David Morley

Time spent at school: 1945 - 50

Date passed away: 23rd May 2023

David Morley

David Morley’s funeral service will be in St John’s Church (Farncombe) at 2 pm on Monday 26th June.

David Morley was born in Surrey in 1932 and was a pupil at Godalming County Grammar School 1945/1950 where he met Sylvia Mounsey (OG 1947-1953). David left the school from class 6th ScA and served in the RAF for his national service. He had previously been an active back-stage helper in the school’s Operatic and Dramatic Society. Sylvia had a few years teaching in Sheffield. They had both joined the Old Godhelmian Association and David became a member of the committee in 1955-56 and was elected honorary secretary of the OGA during the period 1957-1959.

At Easter 1960 Sylvia and David announced their engagement and in September of that same year David was elected President of the OGA, a post he held until the AGM of September 1961 when he proposed a successor in the name of W.K. Norman.

David and Sylvia were married in August 1961 but they continued to be members of the OGA association and were stalwart helpers whenever there were reunions.

They had two sons. Firstly Jonathan, born in 1964, followed by Christopher born in 1967. The family lived in Farncombe and OG Hazel Freeston recalls having taught both boys when they were primary school pupils.

Later, both Sylvia and David became helpers at the St John’s Parish Church in Farncombe, David being churchwarden and Sylvia helping with children.

David worked at an Oceanography Department at Witley which at one stage was installed in the extensive grounds of the King Edward School, at Wormley near Godalming. David is thought to have been working in the drawing office and technical design team. The lab closed at Wormley and moved to Southampton, becoming part of the National Oceanography Centre in 1994.