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James Pierre (Brev) Wilson, OH 1943-1951

I am writing to inform you of the passing of my father and Old Hymerian, James Pierre Wilson, dob 05/04/1932. He graduated in 1951 and was a keen rugby player. As well as playing for the school he played for the Old Hymerians as often as he could in the 1950s. He attended Manchester University, graduating in Maths & Physics. He did his National Service in the 1950s and went on to work for the Royal Insurance Co in both London and Liverpool until his retirement in 1989. Despite living on the Wirral he continued a strong interest in the Old Hymerians, Hull Rugby League and Yorkshire cricket. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Gillian, 3 children; Janet, Roger & Steven and 7 grand-children; Anna, Emily, Isabel, Jessie, Abigail, Georgina and last but not least another James.

For any alumni of his age, they may also have known him as Brev, a nickname handed to him after he failed to complete his Latin homework of learning the declension of the Latin adjective brevis. He carried a business card for the Old Hymerians association in his wallet and knowing his love and appreciation for the education and friendship he found at Hymers I wanted to send you notice of his passing.

Roger Wilson

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