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Obituaries

Index

  • ADAMS, Rev. Bruce Wilmot (’39)
  • ADDINSALL, Phillip John (’74)
  • ANDERSON, Dr Stewart Gray (’35)
  • BAILLIEU, David McArthur (Staff 1972-2003)
  • BAKER OAM, Geoffrey Roddick (’40)
  • BARR, Captain James Holtom (’46)
  • BASCOM, Earl David (’48)
  • BEGG, Andrew Shannon (’54)
  • BILTOFT, Tom Tate (’59)
  • BLOMMERT, Johannes (’46)
  • BOOTH, Harold Royston (’47)
  • BUNTINE, John Symington (’49)
  • CAMERON, Lorna Ellen (Staff 1968)
  • CARRUTHERS, John William (’47)
  • CLELAND, Allan Rex (’45)
  • CLUTTERBUCK, Jack (’42)
  • COBHAM, David Alexander (’47)
  • COCHRANE, George Robert (’35)
  • CORBET, John Meyrick Miller (’44)
  • CURRY AM, Rev. Norman George (Scotch Council 1989-2003)
  • DONALDSON, Andrew (’57)
  • DURRA JP, Franz Ludwig (’48)
  • ELDER, Nairne Guthrie (’61)
  • FOSTER, John James (’46)
  • FYFE, James Macpherson (’47)
  • GOLDBERG, Gordon David Maurice (’54)
  • GROVE, John Edwin Denis (’49)
  • HAIG, Frederic David Ashley (’43)
  • HARRISSON, Ernest Richard (’49)
  • HAYES, Andrew John (’81)
  • HENDERSON, James Sutherland (’32)
  • HOBSON, Oliver George (’39)
  • HOWLEY, John William (’55)
  • ISER, Harry (’42)
  • JACKSON, Archibald Evan William (’37)
  • JACOBS, Mark Lewis Hyman (’54)
  • JARVIS, Lawrence Spencer Johnston (’39)
  • JOHNSON, Ian Wallace (’55)
  • JONES, Alexander Dunbar (’44)
  • JONES, Campbell Maltby (’37)
  • KENNISON, Patricia (Staff 1979-84)
  • KNIGHT DSC KBE, Sir Harold Murray (’36)
  • KNOX, Christopher Anthony (’66)
  • KUDELKA, Dr Peter (’49)
  • LAING, Bruce Adamson (’44)
  • LANG, Dr Frederick David (’48)
  • LANIGAN, Robert John (Luke) (’58)
  • LARSEN-DISNEY, Dr Donald Tom (’44)
  • LAWRENCE, Samuel David (’03)
  • LINDSAY, Herbert Douglas (’37)
  • LONG, Kenneth James (’70)
  • LOVIG, Harold (’45)
  • LUCAS AO, Alastair Field (’69)
  • LYNCH (nee Charlton), Ann Brett (Staff 1980-85)
  • MACMILLAN, Hamish Eager (’53)
  • MACRAE, Colin Duncan (’63)
  • MACTIER, Bruce Neil (’59)
  • MARTIN, Russell Sloane (’47)
  • MASON, Russell Lane (’63)
  • McBAIN, David George (’38)
  • McGOWAN, Robert Clarence Graham (’34)
  • McINDOE, Donald Lindsay (’42)
  • McKENZIE, Malcolm (’49)
  • McLEOD, Edward Henderson (’34)
  • MORRIS, Alan Sydney (’48)
  • MURPHY ED, Gerald Neil (’41)
  • NEIL, Dr Alister Rutherfurd Lee (’50)
  • OCCLESHAW, Ian Eric (’45)
  • PARKER, Geoffrey Robert (’49)
  • PATON, Walter John (’32)
  • PETTIGREW, Thomas James (’57)
  • POWELL, Donald Harcourt (’40)
  • REID, Bruce (’45)
  • RHODES, Wallace James (’44)
  • ROBISON, James Macfarlane (’46)
  • ROSENTHAL, Leopold Solomon (’52)
  • ROSS, John Alexander (’35)
  • RUSSELL, John Allan (’45)
  • SHEPPARD, Ian James (’45)
  • SPENCER, George Russell (’45)
  • STRACHAN, Kenneth Thomas (’42)
  • STREET, William Anthony (’97)
  • STRETTON AC, Professor Hugh (’41)
  • SWAN AO, Emeritus Professor John Melvin (’40)
  • SYMONDS, Professor Neville David (’41)
  • THOM, Noel Cameron (’66)
  • THOMAS OAM, Frederick George Henry (’44)
  • TREZISE, Jack Rowlan (’37)
  • TUNNOCK, Ian (’42)
  • TYRRELL, Michael Wesley (’78)
  • WALES, Colin Scott (’42)
  • WARDEN, Dr Frederick George (’46)
  • WELLS, David Thomson (’33)
  • WERNER, Carl William (’51)
  • WHITFORD, David Frederick (’49)
  • WILLIAMS, Rev. John Keith (’57)
  • WILLIAMS, Rev. Malcolm Carter (’46)
  • WILLIAMS, Ronald William (’42)
  • WILLIAMSON, Dr Robert Gregg (’42)
  • YOUREN, Colin George (’56)

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Rev. Bruce Wilmot ADAMS (’39) was born at Hawthorn on 17 August 1922 and attended Tintern Grammar School before attending Scotch from 1930 to 1939 as a member of Lawson and Morrison Houses. He was a Cub in 1932 and 1933, received his Intermediate Certificate (1937), Leaving Certificate (1938), and he matriculated in 1939. Bruce joined the Victorian Scottish Regiment as a private in 1941 and in 1942 joined the RAAF. He was demobilised as a leading aircraftman in 1946.

Graduating with a BA (1949) from Melbourne University, he studied theology and became a Presbyterian minister (1951) at St James’ in Moorabbin. On 15 December 1951 Bruce married Rosemary Cleworth Watt at the Canterbury Presbyterian Church. Bruce joined the Lutheran Church as a minister in the Australian Capital Territory and later moved to Glenelg in South Australia. He died on 28 February 2015 at All Hallows Court, Westbourne Park, South Australia.

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Phillip John ADDINSALL (’74) was born at home at 25 William Street, Rutherglen on 23 March 1957, the son of a sawmiller. He attended Scotch from 1971 to 1974 as a boarder in Arthur Robinson House and as a member of Littlejohn House. Phillip was a member of the Military Band and was 1974 Dux of geology. When he left Scotch he worked as a labourer. Phillip died on 20 November 2014.

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Dr Stewart Gray ANDERSON (’35) was born at Guildford private hospital, Camberwell, on 28 August 1918 and attended Scotch from 1932 to 1935. Known as Gray, he won an entrance scholarship to Ormond College and was placed second behind his friend Zelman Cowen in winning a Government Senior Scholarship. Gray won first class honours in Mathematics (I and III), Physics and Chemistry, and second class honours in Mathematics IV and Drawing.

He joined the army in 1942, serving for an unknown period. On 7 November 1942 Gray married Verna Joyce Nicholls at Scotch. He became a medical practitioner and moved to England in 1961 to work for the National Institute for Medical Research. Gray devoted his life to medical research. On 18 April 1973 he married Susan Ingrid Schroeter. Gray died at home at London, England on 18 December 2014.

David McArthur BAILLIEU (Staff 1972-2003). David's obituary appears on page 69.

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Geoffrey Roddick BAKER OAM (’40) was born at Fremantle, Western Australia on 14 April 1922, the son of a soldier. He attended Scotch from 1936 to 1938 and was a 1938 Dramatic Society member and – the highlight of his enjoyable time at Scotch – was 1938 welterweight boxing champion.

Also at Scotch were his brother William John Baker (born 7 October 1919, SC 1934-35, died 8 August 2003), first cousin once removed Alan William Roddick (born 15 September 1907, SC 1917-26, died 15 January 1993), great-uncle William Herbert Roddick (born 1 October 1877, SC 1891-83, died 19 August 1967), nephews George (SC 1959-64) and Harry Geoffrey Baker (born 2 March 1948, SC 1961-66, died 19 June 2007) and great-nephews Scott (SC 1987-92), Samuel (SC 1986-93), Paul (SC 1990-95) and Toby (SC 1991-2000).

Having hated working for the Bank of Australasia, Geoff happily joined the army in 1941 and served in the AIF from 1942 to 1946. He served in the islands with the 13th Australian Ammunition Company and spent a year in the Northern Territory before demobilisation as a lieutenant. He became a grazier, moving to a larger property at Tarcutta in 1963. Geoff was president, secretary and life member of the Tarcutta RSL sub-branch, a member of the Tarcutta Progress Association, and involved with Tidy Towns and recycling. On Australia Day 2003 Geoff was awarded the OAM for service to the community of Tarcutta. Geoff died at Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, on 26 July 2015.

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Captain James Holtom BARR (’46) was born at 511 Punt Road, South Yarra on 26 June 1929, the son of a captain at Victoria Barracks. Known as Jim, he attended Scotch from 1937 to 1945. He was a 1st Hawthorn Scout and later joined the 1st Victorian Sea Scouts. Aged 16, Jim went to sea and in 1950 received his Second Mate’s Certificate. For two years he served on British Tanker Company tankers before studying courses in gyro-compasses, radar and the Merchant Service Defence in the United Kingdom. Jim worked for Glasgow’s Clan Line Steamers before returning to Australia.

On 12 February 1953 he married Margaret Ruth (Meg) Mills at the Baptist Church in Mayfield, New South Wales. Jim gained his Master Unrestricted Certificate (1956) and in 1957 was first mate on BHP ships on the Australian coast, but that year he became a stevedore at Newcastle. Jim went to Sydney as P&O Australia’s offshore division marine manager (1970-73), moving oil rigs around Australia and South-East Asia. His last job was as terminal manager for Seabridge Australia Pty Ltd.

