Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Obituaries > Obituary - John Green (OI 1947-56)

Obituary - John Green (OI 1947-56)

We are very sad to announce the passing of John who was at the School from 1947 until 1956.

He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and those who knew him from the School.

We are conscious that some people from the time when John was at the School may not be in contact with us and we would ask if you could pass on this information to those that you know.

As is the usual practice, we would like to place an obituary for John in the 2023-24 OI Journal and would be very grateful for any stories or memories you may wish to share which we could put together for the publication. Please address any contributions to oldipswichians@ipswich.school.

Sally Webber

Acting OI Chairman

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Another contemporary gone! John is standing on the far right, back row in this photo of the Prefects in 1955.  He also appears in the school photo of that year and we are again alongside each other in that picture. My earliest memory of him was as my opponent in my first ever boxing match for Holden House.  I was told that I stood no chance as he was an experienced boxer.  That was an incentive for me to fly off my stool as soon as George Notcutt called "Seconds out, first round - begin" and laid into John as he attempted to leave his corner.  A successful tactic!  

John spent his early working life in the Far East and returned in the 1980s to open a shop in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe.  I was a frequent visitor as his stock included many good second hand books.  He came up trumps when I asked him to look for a rare book about Hetty Wesley (sister of John Wesley) by Quiler Q, an American friend who was researching her story had requested it.  He phoned one day to say that a copy had turned up at the bottom of a box of books he had bought at auction.

Jeremy Barr (OI 1946-56)

Similar stories

We are sorry to announce the passing of Simon Everitt (OI 1974-81) More...

We are sorry to announce the passing of Caroline Gordon (OI 1975-77) More...

We are very sad to announce the passing of Malcolm who was at the School from 1949 until 1959. More...

We are very sad to announce the passing of Brian who was at the School from 1947 until 1957. More...

We are sorry to announce the passing of Derek Cole (OI 1943-48) More...

Most read

We are sorry to announce the passing of Caroline Gordon (OI 1975-77) More...

We are very sad to announce the passing of Malcolm who was at the School from 1949 until 1959. More...

We are sorry to announce the passing of Simon Everitt (OI 1974-81) More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech