Jeremy Clifton Holtby Marshall 5
- Born: 17 May 1934 91
- Died: 2 Dec 1960, Hull, East Yorkshire, UK at age 26 91
Cause of his death was Suicide (gas).91
The Queen's College, Oxford. Conductor of the Bach Choir in 1959/60 and of his group The Purcell Singers. He occasionally conducted rehearsals of the Hull Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. His choral concerts often included works by Purcell, quite possibly in some cases their Hull premieres, despite Skelton's interest in that music in the mid-1800s. He composed a little: a song, a madrigal and an arrangement of the National Anthem survive. The City Hall rostrum currently [and still] in use was donated in 1962 in his memory, designed by the City Architect, David Jenkin (himself a musician) after advice received from several conductors of the time including George Weldon, Maurice Miles and Robert Marchant."
He returned from Oxford c.1958 and preferred to live in Hull and not with his parents in Hessle, a large village adjacent and to the west of the city. A mutual friend told him there was a vacancy in my flat, for my flatmate had gone to work in Sweden for a time, so he joined me. Music was obviously our mutual interest. His daily work was at Hawker-Siddeley's aircraft factory at Brough, further west from Hessle, but he did not enjoy that work. Jeremy had to leave the flat when my friend returned, and I was married in December 1959. He met a French girl who was teaching in Hull at the time and they became engaged. Sadly on the 2 December 1960 he gassed himself.