Retiring in 1990, Jim’s love of shipping history resulted in his book Distant Destiny (2014) about the ill-fated Loch Line. As a member of the Shiplovers’ Society of Victoria, Jim regularly wrote for its journal The Dog Watch. Jim died at home at Doreen on 10 April 2015.

Earl David BASCOM (’48) was born at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on 27 May 1930 and attended Trinity College School at Port Hope, Ontario, before entering Scotch as David Earle Bascom on 6 or 8 July 1948. Known as David, he left Scotch in September 1948. David returned to Ontario. He was a member of the Hockley United Church and the Caledon Riding Club. David died in Ontario, Canada on 12 June 2014.

Andrew Shannon BEGG (’54) was born at Korumburra on 25 September 1937 and attended Scotch from 1946 to 1954 as a member of Monash House. He was a 1946 Cub and a 1954 Library Committee member. Also at Scotch were Andrew’s brothers Simon (SC 1942-51) and Chris (SC 1948-57) and nephews Anthony (SC 1968-76), James (SC 1972-83), Richard (SC 1977-82) and Andrew (SC 1979-88). Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (1960) from Melbourne University. He was a self-employed architect, arbitrator and mediator. After living in Melbourne for decades he lived near Malmsbury. Andrew died on 26 April 2015.

Tom Tate BILTOFT (’59) was born at Mackay, Queensland, on 27 November 1941. He was named after his father, who served in World War II and died on 17 May 1945. Tom’s mother Mary married Scotch teacher Gordon Hampton ‘Gunner’ Owen and Tom lived on the Hill and attended Scotch from 1950 to 1958. He was a member of Arthur Robinson House and Littlejohn House. Also at Scotch were his brother David (SC 1951-61; staff 1969-89) and nephew Adam (SC 1985-88). On 19 December 1964 Tom married Angela Georgina Price at Scotch. He became a motor mechanic, but in his final 25 years or so he lived at King Ash Bay in the Northern Territory, where he was a fisherman. Tom developed cancer and died at the Darwin Hospital on 24 September 2014.

Johannes BLOMMERT (’46) was born on 15 May 1929. Known as John, he boarded at Scotch from 27 July 1942 to 16 December 1942 after his father was killed in World War II on 3 March 1942 on flying boat X-20 at Broome, Western Australia. John lived in the Netherlands, where he died at Alkmaar, North Holland, on 25 August 2014.

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Harold Royston BOOTH (’47) was born on 21 September 1929, the son of medical practitioner and Old Boy Arthur William Harold Booth (born 7 September 1898, SC 1912-16, died 12 November 1978). Harold attended Scotch from 1935 to 1947 as a member of Monash House. He was a member of the 1942 Junior School cricket and football teams, rowed in the 1945 5th VIII and 1946 4th VIII and swam in the 1943, 1945 and 1947 Swimming teams. He was both a Cadet and a Scout.

His many relatives at Scotch included his brother John Arthur Booth (born 7 November 1925, SC 1931-43, died 1 June 2013), great-uncle William Isaac Boyes (born 29 April 1864, SC 1979-81, staff 1884-88, died 13 June 1930), sons Michael (SC 1976-82) and Richard (SC 1980-84), nephew David (SC 1960-71) and great-nephews Simon (SC 2000-05), Alex (SC 1998-2006), Josh (SC 2000-08) and Charles (SC 2002-11).

Harold graduated with a Diploma of Wool Technology from RMIT (1949). He became a newsagent and married Nola Lorraine Warren at Scotch on 4 April 1963. Harold died at home at Balwyn on 15 June 2015.

John Symington BUNTINE (’49) was born at Hawthorn on 12 October 1931 and boarded at Scotch from 1939 to 1948. He boarded in Arthur Robinson House and was a member of Littlejohn House. John was a 1944 choir member. Also at Scotch were his brother Donald (SC 1947-53), grandfather John Symington Buntine (born 24 November 1864, SC 1890-92, died 10 December 1916) and Dunn second cousins John (SC 1940-46), Ronald Henry Dunn (born 18 November 1928, SC 1942-45, died 29 April 2007), Maxwell Buntine Dunn (born 18 July 1936, SC 1949-52, died 25 October 2012) and Geoff (SC 1953-56).

John variously worked in a dental laboratory, in the hotel business and for the Country Roads Board (now VicRoads). He died at Illoura Aged Care, Wangaratta on 3 September 2014.

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Lorna Ellen CAMERON (Staff 1968) was born at Wangaratta on 14 June 1914 as Lorna Ellen Mason. She worked in the Principal’s house for Principal Colin Healey in 1968. Lorna’s sons attended Marcellin College. She died at Tanunda Nursing Home, Tanunda, South Australia, on 27 December 2014 aged 100.

John William CARRUTHERS (’47) was born at Malvern on 4 November 1929, the son of a tailor. He attended Scotch from 1943 to 1945. Also at Scotch were his brothers Benjamin Carruthers (born 25 February 1924, SC 1938-40, died 1 September 2008) and Harry (SC 1938-40). John became a manager. He was a member of the Mount Waverley Bowling Club and an honorary member of the ANZ Bank Retired Officers’ Club. John died at Cabrini Hospital on 14 September 2014.

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Allan Rex CLELAND (’45) was born on 13 May 1928 at Douscourt, 210 Cecil Street, South Melbourne. Known as Rex, he attended Scotch from 1938 to 1945. He was a member of the 1940 Junior School cricket and football teams. Also at Scotch were Rex’s brother Harry (SC 1943-47) and nephew Warren (SC 1969-71). Rex was a stationer. He died on 7 April 2015.

Jack CLUTTERBUCK (’42) was born at Manly, New South Wales, on 5 June 1924. He attended Scotch in 1941. Jack served in the RAAF from 1942 to 1946 and was demobilised as a flying officer. On 1 October 1955 he married Betty June Dennis at Scotch. Jack was a salesman. He was a long-serving treasurer and life member of the RSL branch at Brighton, South Australia. Jack died on 10 December 2014.

David Alexander COBHAM (’47) was born at Kew on 7 July 1930, the son of an assistant claims agent with Victorian Railways. He attended Scotch from 1944 to 1946. Also at Scotch was his brother Alan (known as Ben; SC 1947-53). David became a merchant service officer. He died at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, on 23 April 2015.

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George Robert COCHRANE (’35) was born at Ararat on 16 April 1917, the son of Scotch teacher Thomas Cochrane (born 12 November 1865, staff 1927-35, died 2 March 1953). Known as Bob, he attended Scotch from 1927 to 1935. Bob was editor of the 1935 Scotch Collegian and was a 1935 Prefect. Bob returned to Scotch as a French teacher from 1940 to 1942.

From 1942 to 1945 Bob served in the army as a private. On 19 December 1945 he married Kathleen Joan Patterson at the Presbyterian Church, Auchenflower, Queensland. In 1953 Bob was a lecturer in phonetics at Queensland University’s Department of Modern Languages, and he became a senior lecturer in English at that university. In the May 2015 Great Scot he was listed as the 13th oldest known living Old Boy. However, it was not then known that Bob – who lived at Chapel Hill, Queensland – had died in Queensland on 9 December 2014.

John Meyrick Miller CORBET (’44) was born at Caulfield on 23 October 1925 and attended Scotch from 1940 to 1942. Also at Scotch were his half-brothers Lancelot Miller Corbet (born 19 April 1898, SC 1915, died 30 January 1990) and Clive Miller Corbet (born 31 May 1907, SC 1922-24, died 19 July 1996), nephew Philip (SC 1961-65) and great-nephews Linton (SC 1992-97), Chris (SC 1994-99) and Richard (SC 1997-2002). John became an engineer. He died on 27 August 2014.

Rev. Norman George CURRY AM was born at Hawthorn on 16 January 1931 and attended Melbourne High School. He became an Anglican minister. On 20 December 1952 he married Nancy Frances Batt at Wesley Church, Melbourne. She died on 11 October 1991. Norman was a member of the Scotch College Council from 1989 to 2003, including being Vice Chairman from December 1995 to December 2003. His time on Council was a busy one, with Scotch’s biggest building programme since coming to Hawthorn commencing in his first year on Council and in its final stages when he left. Norman died on 11 July 2011.

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Andrew DONALDSON (’57) was born at St Helen’s private hospital, 1 Lewisham Road, Windsor, on 5 July 1939, the son of warehouseman, managing director and Old Boy William Kenneth Donaldson (born 6 May 1899, SC 1914-17, died 15 October 1949). Andrew attended Glamorgan and Geelong Grammar School (1945-49) before attending Scotch from 1950 to 1956.

His many relatives at Scotch included Wilson cousins Ralph (SC 1943-47) and David (SC 1948-50), uncle David Leith Bell (born 20 December 1909, SC 1924-25, killed 1 July 1942 on the SS Montevideo Maru in World War II), and nephew Nick Linden (SC 1982-89).

On 10 September 1966 Andrew married Margaret Alison Campbell at Scotch. Andrew was a manager. He died at St Andrew’s Memorial Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, on 11 July 2015.

Franz Ludwig DURRA JP (’48) was born at Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland) on 16 September 1930, the son of a woodwork teacher. He attended Scotch from 1942 to 1948 as a member of Lawson House, which became Lawson-MacFarland House during his time. He later became known as Frank. Frank joined the Old Scotch Collegians’ Lodge in 1966 and joined Probus in 1994. His sons attended Haileybury College. Frank died on 13 May 2015. His partner Evelyn wrote:

Seeing the rise of Nazism, Frank’s family fled to England in 1935, leaving in 1939 to arrive in Australia two days before the start of World War II. Frank entered the Junior School under Mr Waller, beginning the happiest days of his life. Frank enjoyed the Cadet Corps and music, gaining a scholarship in violin study under Issy Spivakovski. He formed a German speaking choir which performed at Foundation Day Concerts, and backed his basso profundo renditions of arias from The Magic Flute by Mozart at the Melbourne Town Hall. Frank matriculated in 1948.

