We report the death recently of Old Cryptian John Hawkes, a Past President of the Old Cryptians’ Club. John was educated at Calton Road School like so many Cryptian alumni. He commenced his life-long contact with the School in September 1928. He was in West House. John was an engineer who lived and worked mainly in the Midlands. John was a modest and very likeable man and always a welcome presence at Club reunions.