Notices of deaths received before November 2018 have now been published in OCA Magazines and Newsletters. New notices will be posted below, with as much information as is known to us.

We regret to announce the deaths of the following members, which have recently come to our knowledge:

Tom ALCROFT (Staff 1957-87) died 14 March 2019 aged 83. Tom taught Physics at the school for 30 years from 1957-87 and was very highly regarded. We plan to include a full tribute to him in next year’s OCA MAGAZINE (2020) and would welcome as many memories and other contributions as possible from former pupils and staff – please send to .


John BREMER (1938-42) died 30 November 2015 in Ludlow, Vermont, USA.


Michael CRISP (1959-66) died on 10 February 2019.


Derek CROKER (1940-45).


Trevor EASTON (1958-65) died on 04 April 2016 in Canada, where he moved in 1975.


David ENDACOTT (1942-46) died on 10 May 2018. David, born in 1930, spent the early war years in Okehampton (Devon) as an evacuee, with his mother and sister, staying with his aunt.


Bob FITSALL (1941-47) died 01January 2019 aged 88.  Bob was a regular attender at our Annual Reunions. His old friend Fred ALLEN notes that Bob was a member of the O.C. Rugby Club and served as Team Secretary for a number of years .He was greatly interested in old cars and was a member of a car club . He worked for the British Oxygen Company all his working life.


Robert GOLDSMITH (1948-53) died suddenly on 19 July 2019. Robert was a regular attender at our gatherings, with his wife Gillian and daughter Karen.


Mrs Shirley JONES, née Key (1945-47)


Sidney LAVENDER 1940-44 died 10th January 2014


Alec NEW (1941-46) died on 21 November 2018.


Sue RAMSDALE (née Baines) (1955-60) died on 22nd May 2019 after suffering from Motor Neurone Disease


Helen SPRATLEY (née GOSTLING) (1940-47)

Robert THOMSITT 1957-59 died on 23rd January 2018


Heather VICKERY née STOCKLEY (1940-47) died 15 January 2018, aged 89

John WILKINS (1951-58).