In 1952 Frank went to England to further, among other things, his pursuit of singing. In Australia Frank was appointed lay reader and cantor at Temple Beth Israel Liberal Synagogue, serving it for over 25 years, continuing his singing studies under its director of music, Dr Herrman Schildberger.

Frank was a well-known freelance auctioneer, conducting his city-based real estate agency for many years.

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Nairne Guthrie ELDER (’61) was born at Jessie McPherson Community Hospital, Melbourne on 13 April 1943, the son of medical practitioner and Old Boy Nairne Guthrie Elder (born 7 December 1909, SC 1919-26, died 7 January 2002). He attended Scotch from 1956 to 1961 and was open mile champion in 1961. He was a member of the 1960 and 1961 Athletics teams.

Relations at Scotch included his brother James (SC 1970-75), cousins David (SC 1949-53) and Ken (SC 1961-66), uncle James Lorimer Elder (born 27 June 1908, SC 1919-23, died 25 December 1995), grandfather Nairne Guthrie Elder (born 11 November 1869, SC 1879-?, died 5 December 1910), great-uncles John Nairne Elder (born 1 January 1865, SC 1878-?, died 12 June 1946) and William Elder (born 23 September 1866, SC 1879-?, died 14 January 1945) and nephews Sam (SC 1998-2003), William (SC 2001-06), Edward (SC 2004-09) and Andrew (SC 2006-11).

In 1970 Nairne gave up running for motorcycle racing in the United Kingdom. He was an engineer. Nairne died on 21 July 2015.

John James FOSTER (’46) was born at Barham, New South Wales on 8 March 1929, the son of a member of the Australian Military Forces. He attended Scotch from 1942 to 1945. John became a motor trimmer and spent his life in Barham. He died on 8 March 2015.

James Macpherson FYFE (’47) was born at Glasgow, Scotland on 16 April 1928. Known as Jim, he attended Scotch from 1945 to 1946. Also at Scotch were his brother Gordon Stewart Fyfe (born 4 May 1930, SC 1945-47, died 18 April 2012) and nephews Andrew (SC 1970-74) and Donald (SC 1972-75). Jim was a farmer at Berwick, and later lived at Perry Bridge. He died at the Sale Hospital, Sale, on 17 February 2015.

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Gordon David Maurice GOLDBERG (’54) was born at the Mercy Hospital, East Melbourne, on 30 May 1938 and attended Scotch from 1951 to 1955. Also at Scotch were his brother Jim (SC 1953-57) and nephew Richard (SC 1981-89). He married Kerry Margaret Palmer at Melbourne’s Old Mint on 2 August 1975.

At school Gordon was an excellent scholar, an effective debater and a keen Scout. This latter interest led him to volunteer to be a cub master while he was an undergraduate.

Living in Ormond College (1956-61), he graduated BA Hons (1959) and LLB Hons (1962), with an LLM from Cambridge University. He undertook articles with Phillips Fox and Masel in 1962 and was admitted to practice in 1963.

Gordon spent half his career practising law as a solicitor in Richmond and half as an academic lawyer in the United Kingdom. At various times he had one-year stints teaching law at Birmingham, Exeter, Strathclyde and Reading Universities, ending with a 13-year period at the University of Buckingham where he was reader in law. He was a stimulating and inspiring teacher, both to his articled clerks and later to his university students.

His classmate Robin Stewardson added:

He was a bon vivant, and a shared meal with Gordon was always accompanied by interesting and stimulating conversation, laced with learning and humour. In many ways very easy going, he had strong views, particularly about the law and the superiority of the common law over statute law. He argued strenuously for principles he believed in.

Gordon returned to Australia in 2008 and lived in Warnbro, Western Australia, from which he made frequent travels, until his death there on 13 June 2015.

John Edwin Denis GROVE (’49) was born at Albany, Western Australia on 14 September 1931 and attended Scotch in 1947. He returned to Western Australia, where he was a policeman and detective. John died on 5 August 2014.

Frederic David Ashley HAIG (’43) was born at Elsternwick on 23 June 1925. He attended Carey Baptist Grammar School (1936-38) before attending Scotch from 1939 to 1941. Also at Scotch was his brother Bryan (SC 1939-42). Frederic served in the RAAF from 1944 to 1945 and was demobilised as a leading aircraftman. He became a manager. Frederic died on 15 April 2014 after a long illness.

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Ernest Richard HARRISSON (’49) was born at Brighton on 30 October 1932, the son of an SEC employee. Known as Richard or Dick, he attended Scotch from 1940 until 28 August 1942, returned on 5 February 1946 on a Junior Government Scholarship and left in 1949. He was a boarder in Arthur Robinson House and a member of Littlejohn House. Dick was a member of the Swimming team from 1947 to 1949, Captain of the 2nd Hockey team and was a 1949 Library Committee member. On 19 February 1955 he married Lillian Patricia Naismith at Scotch.

Dick graduated BCom (1955) from Melbourne University. He was working with Burrough’s business machines in 1957 and by 1962 was living in West Ryde, New South Wales. For 28 years until retiring in 1990 he worked for the PA Consulting Group at Sydney, Melbourne and Kerikeri, New Zealand.

A keen sailor, he was vice-president of the Corsair Association (1968-72) and its national president (1972-73), treasurer of the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (1973-74), sailing chairman of the Weiti Boating Club (1977-84) and treasurer of the Kerikeri Cruising Club. Dick was thrice Victorian champion in Corsair class sailing and club champion in several classes over 40 years. Dick died at home at Kerikeri, New Zealand, on 29 August 2014.

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Andrew John HAYES (’81) was born at Coleraine on 6 February 1964, the son of an inspector and grazier. He attended Scotch from 1980 to 1981 as a boarder in McMeckan House and as a member of Littlejohn House. Also at Scotch was his brother Rohan (SC 1983-86). He studied business at Bendigo CAE then worked for the National Australia Bank, becoming a senior settlements analyst in the market settlements division.

Andrew married Karen Maree McBride at St Augustine’s Church, Yarraville on 29 April 2000 and they lived at Sanctuary Lakes in a house he designed. Andrew loved outdoor pursuits including hunting, camping, four-wheel driving and motorcycle touring. He motorcycled with friends through New Zealand, Tasmania and the European Alps.

Andrew was riding his motorcycle back from Fraser Island when he collided with a car which had moved onto the wrong side of Pierces Creek Road, Emu Creek, Queensland. Andrew died as a result of the collision on 24 March 2015.

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James Sutherland HENDERSON (’32) was born at Dundee, Scotland on 20 December 1914, the son of a fitter. Known as Jim, he came to Australia with his parents in 1925. He attended Scotch from 1928 to 1931, when he passed his Leaving Certificate. Jim worked as a clerk in a law firm before serving in the AIF from 1940 to 1945. He married Edith Powell at the Prahran Presbyterian Church on 23 March 1940. Edith died on 15 September 1986. Their sons attended Haileybury College. A Rat of Tobruk, Jim endured the siege and the remainder of the war without any apparent neuroses. He was demobilised as a sergeant, but remained in the army as a professional soldier until his retirement with the rank of major. Jim was a committed member of the Presbyterian and later Uniting Church as a church elder and parish councillor. He was active in various community groups.

Jim lived in Canberra, where he proudly took part in its 100th Anzac Day parade as a 100-year-old digger. He was Scotch’s second oldest known living Old Boy, and very proud of the fact. Jim died at Canberra on 6 May 2015.

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Oliver George HOBSON (’39) was born at Yarram on 25 September 1921, the son of a farmer. He attended Scotch from 1936 to 1938 as a boarder in School House and as a member of Littlejohn House. Oliver was a 1938 Dramatic Society member involved in one-act plays.

Also at Scotch were his brothers Geoffrey Edwin Hobson (born 4 August 1923, SC 1939-41, died 18 June 1996) and Eric Trevor Hobson (born 18 September 1927, SC 1943-46, died 2 July 2010). Oliver served in the army and the AIF from 1942 to 1945 and was demobilised as a sergeant. He became a manufacturer. Oliver died on 15 August 2014.

John William HOWLEY (’55) was born at the Mercy Hospital, East Melbourne on 21 May 1938 and attended Scotch from 1950 to 1956. Also at Scotch was his brother David (SC 1950-58). John was a manager. He married Anne Penelope McFadyen at Scotch on 13 March 1975 and a grandson is booked to attend Scotch. John died on 8 May 2015.

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Harry ISER (’42) was born at Bendigo on 11 February 1924, the son of a timber merchant. He attended Scotch from 1938 to 1941 as a boarder in McMeckan and Arthur Robinson Houses, and as a member of Littlejohn House. Harry was 1938 Class Captain of Form Vd, 1940 Captain of VIIb and 1941 Captain of VII-VIII. Also at Scotch were his brothers Leslie William Iser (born 6 April 1917, SC 1932-34, died 19 July 2012) and Tom (SC 1932-35) and great-nephews David (SC 1984-89), Matthew (SC 1993) and Peter SC 1994-99). Harry served in the AIF from 1943 to 1946 and was demobilised as a gunner.

On 14 October 1950 he married Meg Curnow at St Paul’s Church, Bendigo. Harry worked in the family business, Hume & Iser Pty Ltd, in Bendigo as a timber merchant, eventually becoming its managing director. He died on 28 September 2014.

Archibald Evan William JACKSON (’37) was born at Ascot Vale on 21 August 1919 and attended Scotch in 1934. Archie served in the AIF from 1939 to 1943 and was demobilised as a lance bombardier. He became a manager. Archie died in his sleep on 4 April 2015.

Mark Lewis Hyman JACOBS (’54) was born at Mordialloc on 12 September 1935, the son of a furrier. He attended Caulfield Grammar School (1941-43) and attended Scotch from 1944 until May 1952 as a member of Monash House. Mark became a managing director. He lived at Woollahra, New South Wales, and died on 12 September 2014.

