Adrian Thomas (Tom) Webber – 57A

It is with great sadness that I write the obituary of our close friend Adrian (Tom) Webber. Adrian was born in Delhi,  India during the last years of the Raj and Britain’s rule in  India. As an 8 year old he & his elder sister Gloria were  brought home to England in 1948 by their father & mother,  a day after the assassination of Gandhi. Adrian joined the  Army Apprentice School at Arborfield in 1957 at the age of  16  and took up the trade of a vehicle mechanic. From  there on Adrian was known by his middle name Tom.

Tom  reached the rank of A/T CSM of D Company and was  well respected by both his peers and juniors. He  passed out from Arborfield in December 1960 to serve in  the Regular Army, but he didn’t enjoy his vehicle trade  work preferring the regimental side of life. Tom met Janet  his wife to be in 1962 and got married in 1964. Tom  decided not to sign on at the 9 year point and left the Army  in 1969 as a full corporal. On leaving he took up several  jobs before starting at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory  in  the Atlas Computing Centre where he retired in  2005.

Tom was an active member of the Arborfield Old Boys  Association who regularly supported and attended the  annual reunions.

Unfortunately Tom passed away peacefully in his own  cherished garden on the 29 April 2014. He will be sadly  missed by all his family and friends.

Tom leaves his wife – Janet. Children – Susan & Colin.  Grandchildren – James, Phil, Tom and now hopefully has  been reunited with Ben (deceased in 2006)

Great Grandchildren – Freya, Josh & Poppy.   Sister – Gloria.

Roger Traves 57A