Heath Old Boys Association


Obituaries


Bruce Marsh: [Heath 1929–1935]

Bruce Marsh died on . He was and outstanding athlete and rugby player and won the Victor Ludorum in 1935; his shot putting record remained unbeaten for many years.

He served on Arctic Convoys during the War and was decorated for his bravery. After the War he became a teacher and taught at Warley Road Junior and Infants School for 33 years until his retirement.

We convey our sympathy to his sons, Andrew and Jonathan, his daughter, Jill, and his grandson, Samuel.

First appeared in Newsletter dated

Charles Geoffrey Morley: [Heath 1929–1935]

Geoffrey Morley died in South Africa, where he was on holiday, on , after a short illness. After leaving Heath, he worked at the Union Bank of Manchester until the war. He was in the Dunkirk evacuation and later fought in the North African campaign and the Far East.

After the war, Geoffrey took an Economics degree at Christ Church, Oxford. He worked in the City for Lazards and Shell, and later founded his own financial advising business. He was well known in the City for his shrewd brain. Since 1960 he had lived in Chigwell, Essex. He was a keen sportsman, playing rugby, fives, tennis and golf. Indeed, his wife Betty writes that he was a sportsman to the end, playing golf just a few weeks before his death. She also recalls that Geoffrey was always called ‘the late Mr Morley’ even when at school, as he always arrived at the last minute!

He is survived by his wife, daughter and brother Trevor, to whom we send our condolences.

Thanks to Betty and Jim Brearly for the above information.

First appeared in Newsletter dated