Hugh Osborne 1918-2017 Back to Archive
11th July 2017

We are sorry to share the sad news that Mr Hugh Osborne, who taught at The Beacon from 1962-1987 passed away last Thursday, aged 98.

Hugh Osborne was a Cambridge History graduate who took his final exams in 1940, with bombs literally falling around him. He then served with the Army for 5 years in India before returning to Cambridge to collect his degree certificate.

He taught in his old Prep school in Bognor, before eventually joining The Beacon in 1962, where he taught Maths until his retirement in 1987. Hugh travelled widely in his retirement and lived locally, often coming into The Beacon to watch the boys play rugby and cricket, enjoy lunch with staff and boys, and more recently to speak to our Year 8 boys about his experiences in WWII.

He will be sorely missed by us all.