Sir David Rose
chlR DAVID ROSE, the first Governor General of Guyana, died after scaffolding fell on the car in which he was traselling in Whitehall on Monday. lie was 46. The son of a Georgetown doctor who became a world authority on leprosy, he was educated at the Jesuit school of Mount St. Mary, Derbyshire After war service with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. he joined the Colonial Police in 1948. His first police post was as Assistant Police Superintendent in British Guiana. He became Acting Administrator of Antigua in 1962 and of St. Lucia in 1963. In 1964 he became Administrator of Antigua until he became Governor-General of Guyana in 1966.
He used to sing with the
Georgetown choirs while a policeman and as Governor-General once sang at a Georgetown charity concert. He was in London to relinquish his office prior to Guyana becoming a Republic next February.
Bishop Guilly of Georgetown writes: "As the first locally-born Governor-General of Guyana, he worked emphatically together with lady Rose not only in the more important functions of his office but also in seeking ordinary simple folk with great charm to encourage them to speak of their problems.
From lime to time he sang in the Cathedral Choir, which was conducted by Lady Rose.
"He had been a brother of SL Vincent de Paul during his earlier stay in Guyana and on his return he visited his old conference and continued to show. active interest in the work of the S.V.P. society.
"When a pastoral council was being set up in his parish he chaired the inaugural meeting and offered advice. He will be deeply missed by us all in Ciuyana.'•
mR. Leo Joseph Anthony Gradwell, D.S.C., former London stipendiary magistrate, died on Sunday aged 70. Educated Stonyhurst and Balliol he was called to the Bar in 1925. He entered chambers at Liverpool
and practised on the Northern Circuit.
During the First World War he served as a midshipman and in the Second World War joined the R.N.V.R. and commanded a vessel in the notoriously dangerous P.Q. 17 convoy to Russia. When the convoy had to scatter he took four ships into the Arctic ice where their uppers were painted while to escape enemy action. He was awarded the D.S.C. for his part in this operation. After the war he returned to the Bar, being made a magistrate in 1951. A few months later his courage was severely tested when he contracted polio. This did not prevent him carrying out his duties until retirement in 1967.
Fr. John Noonan, former parish priest of Mold. Flintshire, on Monday. A native of Co. Kilkenny, Fr. Noonan was ordained in 1937 and before going to Mold served at Cennah's Quay, Bangor, Bala, Welshpool, Bagillt and Crickhowell. He was for several years the Diocesan Inspector of Schools. Lie retired earlier this year because of illness. The funeral at St. David's Church, Mold, yesterday, was followed by burial at Pantasaph.
Sister Mary Ursula (Pamela A. Bayer), headmistress of St. Peter's Junior School, Dagenham, in hospital, after a long illness, aged 41. She was professed as a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary in 1950 and then served successively as an assistant teacher, deputy head and head of St. Peter's School. She took a keen interest in the welfare of handicapped children and organised weekly sessions for the religious education of those in the Dagenham and Barking area. Her untiring services to education earned her a place on the Brentwood Diocesan Schools Commission and she was also an enthusiastic worker for the Christian Unity movement. family discussion groups and in fundraising for foreign missions.