Obituaries 2021

If you have any queries, or would like to let us know about a friend or family member in the Millfield community who has passed away, please email us here.

Colin Keith (1953-1958; Holmcroft)

It is with regret that we inform you of the passing away of OM Dr Colin Keith earlier this week.

Colin served his community as a general practitioner and was the epitome of compassion, modesty, and dedication.

Our thoughts are with Colin’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Tom Dann (1994-1999; Millfield)

We are saddened to share the news of the death of OM Tom Dann, who passed away at just 40 years old. 

Tom played 1st team cricket and rugby at Millfield, and had toured with the Old Millfieldian Rugby Club many times. 

Our thoughts and prayers go to Tom’s wife and children, and all of his friends and colleagues, at this devastating time.  

He will be missed by many, and fondly remembered by the Millfield Community. 

Robert Link (Former Staff)

We are very sad to report the death of Robert on Wednesday 17th February at his home in Weymouth,  due to long term complications from type 1 diabetes. 

Robert, formerly of Baltonsborough and a 21 Club member, was Head of Design and Techology and i/c Activities (especially the fun ones!) at the Prep School from 1986 to 2013, and a popular and tireless teacher and colleague, not least for being the 'Mr Fix-it' member of staff for every eventuality.

We offer our most heartfelt condolences to Robert's wife, Anne, a former member of the Pre-Prep teaching staff, and their daughters, Emma and Amy, both Edgarley OMs.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent via Roger Parsons at the Prep school:

Alan Lerwill (Former Staff)

It is with regret that we share the news of the death of Alan Lerwill on the 6th of February 2021.

Alan was a loved and respected member of the Millfield community for the past 25 years. He was Head of Athletics for 11 years until 2006 when he retired. He then coached at the school, helping numerous athletes to international success.

Read a full tribute to Alan here

Julian Bott (1976-1980; Orchards)

We regretfully inform that OM Julian Bott passed away on the 3rd of January 2021.

Julian was a much-loved member of the Millfield Community, particularly within his close group of fellow swimmers, and he will be missed.

Read a full tribute to Julian here.

Martin Valentine (Former Staff)

In January 2021, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Martin Valentine.

Martin was a well-loved individual in the Millfield community as an art teacher and an Assistant House Parent at Joan's Kitchen and Orchards House from 1988 to 2001.