boys.




Sylvia Wells, Plymouth House Parent 1986 –1990 and Norwich House Parent 1992-1998.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Sylvia Wells, wife of Tony, mother of Alex, Abbie Greg and Rebecca. She died on 11th August 2010 after a fairly short illness, during which she faced her death with great courage and dignity.


We were sad to learn today the news of the death of Hugo Ellis (9th July 1961 - 20th January 2011)

Rachel Ellis, Hugo's widow has invited anyone who knew Hugo to a memorial service to be held at St Peter's Church, Notting Hill, London, W11 on the 2nd of May 2011 at 2pm

Peter2010_smPeter Johansen Esq.

Peter Johansen died in April 2010

A huge loss to Kingham Hill. At the school from 1962 - 1969 (Plymouth and Clyde)

sheffield 1961John Frederick Silverthorne Esq. 1955 - 1963

John Frederick Silverthorne was at KHS from 1955 to 1963, first in Plymouth and then Sheffield. Sadly we recently learn he died just before Christmas in 1988.



Anthony Fitzsimmons Esq. 1946 - 2010

Tony to his friends, the tuck-shop man to three generations of pupils at school. Tony joined the staff in November 1980 an ex-service man having served in Her Majesty’s armed services the Army; appointed as head chef in the school kitchens, the first position that he held for 10 years.


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