Lawrence Spencer Johnston JARVIS (’39) was born at Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales on 19 June 1921, the son of a managing salesman. Known as Laurie, he attended Scotch from 11 February 1936 until May 1936 when he moved to Sydney to attend Sydney Grammar School (1936-37).

He served in the AIF from 1941 to 1945 and was demobilised as a sapper in the 2/1 Australian Railway Construction Company. In Egypt he worked on keeping the Suez Canal open, built bridges at Aleppo and built roads in New Guinea. On 31 July 1945 Laurie married Kathleen Francis Lewis at St Oswald’s Anglican Church, Haberfield, New South Wales.

Laurie was a manufacturer who ran Jarvis Tubular Products (Aust.) Pty Ltd. He lived at Narrabeen, New South Wales, and died on 11 May 2015.

Ian Wallace JOHNSON (’55) was born on 6 November 1937 and attended Scotch from 1950 to 1952. Known as Wally, he returned to Scotch to marry Judith Ethel McLean on 11 November 1961. Wally was a cartage contractor. He died at the Geelong Hospital, Geelong, on 15 January 2014 after a short illness.

Alexander Dunbar JONES (’44) was born at Traralgon on 7 March 1926. Known as Alec, he attended Scotch from 1942 to 1943 as a boarder in School House and as a member of Littlejohn House. Alec was a farmer at Tinamba. He died at the Maffra Hospital, Maffra, on 24 May 2015.

Campbell Maltby JONES (’37) was born at Swan Hill on 17 August 1919, the son of a carrier. He attended Albury Grammar School (now Scots College Albury) and then boarded at Scotch from 1934 to 1936 as a member of Littlejohn House. He left Scotch when he contracted appendicitis and peritonitis, going to France to recuperate, where he spent six weeks at a scout camp. Having missed a lot of school he did not return to Scotch.

Also at Scotch were his brothers Stretton (SC 1934-39), Thomas Bruce Jones (born 2 February 1925, SC 1935-40, died 22 February 1976), and William Russell Jones (born 2 October 1930, SC 1943-46, died 14 February 2015) and nephews Stretton (SC 1967-71), Rowan (SC 1971-74) and Russell (SC 1972-77).

Campbell joined the army in 1940 and served in the AIF from 1941 to 1946. He was demobilised as a warrant officer class 2. On 26 April 1948 Campbell married Marjory Joyce Henderson at Scotch. His jobs included being a depot manager, a labourer and a welder. Campbell lived at Warracknabeal and died on 12 July 2015.

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Patricia KENNISON (Staff 1979-84) was born on 2 December 1932. She had various duties at Scotch between 14 March 1979 and 7 December 1984, including being a clerical assistant to teachers Baxter Holly, Colin Black and Mick Eggleston. Patricia died on 1 April 2014.

Sir Harold Murray KNIGHT DSC KBE (’36). Harrold's obituary appears on page 69.

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Christopher Anthony KNOX (’66) was born at St Andrew’s Hospital, East Melbourne on 22 February 1949, the son of a senior partner at J B Were & Son. Chris attended Knox Grammar School before attending Scotch from 1964 to 1966. Chris married Carla Caramia at Scotch on 3 March 1973. In 1986 they moved to Castle Hill, New South Wales. Chris was the owner of Show Off Promotions, and won the Parramatta Awards for Business Excellence in 1995.

In 2001 he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and worked part-time for the Coeliac Society (NSW and ACT), coming up with the idea for the Coeliac Gluten Free Expo at Sydney’s Olympic Park. It has run for a decade. Chris died at Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales on 18 August 2014 after his long struggle with MS.

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Dr Peter KUDELKA (’49) was born at Vienna, Austria on 31 May 1932, the son of a government medical official. He attended Scotch from 1946 to 1949 after winning a 1946 Entrance Scholarship. Peter was a boarder in Arthur Robinson House and a member of Littlejohn House. He was a rower, a Scout, and a member of the 1948 and 1949 Scotch Collegian Editorial Committees.

Also at Scotch were his brother Walter (SC 1948-53), sons Peter (SC 1967-78) and Michael (SC 1972-83) and grandsons Oscar (SC 2002-14), and Rupert and Jack (both Year 11). Another grandson attended Melbourne Grammar School. Peter graduated MBBS (1955) from Melbourne University and was made a fellow (FRCS 1959, FRACS 1961). Peter was an orthopaedic surgeon.

He was a wing commander in the RAAF Reserve and a member of the Kooyong Tennis Club and the Ski Club of Victoria. On 6 April 1957 Peter married Patricia Lorraine Burn at St David’s Anglican Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania, and on 18 March 1999 he married Jennifer Anne Gust at Butleigh Wootton, Kew. He died on 2 April 2015 after a long illness.

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Bruce Adamson LAING (’44) was born at home at 1 Toorak Avenue, Toorak on 22 February 1927, the son of Scotch Bursar (1948-53) and Old Boy Alexander Bruce Cooper Laing (born 25 February 1890, SC 1904-06, died 21 January 1958). He attended Scotch from 1934 to 1943.

He was a 1936 and 1937 Junior School Class Captain, a 1939 Junior School Treble Choir member, 1943 Form Captain of VIII Literature and a 1943 Scotch Collegian Editorial Committee member.

Also at Scotch were Bruce’s brother Alexander Andrew Laing (born 26 November 1924, SC 1933-40, died 21 January 2008), cousins John Alexander Laing (born 4 June 1919, SC 1926-37, killed 3 January 1941 in the Battle of Bardia, Libya in World War II) and Gordon McIver Laing (born 8 February 1927, SC 1933-42, killed 4 July 1954 at Spa, Belgium while racing his motorcycle), uncle John Bruce Laing (born 2 February 1892, SC 1904-11, died 24 July 1967) and grandfather William Thomas Wright (born 14 June 1863, SC 1878-81, died 27 September 1922).

In 1945 Bruce served in the RAAF as a leading aircraftman. On 7 January 1950 Bruce married Dorothy Loft at Scotch. He was a journalist at The Argus then was a copywriter at radio station 3XY. He became a professional songwriter for pop, country, jazz and ballads. His first royalties were received for Wander Off To Warbie, which Bert Newton played on 3UZ. Bruce died at home at Salisbury Nursing Home, Upper Beaconsfield on 2 April 2014.

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Dr Frederick David LANG (’48) was born on 21 March 1929 and attended Scotch from 1 April 1935 until 11 December 1935 and from 9 February 1937 to 1948. Known as David, he was a 1947 and 1948 Cadet Lieutenant. Also at Scotch were his sons Anthony (SC 1964-75) and Tim (SC 1966-77). David was a medical practitioner. He died at home at St Kilda Road, Melbourne on 4 May 2015.

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Robert John (Luke) LANIGAN (’58) was born at St Helens, Lewisham Road, Windsor, on 18 July 1940, the son of tally clerk Vernon John Lanigan, a top athlete at Xavier College who rowed in the 1st VIIIs of 1918 and 1919, with the latter being the only Head of the River dead heat in a final. It was against Scotch, which won the row-off. Robert’s mates saw a penny dreadful comic entitled Loop Lanigan Rides Again at an East Malvern newsagent and were inspired to call him Luke Lanigan.

Luke attended Scotch from 1954 to 1957 as a member of Morrison House. He played in the 1st XVIIIs of 1956 (a premiership team) and 1957. Luke’s 1st XVIII debut was against Xavier at Xavier, where his father pointed out his own name on many honour boards, and fielded questions from confused Old Xaverian classmates about the Lanigan playing for Scotch. (Luke’s parents’ Catholic-Presbyterian union had been forbidden by his maternal grandmother until – after 20 years’ courtship – they married against her wishes.)

On 1 February 1958 aged 17 Luke married Jeanette Rochelle Fulton at St Oswald’s Anglican Church, Glen Iris. He worked on the waterfront for over 40 years, beginning at Bridgeford’s Shipping Agents (1961-88), where he did the paperwork for loading and unloading ships, and for 10 years until 1998 he worked for Brambles Shipping.

Luke lived at Maffra and died at the Maffra District Hospital on 14 July 2015 after a long illness. At his funeral his Scotch cap was on his coffin beside the Scotch scarf made by his wife.

Dr Donald Tom LARSEN-DISNEY (’44) was born on 9 February 1927. He attended Caulfield Grammar School from 1934 to 1935 and from Term 3, 1936 to 1942. Donald attended Scotch in Terms 1 and 2, 1936 as Donald Tom Larsen before the blue and white of CGS drew him back. Donald was a medical practitioner who lived at Ballarat. He died on 12 December 2014.

Samuel David LAWRENCE (’03) was born at Melbourne on 8 July 1985, the son of medical practitioners. Known as Samma, he attended Scotch from 1991 to 2003. Also at Scotch were his brother Toby (SC 1989-2000), Morgan cousins Hamish (SC 1993-2005) and Lachlan (SC 1999-2011), uncle Rohan Bacon (SC 1971-74) and grandfather John Ferguson Bacon (born 16 February 1924, SC 1939-40, died 12 November 1978). Samma died at home on 14 May 2015.

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Herbert Douglas LINDSAY (’37) was born at Inglenook, Coppin Street, East Malvern on 6 March 1918. Known as Bert, he attended Scotch from 5 June 1928 to December 1934. Also at Scotch was his brother Ian Francis Lindsay (born 13 June 1913, SC 1928-31, died 23 January 1986). On 21 September 1950 he married Alice Colman at Scotch. Bert was a commonwealth public servant until retiring in 1983.

He was listed in the May 2015 Great Scot as Scotch’s 19th oldest known living Old Boy, but it was not then known that he had died on 28 May 2014.

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Kenneth James LONG (’70) was born on 15 April 1953 and attended Scotch on a Minor Entrance Scholarship from 1965 to 1970 as a member of Morrison House. Also at Scotch were his brothers Michael (SC 1973-78) and Peter (SC 1975-80). A son attended Trinity Grammar School.

