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This page contains obituaries (or links to published obituaries) of key figures significant to the Falkland Islands from recent history. It is a selective list, which does not seek to be comprehensive or authoritative. The obituaries naturally focus on a person’s influence on events relevant to the Falkland Islands rather than the person’s whole career. If readers consider that obituaries for other people should be included, please let us know. Equally, if readers think that an obituary needs to be corrected, amended, or expanded in any way, again please contact us.

The obituaries relate to people who have died since the 1982 Conflict. The list does not attempt to duplicate the entries in David Tatham’s ‘Dictionary of Falklands Biography‘ which covers personalities involved in events before the 1982 Conflict and not afterward but when a public figure with an entry in the ‘Dictionary’ dies, an obituary notice with a link to ‘Dictionary’ biography may be included.

The obituaries are listed alphabetically by surname rather than by category.

Harold Briley OBE 1931 – 2023

Lord Carrington


Lord Chalfont OBE, MC, PC

Ted Clapp MBE 1930 – 2021

James Martin ‘Mickey’ Clarke

Perez De Cuéllar, UN Secretary General 1982 – 1991

Ray Hansen

Sir Cosmo Haskard KCMG, MBE

John Huckle

Rick Jolly OBE

Ian McDonald MOD Spokesman of the Falkland Conflict in 1982

Kenneth John ‘Jock’ McPhee

Canon Gerry Murphy

Sir Peter Squire GCB, DFC, AFC, DL

Shaun Tighe: 1953 – 2013

Colin Wright: 1938 – 2015