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William DBP Batty-Smith (B 42-47)

2 Apr 2024
William and sons at Tempus Fugit 2021
William and sons at Tempus Fugit 2021

We are very sad to hear of the recent passing on his 95th birthday of William Batty-Smith (B 42-47) on Saturday 30 March 2024 at home. Nigel said of his father that "He slowly passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the family on Saturday afternoon, his 95th birthday. This is the way he wanted to go."

William was a keen supporter of Bradfield events attending the Centenary of the Armistice in 2018 at College and also the Tempus Fugit lunch with his two sons Nigel (B 76-80) and Mike (B 76-79). He comes from a long family connection with Bradfield of Batty-Smiths including Francis Clive Batty-Smith who was killed during World War on 4 June 1916 and whose battlefield cross we hold on behalf of the family at College. Clive was one of 8 members of the Batty-Smith family who have served in the forces over the years across 3 generations.

It is intended that a private family cremation will be held and a public memorial service in Stalbridge in Dorset. Nigel will let the Society know the details once arranged, should anyone wish to attend.

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