Iain M Alexander OM 1956 – 1963

Mr Iain M Alexander OM 1956 – 1964

We are very sorry to announce Iain Alexander (1956-63) has died after a short illness at the age of 72.

A border in New House, Iain played rugby and cricket for the school. He took a degree at the London School of Economics and was a merchant banker in the City and in Australia before becoming chairman of an oil exploration company.

In retirement, Iain, of Great Bookham, Surrey, was known as a bon viveur with eclectic tastes in literature and music. He was a fine golfer and played at St George’s Hill, Weybridge, until shortly before his death.

Many club members joined family and friends at a service of thanksgiving at St Nicolas Church, Great Bookham including Monmothian, R.J. Watkins (1955-62) and his wife, Carol. Iain’s brother, Rod, delivered the eulogy and his other brother, Gordon, read Ravindranath Togore’s poem Farewell, My Friends and a piece from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

Iain left a widow, Glenys (nee Jones), a former pupil at Monmouth School for Girls, a daughter, two adopted sons and two grandchildren.

Our thanks to Roger Watkins OM1955 – 1962

Our sincere condolences to family and friends.