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ROOPE, Geoffrey Mervyn (1921-2011)

ROOPE, Geoffrey Mervyn (1921-2011)

Geoffrey Mervyn Roope was at the College from 1931 to 1937, a member of the 2nd Rowing VIII in 1937, a strong diver and swimmer, and a member of the House of Guilds Council. Geoff had been born in Canton, now Guanzhou, China and attended the Holy Trinity Cathedral School in Shanghai before his mother enrolled him at the College in 1931. His father had worked for the Sassoon Banking Company.

During World War II he served on HMAS Nepal, HMAS Cessnock, and HMAS Warrego as an engine room artificer having enlisted in the RAN on 4 January 1943. He left the navy on 5 March 1947. Formerly of Shoal Bay, he died at Harbourside Nursing Home, age 90, on 18 December 2011.

Sources: Newcastle Herald 22 December 2011. (OGC 1937).
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