Ken graduated from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Engineering (1974) and from RMIT with a Graduate Diploma of Innovation and Service Management (1995). He was an engineer and a Telstra change manager. Ken died at Caritas Christi, Kew, on 7 April 2015 after a short illness.

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Harold LOVIG (’45) was born at Melbourne on 8 February 1928 and attended Scotch from 25 April 1939 until Term 2, 1944 as a member of MacFarland House. He was a member of the 1940 Junior School Football team, the 1942 and 1943 Athletics teams and the 2nd XVIII. Harold was 1944 Form Captain of Intermediate Arithmetic. On 25 October 1952 he married Thelma Lavinia Taylor at Scotch. She died on 22 November 2001.

Harold ran a family transport and storage business in South Melbourne for over 40 years and was an instructor and teacher in industrial skills at Holmesglen TAFE. He was an external examiner for earth moving and industrial equipment for the Department of Labour. Harold was a volunteer on the restoration of the Polly Woodside for more than 13 years. He died on 17 July 2015.

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Alastair Field LUCAS AO (’69) was born at the Mercy Hospital, East Melbourne on 8 May 1952, the son of advertising agent and Old Boy Charles Hugh Lucas (born 4 May 1911, SC 1924-28, died 5 June 1966). He attended Camberwell Grammar School (1957-60) and Scotch (1961-69).

Also at Scotch were his brother Charles (SC 1961-67), uncle Marshall Lucas (born 25 March 1914, SC 1927-30, died 15 December 1952), great-grandfather John Charles Field (born 3 October 1848, SC 1865-68, died 1 July 1937) whose written challenge to Melbourne Grammar School in 1868 started the Head of the River, and first cousin thrice removed William Lindsay Field (born 29 July 1856, SC 1874-?, died 16 February 1922).

For 22 years from 1981 Alastair worked for Macquarie Bank, becoming chairman of its investment banking group (2001-03). He was a director of Toll Holdings Ltd (2003-06) and in 2004 was appointed co-chair of Goldman Sachs’ investment banking unit, becoming vice-chairman and managing director of Goldman Sachs JB Were Pty Ltd.

Alastair joined the board in 1998 and was chairman of the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health (2002-14). He was founding chairman of the Medical Research Future Fund Action Group, co-founder and chairman of Cell Care Australia, a board member of Research Australia, and helped to develop philanthropic engagement with the Medical Research Foundation. He was a director of Fauna and Flora International Australia and a member of the Commonwealth Government’s Takeovers Panel from 2004.

Alastair was involved in animal welfare through groups including (founding) Australia for Dolphins, the Jane Goodall Institute, the Lort Smith Animal Hospital and Animals Australia. On 13 June 2011 he was appointed an AM which was upgraded to an AO on 8 June 2015. (See the Queens’ Birthday awards in this edition of Great Scot.) He was a generous philanthropist. Alastair was diagnosed with brain cancer, and died on 6 July 2015.

Ann Brett (nee Charlton) LYNCH (Staff 1980-85) was born on 13 December 1936. She worked at Scotch in the Junior School library in 1980, 1981 and 1985. Ann was the wife of David (SC 1947-?), mother of Andrew (SC 1980-87) and aunt of Charlton brothers James (SC 1984-88) and Hugh (SC 1987-98). She died on 19 June 2014.

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Hamish Eager MACMILLAN (’53). Hamish’s son James wrote:

Hamish was born at Surrey Hills on 1 September 1936. He attended Scotch from 1946 to 1953 as a member of Morrison House. Hamish was 1948 Junior School Captain of Form IVd and matriculated in 1953 as Dux of Accounting. He was a 1953 school choir and Library Committee member and a Scout.

Also at Scotch were his brother John (SC 1944-50), cousin Donald Robertson Thomson Macmillan (born 5 January 1928, staff 1959-87, died 19 November 2004), sons James (SC 1976- 81), Cameron (SC 1981-87) and Peter (SC 1986-91), nephews Andrew (SC 1973-79) and Robert (SC 1977-82), and Richard Senior (SC 1976-79), great-nephews Jamie (SC 2004-09), Tim (SC 2007-12) and Angus (Year 8). A grandson is booked to attend Scotch.

Hamish worked with Walker’s accounting in Melbourne while studying chartered accountancy by correspondence. He joined Melbourne’s Orr Martin & Waters, becoming a partner in 1973 and retiring in 2006.

Hamish married Claire Charlton Macgibbon at the Canterbury Presbyterian Church on 8 April 1961. They built and lived in Boronia, with a place at his beloved Point Lonsdale.

Hamish was 1974 Knox Citizen of the Year for services to the Ferntree Gully and District Tennis Association (later the Eastern Region Tennis Association, which made him a life member).

The family moved to Blackburn in 1979. He was a member of the audit committee of the Uniting Church of Australia (Synod of Victoria; 1984-99).

Inaugural treasurer of the Victorian Tennis Association and a member of the Melbourne and Olympic Park Trust, Hamish was president of Tennis Victoria (1996-2004) and a member of the Tennis Australia council (1985-2004). He was a trustee of the Melbourne and Olympic Park Trust and a life member of Tennis Victoria.

Hamish loved watching Collingwood, or his beloved Old Scotch Football Club. He was a member of the OSFC, the MCC and Royal South Yarra Tennis Club. Hamish attended OSCA dinners and regularly met classmates until Alzheimer’s disease intervened. Hamish died as a result of it on 4 June 2015.

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Colin Duncan MACRAE (’63) was born at St George’s Hospital, Kew on 30 September 1946, the son of managing director and Old Boy Ian Farquhar Macrae (born 16 July 1905, SC 1918-22, died 2 November 2001). Colin attended Scotch from 1954 to 1963 as a member of Morrison House.

Also at Scotch were his brothers John (SC 1947-56) and Finlay (SC 1957-67), cousins Ian (SC 1967-73) and Alistair (SC 1969-74), uncles Frederick John Learmonth Macrae (born 14 May 1884, SC 1903, died 6 January 1973), Finlay Alexander Macrae (born 17 January 1908, SC 1918-27, died 7 October 2002), Stanley Calvert Macrae (born 16 January 1912, SC 1922-29, died 19 May 1940 in an RAAF training crash at Werribee in World War II) and Donald Murray Macrae (born 16 September 1913, SC 1925-30, died 15 March 1988), and nephews Alistair (SC 1989-94) and Glen (SC 1993-98).

On 21 December 1968 Colin married Judith Ann (Jann) Breidahl at the Toorak Presbyterian Church. Colin died in a hospital at Brisbane, Queensland on 4 June 2015.

His brother Finlay wrote:

Colin participated in hockey, rowing and Scotch life. Scouting gave him an abiding love for the outdoors, sailing and nature. Studying Melbourne University engineering, he chose agriculture, blending these interests. Colin had government positions responsible for irrigation in northern Victoria, and to Queensland, where he consulted to the pig and poultry industry. He managed an engineering firm based in Toowoomba for several decades, making grain silos for much of eastern Australia.

In Colin’s twilight years he thrived as a pilot driver, supporting the transport of large equipment all across Australia. Colin was a dedicated member of each of his Uniting Church communities, and a mentor to many, supporting them in times of need. Colin died after a short battle with cancer, only four months after his last contract, driving across the Nullarbor ahead of a large machinery move.

Bruce Neil MACTIER (’59) was born at Bendigo on 3 October 1941, the son of farmer and Old Boy James Oliver Mactier (born 22 December 1913, SC 1927-28, died 8 June 1987). He attended Scotch as a boarder and member of Littlejohn House from 1955 to 1958.

Relatives at Scotch included his brother Ross (SC 1954-57), uncle Robert Douglas Mactier (born 7 May 1918, SC 1933-34, died 20 March 2003), nephew Alastair (SC 1982-88) and second cousin John Gerrand (SC 1957-59).

Bruce was a real estate agent. A son attended Brighton Grammar School. Bruce died on 20 April 2015.

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Russell Sloane MARTIN (’47) was born at Kew on 27 September 1929, the son of an electrical engineer. He won a 1944 Junior Entrance Scholarship and attended Scotch from 1944 to 1947 as a member of Morrison House. Russell loved everything about Scotch, especially singing in choirs. On 3 December 1955 Russell married Barbara Lynn Bennett at Scotch. Their sons attended Scotch, Guy (SC 1971-74) and Julian (SC 1972-76) and also grandson James Watkinson (SC 2007-12).

Russell was an accountant and became finance director of Australian publicly listed company Nicholas Kiwi, later taking on a range of directorships and advisory roles. He was active in choirs and was a board member and treasurer of Task Force Community Agency and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir. Russell died on 26 June 2015.

Russell Lane MASON (’63) was born at St Andrew’s Hospital, East Melbourne on 21 September 1945 and attended Scotch from 1958 to 1961. Also at Scotch were his brother Donald (SC 1955-58), cousin David Rosefield (SC 1954-61) and Greensill nephews Andrew (SC 1994-99) and William (SC 1999-2000). Russell was a hotel manager. He began at Melbourne’s Hyatt then Jupiter’s, and last managed the Emerald Hotel at Noosa Heads. Russell died of progressive supranuclear palsy at home at Southbank on 4 January 2015.

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David George McBAIN (’38) was born at St Leonards Private Hospital, Turner Street, Caulfield on 11 January 1921 and attended Scotch from 30 May 1933 until December 1934. He was a member of the 1934 Junior School football team. David was a horticulturist. He lived at Merbein and died on 17 August 2014.

Robert Clarence Graham McGOWAN (’34) was born at Williamstown on 28 February 1917 and attended Scotch from 1932 to 1933. Known as Graham, he served in the AIF from 1942 to 1946 and was demobilised as a warrant officer class 2. Graham was an accountant at D G Bain. He was listed in the May 2015 Great Scot as Scotch’s 12th oldest known living Old Boy. Graham died on 8 May 2015.

