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Old Warwickians

David Carmichael (WS 1948-55)

David died on 14 June 2010 at Haslemere, Surrey, aged 73. He had been ill for three months with no thought of anything other than recovery from a cancer, working up to three days before his very sudden death.

David came to Warwick School in 1948 as a boarder, and enjoyed the many and varied activities in School House.  He was a popular member of the House, becoming a prefect in due course, and subsequently maintained his connection with his numerous school friends through regular visits to the school over the years, to attend the Warwick and President's dinners.  He never missed the recent innovation of the School House dinners where he and his contemporaries met in the spring of each year, and his dry humour and charming company will be greatly missed by all those friends.

After his time at Warwick School, David did his National Service, some of it in Germany, where he served as a Lieutenant. He subsequently qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 1976 and was made a Fellow of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys in 2001.

His interests were primarily all things working mechanical, both professionally and as a hobby with his Sunbeam Tiger and others such as bicycles (cycling around London for many years), mowers and anything moving. France was another interest high on his list, visiting there over many years with the family and eventually, in his spare time, passing an ‘A’ level French in 2000. Latterly he enjoyed walking with a lively U3A group in Haslemere, where his bright conviviality made him many friends.

David is survived by his devoted family, Elizabeth, his wife of 43 years, his son, Alasdair and daughter, Alison with grandchild, Daniel.