Robin Sinker [Curzon 1937-44] – passed away

It is with great sadness that OCA (UK) has annouced the death of Robin Sinker on Thursday 24th February. Robin was born in 1927, the son of The Rev. Canon G Sinker, Headmaster of BCS from 1935 to 1945. Robin was in Curzon House from 1937 to 1944.


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  2. David Wood-Robinson

    I remember him well. I was in the HM’s House from 1940-44, or rather there & in the other boarding house up towards the gate.

  3. Gurpratap Singh Sahi

    My sincere condolences.God bless the noble soul.
    Gurpratap Singh

    Ibbetson 1953-56

  4. Dick D'Abreu

    Sorry to hear the sad news of the passing away of Robin Sinker. He was the younger son of our Headmaster Rev Canon Sinker. I knew him in school as a quiet gentle person that made friends easily. Would any of the OC’s in the UK branch be able to let us know any further news of his passing. My condolences to his sisters Joy and Beatrice (BCS) of whom I also knew of while I was in BCS 1936 -1945…. Dick D’Abreu.

    1. Allan Bapty

      I ,too, have vivd memories of Robin Sinker. I remember him as a cheerful friend, and was an enthusiastic ice-skater, where we had many, many hours of enjoyable ice-hockey and dnncing . He and I ocne cycled out on the road towards Mashobra, left our bikes somewhere up the hillside and went down to the pumping station alongside the river. We were amazed to see the enormous machinery installed there, and next day tried to get up to the top of the Shalli. No luck there but getting back by bright moonlight was luckier still. Robin was not well in latter years when we visited him in Mevagisse about 3 years ago, and Frances his wife was a great comfort and help to him. Now he will be joyful in a far better place.

    2. Jim Lee

      As you know Dick I too was in Curzon House from 1941 to 1943. Although I wouldn’t call myself a school chum of Robin, I did recoginize him as quite and friendly. Being the son of the Head Master must have been difficult, and I did respect his ability to be one of the boys, and not seek any kind of privileges.
      Interesting to read that Allan Bapty visited Robin and his wife Frances in Mevagissey three years ago. Where is Mevagissey, and what was Robin doing there?

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