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George Walls : Gaul 1967-1973; Living in Harare now working for National Foods Limited. Zimbabwe. George Walls <georgewa@natfood.gaia.co.zw>

John Walters : Gaul 1965-1970. Killed in a car accident 1979.

Timothy Nigel Webb (Flash) : Grey 1955-1960; House Prefect 1960, House Colours; Captain in 8RR, Married, 2 children, President of MIEA 1986–1989, Big enough to have once told Tiny Rowland to payup or else! (But only once!) CEO of Brake & Clutch Group of Companies. Harare, Zimbabwe. Timothy Webb <jeniweb@africaonline.co.zw>

James Weller (Jimmy) : Gaul 1955-1961. Passed away July 1998 from a brain tumour.

Russel Weston (Chende) : Milner 1984-1989; Prefect, 1st XV rugby (colours), Athletics, Public speaking (Milner Trophy 89) and 5 years of bloody good fun; I'm a computer tech for IBM UK (2 years), did City and Guilds (micro-electronics) while still in Zim, played a bit of (bad) rugby for O,G's and Enterprise, married Louise de Beer 1995, one son - Matt; I now play rugby on/off for Old Caterhamonians?? and travel UK as much as possible, I haven't been back to Plumtree but I do go back to Zim often. Reigate, UK. Russel Weston <russeleoin@yahoo.com >

David Whitehead (Bonk) : Grey 1947-1951; School prefect, 2nd XI cricket + hockey, 2nd XV rugby, House Colours. Cadet Corp Sgt. Plays - Francesco in "Gondeliers", Charles in "Barretts of Wimpole Street", Frederic in "Pirates of Penzance" Magazine Committee. Cambridge Cert. 5 distinctions Cert A part 1 & 2 Higher Cert. 8 Units. N. Rhodesian Bursary; B.Sc. Agric 1955, Rhodes Scholar 1957, M.Sc.Agric (Natal) 1958, D.Phil (Oxon) 1961, M.A. (Oxon) 1965. Oxford Greyhounds XV, Trinity College: 1st X1 cricket, 1st XV rugby, Athletics University cuppers, 3rd javelin. President, OU Africa Society 1960. Research Fellow UCRN 1961-64, Senior Research Fellow & Tutor Oxford 1964-69, Fulbright Fellow USA 1969, elected Fellow of Royal Entomological Society, Lecturer at Sussex Univ 1970-74, Senior Research Fellow at Bristol Univ & Courtauld Institute, Middlesex Hospital 1974-77, Convenor 1st Ecdysone Workshop in London 1976, Reader at Jos Univ. Nigeria 1977-79 Head of Chemistry & Bioassay Research Unit, ICIPE, Nairobi 1979-83, Editor "Natural Products for Innovative Pest Management", Pergamon Press, Oxford 1983, Associate Professor in Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Malawi 1994-98: Consultant to Tea Research Foundation, Malawi Bureau of Standards & Ethanol Company 1985-99. One son, Oliver, works in London. South Africa. David Whitehead <whitehead@new.co.za>

Vaughan Whitehead Willson : Milner 1969-1974. Killed in action 1979

Frank Wiggill : Lloyd 1970-1973. Killed in action October 1979.

Andrew Wilson (Willy) : Gaul 1978-1982; Successful raid on teachers’ Pedabar, Total reprobate and anti-establishmentalist; Specialised in fresh horticultural exports for the last 12 years, Married - no children, Currently based in Ghana to set up the county's first cut flower export project. Did much "time" in Belfour Carnegie’s Illiterate disco and jail house, where numerous attempts were made at my re-education, other students seen over the last couple of years include - Brian Loxton, Ian Butchard (Happiness), Clive Webb-Martin, Alistair Samson, Trevor Gifford, Brendon Scott, Jeff Curran, Trevor Reinders, Murray Evans, Fats Flawel, John Kitwits (Old Man), Angus Melrose (Plug), if anyone wants information about any of them. I would like to get in contact with Kevin Grey (Shlopey), son of REPS headmaster if anyone knows his history and where-abouts. England. Andrew Wilson <ajwilson70@hotmail.com>

Peter Winhall (Breeze) : Milner 1960-1965; U.C.T. 1966-1969 Worked for Rhod. Board Corp. then Lever Bros in Salisbury, Joined Scottish Jewellers...Marketing Manager until 1980, left for Cape Town. Military in 5RR (corp) Currently have own business as Diamond Dealer/Gemmologists/Designer Goldsmiths in Cape Town. Married with one daughter (now also married) Brothers (also Breeze) - Tony (Milner 1957-1962) died in 1983. Nige and Dave (also Breezes!!) still in Zimbabwe. With so many Breezes in the family,my wife for years thought "Hi Breeze" was a Plumtree greeting!!! Cape Town, South Africa. Peter Winhall <breeze@iafrica.com>

Tony Winhall (Breeze) : Milner 1957-1962; died 1983. See above

Ian Wolhuter (Wally) : Milner 1970-1975; After having done an electrical apprenticeship I worked for Bindura Nickel until moving to the UK in 87, spent 5 years working for a waste disposal company before moving on to Queensland, Australia, presently working for a power station. Married Jane in 1986 and now have two boys Thomas (1995) and Mark (1998). Rockhampton, Australia. Ian Wolhuter <iwolhute@rocknet.net.au>

Ian Wooler : Milner 1973-1979; Head of House and School Prefect 1979, First Team Hockey 1977, 1978, 1979, represented Matabeleland Schools A Side 1979 First Team Cricket 1978, 1979;  Diploma in Hotelkeeping and Catering Management - worked in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in South Africa, Gaborone - Botswana and various hotels in Zimbabwe. Currently working at Makro (a leading wholesaler) in Harare. Married to Sandy with two children, René (10) and Bradley (5). Zimbabwe. Ian Wooler <iwooler@mweb.co.zw>


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