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