Donald Lindsay McINDOE (’42) was born at Leongatha on 13 June 1924, the son of a farmer. He boarded at Scotch from 1941 to 1942 in School House as a member of Littlejohn House. Don left Scotch to return to the family farm as his older brothers served in World War II. They were Robert Edward McIndoe (born 8 January 1921, SC 1938-39, died 23 December 2007) and Alastair Vane McIndoe (born 18 October 1922, SC 1940-41, died 15 August 2008).

Also at Scotch were his cousin William (SC 1952-54), nephew Ward (SC 1966-68) and great-nephew Stewart Mitchell (SC 1984-86). On 9 January 1953 Don married Catherine Peggy Kee at Scotch. He farmed at Authoringa, Leongatha. Don died at Koorooman House, Leongatha on 23 April 2015.

Malcolm MCKENZIE (’49) was born at Port Lincoln, South Australia on 26 August 1931 and attended Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, and Haileybury College before attending Scotch from 1945 to 1948 as a member of Morrison House. He played in the 5th XVIII and was a member of the school orchestra and choir. On 1 December 1956 at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Wellington, New Zealand he married Jill Adele Currie.

In 1960 Malcolm became a certified practising accountant. He was the Australian representative of Finlay Forest Industries Inc. In 1973 he became president of the Federal District Football League. Malcolm died on 4 July 2014.

Edward Henderson McLEOD (’34) was born at Echuca on 26 February 1917, the son of bank manager and Old Boy Hector John McLeod (born 16 August 1891, SC 1907, died 2 April 1918). Known as Ted, he attended Scotch from 1932 to 1933 as a member of Morrison House. Also at Scotch were his brother Don (SC 1930-32) and son James (SC 1952-61).

Ted joined the army in 1940 and served as a private. On 15 February 1941 he married Jessie Carter at Scotch. Ted was a wine and spirit merchant. He was president of the Retail Liquor Merchants’ Association (1964-75) and a member of the Prahran Rotary Club (1970-80). Immediately before his death on 18 July 2015 Ted was Scotch’s 8th oldest known living Old Boy. He had shared the unique honour with his brother of being the only Old Boy brothers to appear simultaneously in Scotch’s Top 25 Oldest Known Living Old Boys’ list.

Alan Sydney MORRIS (’48) was born at Sydney, New South Wales on 12 April 1930, the son of an insurance official. He attended Scotch from 1942 to 1946 and worked as a clerk. Alan married Beverley Anne Edwards at Scotch on 11 October 1957. She died on 2 February 2006. Alan died on 20 January 2014.

Gerald Neil MURPHY ED (’41) was born at Werribee on 14 December 1924 and attended Scotch from 1938 to 1940 as a member of Morrison House. He was known as Neil. Also at Scotch was his brother Lawrence Arthur Murphy (born 18 August 1923, SC 1938-39, died 2 October 2012).

Neil served in the RAAF from 1944 to 1945 and was demobilised as a leading aircraftman. He was a member of the Royal Australian Engineers supply reserve (1955-69). Neil graduated FMTC in engineering from RMIT (1947) and with a Master of Science from London City University (1975) majoring in noise control.

Neil was a fitter and turner and later an engineer for Vic Rail (1942-43 and 1945-69). He worked in rolling stock, investigations and the drawing office. Neil was a senior lecturer at RMIT until his retirement in 1985. He died on 21 June 2015.

Dr Alister Rutherfurd Lee NEIL (’50) was born at Sydney, New South Wales on 12 April 1932, the son of staff superintendent and Old Boy Alan Lee Neil (born 30 July 1904, SC 1919-22, died 16 March 1968). He attended Camberwell Grammar School (1938-45), Scotch (1946-50; Monash House) and Melbourne High School, from which he matriculated. Alister was 1950 Form Captain of IXa and a member of the 1950 2nd XVIII.

Relations at Scotch included his brothers Murray (SC 1945-52), Brian (SC 1950-58) and John (SC 1950-60), sons Philip (SC 1973-78), Robert (SC 1976-81) and David (SC 1980-85), nephews Cameron (SC 1981-86), James (SC 1981-86), Stephen (SC 1983-88), Peter (SC 1985-90), Duncan (SC 1983-90) and Jonathan (SC 1988-93), and Eddy nephews Andrew (SC 1972-77), Jon (SC 1973-78) and Matthew (SC 1976-81) and great-nephew Jeremy Taylor (Year 10). Grandsons attend Camberwell Grammar School.

Alister was a medical practitioner who worked at the Mont Albert Medical Centre for 47 years. He died on 18 July 2015 after a short illness.

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Ian Eric OCCLESHAW (’45) was born at Murrumbeena on 22 February 1928, the son of an optician. He attended Scotch from 1940 to 1943 as a member of Morrison House and was a member of the 1943 Tennis team. Ian played tennis for Victoria in the 1947 Linton Cup. On 17 February 1950 Ian married Fay Estelle Chamberlin at Scotch. She died on 19 May 1960. On 14 May 1959 Ian married Marie Patricia Henshaw.

Ian played in the Australian tennis championships (later the Australian Open) and was beaten by Frank Sedgman. He was a pioneering professional tennis coach, and a founding member, president, secretary, life member, hall of fame member and inaugural legend of the Tennis Coaches of Victoria. Ian died on 29 March 2015 after a short illness.

Geoffrey Robert PARKER (’49) was born at Geelong on 16 March 1932, the son of a business manager. He attended Scotch from 1939 to 1948. Also at Scotch was his brother John Leslie Parker (born 3 April 1930, SC 1939-46, died 15 August 2008). On 21 April 1964 he married Elizabeth Stephens at Sutherlands Creek. A son attended Geelong College. Geoff was a staff supervisor and administration manager at Dalgety. He died at the McKellar Centre, North Geelong on 3 July 2015.

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Walter John PATON (’32) was born at 554 Canning Street, North Carlton on 29 November 1914, the son of a cabinet maker. He attended Scotch from 1926 to 1932. Also at Scotch was his brother Charles Ronald Paton (born 20 February 1922, SC 1928-37, died 22 February 2011).

Walter worked as a salesman, but on enlisting in the army on 16 December 1941 he was a music teacher. On 6 September 1943 Walter arrived in Port Moresby, New Guinea on the HMAS Canberra as a group 1 instrument mechanic. He joined the AIF in 1944 and embarked at Lae to return to Australia, arriving in Brisbane on 4 June 1944, and remained in Queensland until his demobilisation at Brisbane on 8 March 1946 as a lance corporal.

Walter became a newsagent. When asked about his most infamous customer, Ronald Ryan (the last person hanged in Victoria), Walter said he was happy with Ryan because he paid his bills! Walter moved to the Karana Community in Kew, where Tom Hvala (’10) visited him as a part of Social Service at Scotch, and continued to visit him until the end. Representatives of Scotch and OSCA celebrated Walter’s 100th birthday with him at Karana.

Walter died on 28 May 2015, having been Scotch’s oldest known living Old Boy, one of 10 to die at 100, and one of 19 Old Boy centenarians.

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Thomas James PETTIGREW (’57) was born on 2 August 1940 and attended Scotch from 1948 to 1957. He was a 1952 Junior School Form Captain. Also at Scotch were his brother Gordon (SC 1953-64), son James (SC 1980-89) and nephew Tom (SC 1992-98). Grandsons are booked to attend Scotch. Tom was a manager. He died on 19 July 2015.

Donald Harcourt POWELL (’40) was born at Surrey Hills on 14 May 1924, the son of an advertiser for Table Talk. He attended Scotch from 1937 to 1940. Donald served in the RAAF from 1942 to 1945 and was demobilised as a flying officer. He worked as an agent. Donald was president of the Heathmont Bowls Club and a member of the Ringwood RSL sub-branch. He died on 23 August 2014.

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Bruce REID (’45) was born at Levedale, Princes Avenue, East Caulfield, on 5 January 1928, the son of the chief stipendiary steward of the Royal West India Turf Club. He attended Scotch from 1938 until 1943, when he left with his parents to go to India, where he attended Bishop High School, Poonah. On Bruce’s return to Australia he had hoped to return to Scotch but was unable to get in, and had to attend Trinity Grammar School (1945-46) instead.

Relations at Scotch included his brothers Norman Simson Reid (born 9 December 1924, SC 1937-41, died 21 October 2006) and Don (SC 1937-41), cousins Henry Clifton Keith Ricketson (born 4 November 1916, SC 1929-31, died 28 January 1979) and Earle Staniforth Ricketson (born 13 January 1920, SC 1929-37, died 13 July 1994) and uncle George Thomas Keith Davis (born 27 May 1894, SC 1910, died 10 June 1943). On 14 May 1944 Bruce married Joy Gertrude Beattie at the Toorak Presbyterian Church. She died on 3 October 2010. Bruce had a lifelong love of cars and worked for British Motor Corporation. In the 1960s he received an automotive engineering qualification. Bruce later joined car parts supplier Lapco and his last job was as a manager at Lane’s Motors in South Melbourne. He died at Cabrini Hospital, Malvern, on 30 June 2015.

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Wallace James RHODES (’44) was born at 51 Kinghorne Street, Goulburn, New South Wales on 10 March 1926, the son of a surveyor. He attended Scotch from 1940 to 1944, as did his twin brother Keith William Rhodes, who died on 12 August 2007. Also at Scotch were their cousins James Daniel Mansfield Gray (born 27 November 1922, SC 1938-40, died 18 October 1994) and Graeme Taylor Gray (born 1 October 1930, SC 1945-48, died 19 August 2002). Wallace was a member of the 1st XV (1942-43) and the Swimming team (1943-44).

He worked as a fruit picker in Victoria’s irrigation areas before attending Dookie Agricultural College, graduating with honours. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on agricultural subjects, studying by correspondence.

Wallace joined his twin at the Soil Conservation Service of NSW (1947-86) in the Department of Conservation, working to prevent soil erosion, particularly when dams were built. He ultimately had responsibility for the NSW north coast. On 7 June 1952 Wallace married Jean Ewin at the Presbyterian Church, Mudgee, New South Wales. He died at the Emmaus Retirement Community, Port Macquarie, New South Wales on 8 June 2015.

