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August 2022

Death Anniversary of CM David Anderton OBE (02-viii-1941 01-iv-2022)

August 1
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David Anderton OBE from the final 4NCL weekend of 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN remembers CM David Anderton OBE who passed away on Friday, April 1st, 2022 aged 80. In the 1977 New Years Honours List, Civil Division, David was awarded the OBE. The citation read simply : “For services to Chess” David William Anderton was born in the district of Walsall, Staffordshire, West Midlands. His mother's maiden name was Coltart and David resided in Walsall. David was married to Doreen in 2005. David Anderton (rhs) congratulates Sir Philip Stuart Milner-Barry for winning…

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January 2023

Death Anniversary of GM Harry Golombek OBE (01-iii-1911 07-i-1995)

January 7, 2023
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Harry Golombek, OBE (from the rear cover of A History of Chess

Signature of H Golombek from a Brian Reilly "after dinner" postcard from Southsea 1951. We remember Harry Golombek OBE who passed away on Saturday, January 7th, 1995. Harry Golombek was born on Wednesday, March 1st, 1911 in Lambeth, London and his parents were Barnet (Berl) Golombek (Golabek) (1878-1943) and Emma Golombek (née  Sendak) (1883-1967). The Polish word Golabek translates to "small dove" in English. Barnet was a "Dealer of gas fittings" and was 33 when Harry was born and Emma…

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Birthday of FM Steve Giddins (29-01-1961)

January 29, 2023
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FM Steve Giddins

Birthday of FM Stephen William Giddins (29-01-1961) Here are his games from chessgames.com We reviewed his most recent book, co-authored with IM Gerard Welling : Side-Stepping Mainline Theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6403hEafJI Side-Stepping Mainline Theory

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February 2023

Death Anniversary of Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (15-ii-1974)

February 15, 2023
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Hugh Alexander at Margate 1938

We remember Hugh Alexander who passed away on Friday, 15-ii-1974. The death was registered in the Borough of Cheltenham.  Currently his burial / cremation site is unknown. Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander was born on Monday, April 19th, 1909 in Cork, Munster, Republic of Ireland. Signature of CHO'D Alexander from August 1970 Hugh's parents were Conel William Long Alexander (1879-1920) and Hilda Barbara Alexander (née Bennett) (1881-1964) who married in Hook Church, Hampshire. His father was a Professor of Civil Engineering…

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March 2023

Death Anniversary of Reginald Bonham MBE MA (31-i-1906 16-iii-1984)

March 16, 2023
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Blind Competitor RW Bonham in play in the British Championship. He is using a Braille set. Courtesy of Michael Clapham from https://chessbookchats.blogspot.com/2020/03/british-championships-felixstowe-1949.html

BCN remembers Reginald Bonham (known as "Bon") who passed away, this day, March 16th in 1984 in Worcester, Worcestershire. In 1970 New Years Honours, Civil Division he was awarded the MBE for "Services to the blind". Interestingly, in 1992 his sister Mary also received an MBE for "Services to the blind" This is surely an unusual happening. Reginald Walter Bonham was born on Wednesday, January 31st 1906 : the same day as the Ecuador–Colombia earthquake which measured 8.8 on the…

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Death Anniversary of Sir Stuart Milner-Barry KCVO CB OBE (20-ix-1906 25-iii-1995)

March 25, 2023
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Sir (Stuart Milner-Barry by Bassano Ltd., half-plate film negative, 14 June 1973, National Portrait Gallery

BCN remembers Sir Stuart Milner-Barry KCVO CB OBE who passed away on Saturday, March 25th, 1995 in Lewisham Hospital, London aged 88. He was laid to rest in the Great Shelford Cemetery, Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5JJ. A memorial service was held for him at Westminster Abbey on 15 June 1995. Great Shelford Cemetery Gravestone of Sir Philip Stuart Milner-Barry KCVO CB OBE by Geoffrey Gillon Signature of PS Milner-Barry from a Brian Reilly "after dinner" postcard from…

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Death Anniversary of IMC Ken Messere OBE (16-iv-1928 31-iii-2005)

March 31, 2023
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IMC Ken Messere OBE (16-iv-1928 31-iii-2005)

BCN remembers Ken Messere who passed away on Thursday, March 31st 2005 aged 76 in Paris-16E-Arrondissement, Paris, France. Kenneth Charles Messere was born on Monday, April 16th, 1928 in Richmond-on-Thames, Surrey. His father was Charles (George) Messere (1901-1974) or Eisenberg and aged 26. His mother was Gertrude Marie Newman (1899-1978) and aged 29. Ken had three siblings: Barbara Marie Messere (1930–2005), Hugh Martin Messere (1932–1985) and Derek R Messere (1934–2012) Ken attended St. Peter's College, Oxford from 1946 - 1951…

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April 2023

Death Anniversary of BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

April 4, 2023
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BH Wood at CHESS in Sutton Coldfield

We remember "BH" Wood MSc FCS OBE who passed away on Tuesday April 4th, 1989 in the district of Birmingham. He was buried alongside his wife Marjorie in the Sutton Coldfield Cemetery Extension which was opened in 1934 as an extension to the Holy Trinity Church. Yorkshire Childhood Baruch Harold Wood (generally known as BH Wood, or simply "BH", by the chess world) was born on Tuesday, July 13th 1909 in Ecclesall, Sheffield, Yorkshire. The registration district was Ecclesall Bierlow.…

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June 2023

Death Anniversary of Sir Richard Clarke KCB CB OBE (13-viii-1910 21-vi-1975)

June 21, 2023
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Sir Richard William Barnes Clarke (13-xiii-1910 21-vi-1975), National Portrait Gallery, Walter Bird

BCN Remembers Sir Richard Clarke KCB OBE who passed away on June 21st 1975. According to chess-poster.com : "Clarke died in the University College Hospital, in London, on 21 June 1975 and was cremated at Golders Green three days later. He was survived by his wife Brenda Pile (married in 1950, née Skinner) and their three sons." One of those sons is Charles Rodway Clarke along with his brothers Mark G and Timothy Rodway. Richard William Barnes Clarke was born on…

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July 2023

Death Anniversary of Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet (14-vi-1881 23-vii-1972)

July 23, 2023
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Sir George Thomas, President of the Anglo-Soviet Chess Circle. Captain of the British Team

Death Anniversary of Sir George Alan Thomas, 7th Baronet (14-vi-1881 23-vii-1972) Signature of GA Thomas from a Brian Reilly "after dinner" postcard from Hastings Christmas Congress, 1945-1946 From The Encyclopedia of Chess (BT Batsford, 1977) by Harry Golombek : "British international master, born in Constantinople (previously Byzantium and currently Istanbul : Ed.) His mother (Lady Edith Margaret Thomas : Ed) was one of the strongest English women players, winner of the first Ladies tournament at Hastings 1895. (Ed : his…

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