Allen T Brockman (1924-2002)
Allen Brockman was a talented and caring career teacher who rose to the rank of Captain in the Royal Artillery and served in India and the Far East. On leaving the army at the end of the war, Allen gained a degree in physics and mathematics at London University.
He taught physics at Holloway during the 1950’s. His school camps were enjoyed by many boys and on the football field his rock solid centre half displays helped the defences of many of our Old Boys teams. Allen had been a pupil at Sir George Monoux School Walthamstow and after leaving Holloway and several promotions later became Headmaster of that School – a post he held with distinction from 1971-84. Such was his impact as Headmaster that a recently opened building at the (now) Sixth Form College has been named after him.
In his retirement Allen was appointed a JP and Chairman of the bench.
He was truly a brilliant teacher, quiet and unassuming with a strong sense of duty and fairness. He also possessed a good humour and was fun to be with. He died in hospital in 2002 after a long illness. Our sympathy and condolences go to his widow, Irene, who always supported him.