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James Macfarlane ROBISON (’46) was born at home at 10 Warra Street, Kooyong on 22 December 1927. Known as Jim, he attended Scotch from 1934 to 1946 as a member of Gardiner House.

Jim was a member of the Athletics team (1943, 1945-46), the Junior School cricket and football teams (1939-40), the 1st XI (1945 premiership and 1946 Captain) and the 1st XVIII (1944, 1945 premiership, 1946 Vice-Captain). He was a 1940 Junior School Class Captain, 1946 Gardiner House Captain and a 1946 Prefect. In 1945 Jim was awarded triple colours.

Also at Scotch were his grandfather Irwin Ross (born 6 October 1866, SC 1883, died 29 August 1925) and great-uncles Walter James Ross (born 12 October 1868, SC 1883-84, died 6 June 1913) and Joseph Collingwood Ross (b. 22 July 1872, SC 1883-86, died 9 July 1904).

Jim played 89 games for the Hawthorn Football Club in the VFL (now AFL) from 1947 to 1953. Playing primarily at full-back he managed to score 17 goals. Jim played for Victoria in 1950.

He married Elizabeth Anne (Beth) Elliott at Scotch on 11 March 1952. Jim moved to Albury and was a Hoyt’s theatre manager (1956-78) and then ran Robison’s Sports and Leisure Centre (1978-86). Jim was a member of the Albury Rotary Club (1965-86), an Ovens and Murray football representative and an Albury & District Bowls representative.

He died at the Albury and District Nursing Home, Albury, New South Wales, on 29 March 2015.

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Leopold Solomon ROSENTHAL (’52) was born at Melbourne on 22 May 1935. He attended Glamorgan (1939-41), Carey Baptist Grammar School (1942) and Scotch from 1943 to 1953. Known as Leo, he was a 1945 Cub Pack member, a 1947 Junior School cricket team member, and a member of the Athletics team (1948-50), including the 1949 premiership and winning the 1950 APS Athletics under 16 long jump with an 18 feet, four and a half inch leap. Leo was a 1953 Cadet CUO and Guard and a Ski Club member.

Also at Scotch was his cousin Geoff Green (SC 1946-51). A son attended Geelong Grammar School. Leo died on 21 March 2015 after several years of debilitating illness.

His cousin Geoff wrote:

Leo entered National Service in the navy and completed a tour of duty at sea in the North Pacific shortly after the end of hostilities in Korea. He was subsequently commissioned into the Naval Reserve where he served for many years as a deck officer and later in the Legal Branch. He retired with the rank of lieutenant commander.

After flirting with accounting, and then medicine at Melbourne University, he graduated with honours in law and established a flourishing practice. Leo married three times.

John Alexander ROSS (’35) was born at Yallambee, Claremont Avenue, Malvern on 25 March 1918, the son of the commissioner of titles. He attended Scotch from 1930 to 1934 as a member of Gardiner House and was a 1934 Cadet Corps Corporal. Also at Scotch was his grandfather James Edwin Reardon (born circa 1851, SC 1867, died 15 May 1925). John served in the AIF from 1940 to 1945.

He was a member of the 5th Battalion Scottish Regiment and the AIF’s 4th Anti-Tank Regiment’s 8th Division. John was taken as a prisoner of war and was demobilised as a lieutenant. On 28 January 1941 John married Lucy Gay at Scotch. John graduated BDSc (1952) from the University of Western Australia and had a private practice as a dentist. He was a clinical demonstrator for the School of Dentistry at his alma mater, and a member of the South of Perth Yacht Club.

John was listed in the May 2015 Great Scot as Scotch’s 20th oldest known living Old Boy, but it was not then known that he had died at Melville, Western Australia on 14 July 2014.

John Allan RUSSELL (’45) was born at Mosgiel private hospital, Surrey Hills on 30 April 1928, the son of a retail confectioner. He attended Scotch from 1942 to 1945. John was a metal worker and later a salesman. The November 1983 Great Scot prematurely listed him in its obituaries column, seemingly mistaking him for an identically-named but much older man who died that year. John died on 11 July 2014.

Ian James SHEPPARD (’45) was born at Armadale on 23 June 1927, the son of a furniture removalist. He attended Scotch from 1939 to 1944. Also at Scotch were his brother Ronald Samuel Sheppard (born 1 September 1932, SC 1944-49, died 18 October 2012), nephews Michael (SC 1969-74) and Ben (SC 1981-83) and great-nephew Bryn Dwyer (Year 10).

Ian was a State School teacher (1946-86) at schools including Caulfield State School, various rural schools, Upwey State School, Camberwell South State School, Balwyn North Primary School and Canterbury Primary School. His autobiographical book was called Chalk, Children & Potting Mix. Ian moved to PLC Nursing Home at Belmont, and died on 23 April 2015 after a short illness.

George Russell SPENCER (’45) was born at Lancewood, Glenferrie Road, Kew on 27 May 1928 and attended Scotch from 1938 to 1944. He married Sherlee Gamlin at Scotch on 15 February 1958. She died on 18 June 1985. George was a photogrammetrist. He died at Cabrini Palliative Care, Prahran on 13 April 2015.

Kenneth Thomas STRACHAN (’42) was born at Clifton Hill on 19 September 1924, the son of an engineer. He attended Scotch from 1938 to 1940. Kenneth served in the RAAF from 1942 to 1946 and was demobilised as a leading aircraftman. On 10 April 1948 he married Jean Morcombe Reynolds at Scotch. Kenneth was a clerk. He died on 7 June 2014.

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William Anthony STREET (’97). Further to the obituary in the May 2015 Great Scot, William’s father, David, wrote:

William obtained an Advanced Business Diploma at Swinburne and worked as a senior accounts executive with Daytona Industries in Tamworth, England and as a key account manager with SDI Displays in London. Always the traveller and after three and a half years in the United Kingdom, William, together with his future wife Eleanor Lee, returned to Australia on a three-month journey through Europe and Asia, including a week on the Trans-Siberian Express and on through China and Vietnam.

On returning to Australia, William was business development manager for print company PMP Pty Ltd in Clayton. William and Eleanor were married in Endeavour Park, Fitzroy on 20 March 2010. In 2012 William suffered a seizure and was diagnosed with a brain tumour which caused his untimely death.

William was an accomplished golfer, a loyal friend, a loving son, husband and father with a wonderfully irreverent sense of humour; he left an indelible mark on the many who knew him, with more than 200 people attending his standing room only funeral at Port Melbourne Yacht Club.

Professor Hugh STRETTON AC (’41). Hugh's obituary appears on page 69.

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Emeritus Professor John Melvin SWAN AO (’40) was born at Surrey Hills on 25 April 1924 and attended Scotch from 1934 to 1940. Also at Scotch were his brother William Robertson Swan (born 5 March 1923, SC 1934-38, killed in an aeroplane accident in the RAAF over Dorset, England on 22 May 1943) and his grandson Tully (Year 12).

John graduated from RMIT with a diploma of applied chemistry (1944) and from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Science (1947). He was awarded his PhD by the University of London (1949) and Doctor of Science by Melbourne University (1968).

John was chief research scientist in the division of organic chemistry at CSIRO (1949-65) before becoming foundation chair of organic chemistry at Monash University (1966-70). He was Monash pro-vice-chancellor (1971-75), dean of the Faculty of Science (1976-84), and emeritus professor. John was a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

He married Ailsa Macvey Lowen at Scotch on 17 May 1952. Ailsa died on 17 April 1998. On 16 April 2001 John married Nancy Jean Campbell at the Toorak Uniting Church. She died on 29 August 2005. In 2001 John received the Centenary Medal for improving the environmental health of Westernport Bay.

John was awarded the AO on Australia Day 2002 for outstanding contributions to the advancement of Australian science in chemistry, marine science, meteorology, education, and to the protection and conservation of the natural environment. John died at home at South Yarra on 15 June 2015.

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Professor Neville David SYMONDS (’41) was born at Northcote on 28 September 1924, the son of a doctor. He attended Scotch from 1938 to 1941 and was a member of the 1940 and 1941 Tennis teams. Also at Scotch was his brother Maurice Isidore Symonds (born 24 July 1920, SC 1934-37, died 21 August 1980). Neville studied at Melbourne University, and was awarded his PhD in physics by London University.

Neville worked with Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrodinger in physics research at Dublin. As Neville found the work increasingly remote from real life and was a believer in what science could do for humanity, he changed career at about the age of 25. With no knowledge of biology he began studying viruses and enjoyed working in a lab on real things and seeing actual results.

Neville had a post-doctoral position at Chicago University and in 1958 had a research position at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts. He was professor of Microbial Genetics in the School of Biological Sciences, Sussex University (1965-89). He was a keen sailor and artist.

Neville lived at Lewes, Sussex, England, and died in England on 17 March 2014.

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Noel Cameron THOM (’66) was born at Yarrawonga on 26 May 1949, the son of a farmer. He boarded at Scotch from 1963 to 1966 in Arthur Robinson House as a member of Littlejohn House. He was a farmer on the family farm at Burramine via Yarrawonga. Noel died at the Karana Nursing Home, Yarrawonga on 6 February 2014.

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Frederick George Henry THOMAS OAM (’44) was born at Williamstown on 25 April 1926, the son of a flour mill manager. He attended Scotch from 1934 to 1942. Fred was a member of the Swimming team (1939-41).

Also at Scotch were his uncles Henry Albert Underwood (born 14 July 1887, SC 1900-03, died 28 June 1944) and Edward Alfred Underwood (born 22 December 1891, SC 1905-?, died 17 November 1961), sons Geoff (SC 1961-66) and Charles (SC 1963-69) and Burrows nephews Michael (SC 1958-64) and Rick (SC 1972-77). From 1944 to 1946 Fred served in the RAAF and was demobilised as a leading aircraftman. On 24 March 1949 he married June Mary (Blossom) McLister at Scotch.

Fred was a clerk and later a company director. In the 2002 Queen’s Birthday honours he was awarded the OAM ‘for service to the community of Williamstown, particularly through the Williamstown Hospital’. Fred died at home at Williamstown on 1 July 2014.

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Jack Rowlan TREZISE (’37) was born at Alphington on 30 November 1920 and attended Scotch from 1929 to 1936. Also at Scotch were his brother Kenneth Thomas Rowlan Trezise (born 14 June 1925, SC 1933-41, died 1 January 2012) and cousins William Mervyn Tolson (born 16 July 1919, SC 1929-36, died 9 November 1959), Geoff Tolson (SC 1930-39) and Stan Hollow (SC 1939-46).

Jack began working for the National Australia Bank in 1937 as a junior clerk, eventually becoming the manager of the East Malvern and East Melbourne branches. He later worked in NAB’s head office and retired at 60.

Jack served in the AIF from 1942 to 1946 and was demobilised as a corporal. Jack served in New Guinea, where loading machine guns ruined the hearing in his left ear. He was a member of the Caulfield RSL.

He volunteered his counting expertise for the Good Friday Appeal and in retirement delivered Meals on Wheels for over 20 years. Jack married Sheila Daley at St Mary’s Church, Caulfield on 9 September 1944. Sheila died on 11 March 2012. Jack died in his sleep at Cabrini Hospital, Malvern on 3 February 2015.

Ian TUNNOCK (’42) was born at Richmond on 2 October 1924, the son of solicitor and Old Boy David Bruce Tunnock (born 21 January 1893, SC 1908-?, died 9 August 1963). He attended Caulfield Grammar School in 1936 and Scotch from 1937 to 1941. Also at Scotch were his brother Alan Bruce Tunnock (born 8 November 1923, SC 1937-40, killed 8 January 1945 in action for the RAAF over Palestine in World War II), sons David (SC 1961-66) and Robert (SC 1964-69), and Macrae great nephews Alistair (SC 1989-94) and Glen (SC 1993-98) and David Studley (SC 1994-2006).

Ian served in the army and the AIF from 1943 to 1944 as a private, and from 1944 to 1945 served in the RAAF until his demobilisation as a leading aircraftman. On 21 May 1948 at St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Caulfield, he married Isobel Maude Linton. Ian was a clerk. He died at the Alfred Hospital, Prahran on 14 June 2015.

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Michael Wesley TYRRELL (’78) was born on 9 January 1961. Known as Mike, he commenced school at Melbourne Grammar School’s Grimwade House in 1967 and left in Year 9 in 1975 to attend Scotch from 1976 to 1978 as a member of (minor House) Ingram in (major House) Selby Smith. He was a member of the 1977 and 1978 Swimming teams. Also at Scotch is his nephew Thomas Graham (Year 11), who wears Mike’s Scotch blazer.

In 1979 Mike began working at NCI Packaging as a management trainee, working quickly through senior management roles and following in his father’s footsteps in becoming managing director in 2000. Mike privatised the 700 employee company in 2012. He was a president and treasurer of the Packaging Council of Australia, and a board member of the Aerosol Association of Australia. Mike was a member of the Melbourne Club.

He toured the world windsurfing circuit for four years, reaching a ranking of 64. He was a keen mountain biker and gained his pilot’s licence in 2014. He spoke very good German and on 10 March 2006 married Frauke Taubner at the German Lutheran Trinity Church, East Melbourne. Mike died at Cabrini Palliative Care, Prahran, on 12 April 2015 after a long illness.

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Colin Scott WALES (’42) was born at Seymour on 10 February 1925 and boarded at Scotch in 1942 as a member of Littlejohn House. On 18 April 1953 Colin married Roma Jeffrey at Scotch. Their sons attended Scotch – Peter (SC 1970-73) and Graeme Andrew Wales (born 10 July 1958, SC 1972-74, died 27 January 1986 as the result of a car accident south of Seymour). Colin was a farmer. He died on 13 February 2014.

Dr Frederick George WARDEN (’46) was born at Vienna, Austria on 15 March 1928, the son of a manufacturer. Known as George, he attended Scotch from 1943 to 1946. George was a medical practitioner specialising in radiology. He died on 30 March 2015.

David Thomson WELLS (’33) was born at Kyneton on 16 October 1916, the son of a chemist. He boarded at Scotch in Leighwood House in 1933. He played in the 2nd XI and XVIII.

Relatives at Scotch included his son John (SC 1957-61), grandson Peter (SC 1984-87), great-grandson Angus (Year 7), second cousins Gregor (SC 1953-57) and Donal (SC 1958-61) and great-great-uncle Charles Frederick Wells (born 5 September 1847, SC 1858-59, died 15 November 1896).

David was indentured to his father in 1934 and qualified as a pharmacist in 1938. He was the proprietor of Wells Kyneton Pharmacy until his retirement in 1981. In 1946 he gave up football for golf, and was Kyneton Golf Club captain (1971-73) and a life member.

For three years David was president of the Chamber of Commerce committee and in 2009 was awarded Macedon Ranges Shire’s Community Achievement award. David was charter president of the Kyneton Rotary Club in 1967 and later founded the Woodend Rotary Club. From his home in Kyneton David was a regular attendee at Scotch functions until December 2014.

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Immediately before his death on 29 June 2015 David was Scotch’s fifth oldest known living Old Boy. Carl William WERNER (’51) was born at St George’s Hospital, Kew on 24 September 1933, the son of Old Boy and managing director of R Werner & Co. refrigeration engineers, Rudolph Werner (born 27 August 1897, SC 1907-13, died 10 August 1949). He attended Scotch from 1940 to 1949. Carl was a 1944 Junior School Form Captain and a 1946 Junior School Cricket and Football team member.

Also at Scotch were his brother Rudolph (born 20 September 1929, SC 1937-46, died 11 November 1983), cousin Carl William Hoffman (SC 1945-51), grandfather Marcus Bloch (born 26 March 1869, SC 1879-83, died 6 July 1940) and nephews Rudie (SC 1966-78) and Peter (SC 1968-79).

Carl played for the St Kilda Rugby Union Football Club until injury forced his retirement in 1956, after which he served as a club official. He was a member of the MCC, VRC, VATC, Light Car Club, Kelvin Club and the Huntingdale Golf Club. On 8 May 1969 Carl married Jill Haigh at Scotch. He was a qualified accountant, real estate agent and company director.

In 1982 Carl and Jill moved to the Gold Coast, where he was a member of the Surfers Paradise Golf Club. Carl died at Allamanda Private Hospital, Southport, Queensland on 13 April 2015.

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David Frederick WHITFORD (’49) was born at Burwood, New South Wales on 6 June 1931. He attended Camberwell Grammar School (1940-41) and Scotch from 3 June 1941 to December 1941 following the death on 5 January 1941 of his father, Harold Milton Whitford, in World War II. David boarded in McMeckan and School Houses as a member of Littlejohn House. He was a member of the 1944 under 13 Cricket team.

Also at Scotch were his uncle Eric Arundel Wilton (born 5 October 1892, SC 1910, died 11 February 1932), grandfathers George Thomas Whitford (born 5 December 1866, SC 1880-?, died 7 June 1943) and Frederick Augustus Wilton (born 1850, SC 1868, died 4 August 1935), and great-uncle Wyndham John Edward Wilton (born 19 March 1859, SC 1873-77, died 26 October 1919). On 26 November 1960 David married Kathleen Mabel Smith at the Box Hill Baptist Church.

By the early 1960s David had moved to Sydney, New South Wales, where he worked as an insurance agent. He died on 29 May 2014.

Rev. John Keith WILLIAMS (’57) was born on 14 March 1940 and attended Scotch from 1951 to 1957. Also at Scotch were his Whitford cousins Ian (SC 1948-52), Graham (SC 1950-56), Ross (SC 1952-56), Alastair (SC 1954-60) and Lindsay (SC 1960-65). John was a Presbyterian and later a Uniting Church minister. He was an assistant minister at St Andrew’s Church in Box Hill, a chaplain at St Leonard’s College, Brighton, and worked closely with Dr Francis Macnab at St Michael’s Uniting Church, Collins Street, Melbourne. John died on 8 June 2015.

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Rev. Malcolm Carter WILLIAMS (’46) was born on 15 June 1926 and attended Scotch from 1940 to 1946. He was a 1944 Choir member, and 1945 and 1946 Cadet Lieutenant and a 1946 Probationer. Also at Scotch was his brother Ian Mackenzie Williams (born 11 November 1922, SC 1940, died 1985). On 18 September 1948 Malcolm married Nancy Caroline Jolly at Scotch. He was a Presbyterian and later a Uniting Church Minister. On 23 September 2008 he celebrated 50 years as an ordained minister. Malcolm died at Lyrebird Village, Drouin on 31 July 2014.

Ronald William WILLIAMS (’42) was born at Thornbury on 5 November 1924, the son of a master printer. He attended Scotch from 1938 to 1940. From 1942 to 1947 Ronald served in the RAAF and was demobilised as a leading aircraftman. He married Merle Hope Moreland Edmunds at Scotch on 6 July 1946. Ronald was an administrative liaisons officer. He died at an aged care home at Kingscliff, New South Wales on 6 December 2014.

Dr Robert Gregg WILLIAMSON (’42) was born at Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States of America, on 19 November 1924, the son of a factory manager. He won a 1939 Junior Entrance Scholarship and attended Scotch from 1939 to 1940 before returning to the United States.

Robert graduated from the US Military Academy in 1946 and on 16 November 1946 married Ora Cornelia Hanneman at Wicomico, Salisbury, Maryland, USA. She died on 3 September 2001. In 1951 he graduated with a master of science in civil engineering from Minnesota University. Robert died at Savannah, Georgia, USA on 12 January 2015.

Colin George YOUREN (’56). Colin's obituary appears on page 61.

Updated: 3 October 2016