UPDATE: The list is now 25 murdered at Marconi.
Ok here is some of the most detailed info I have on each of the people so far. I am also going to do some research on the companies these people have
been working with when killed and see what military projects they had since 1980.
In the 1980’s over two dozen science graduates and experts working for Marconi or Plessey Defence Systems died in mysterious circumstances, most
appearing to be ‘suicides.’ The MOD denied these scientists had been involved in classified Star Wars Projects and that the deaths were in any way
connected. Judge for yourself...
The list of casualties follow in alphabetical order:
Baker, Michael, twenty-two years old. Digital communications expert working on a defence project at Plessey; part-time member of Signals Corps SAS.
Fatal accident on 3rd May 1987, when his car crashed through a barrier near Poole in Dorset. Coroner’s verdict: Misadventure.
Beckham, Alistair, fifty years old. Software engineer with Plessey Defence Systems. Found dead in August 1988 electrocuted in his garden shed with
mains wires connected to his body. Coroner’s verdict: Open.
Bowden, Professor Keith, forty-six years old. Computer programmer and scientist at Essex University engaged in work for Marconi, who was hailed as an
expert on super computers and computer-controlled aircraft. Fatal car crash in March 1982 when his vehicle went out of control across a dual
carriageway and plunged onto a disused railway line. Police maintained he had been drinking but family and friends all denied the allegation.
Coroner’s verdict: Accident.
Brittan, Dr. John, fifty-two years old. Scientist formerly engaged in top secret work at the Royal College of Military Science at Shrivenham,
Oxfordshire, and later deployed in a research department at the MOD. Death by carbon monoxide poisoning on 12th January 1987 in his own garage,
shortly after returning from a trip to the US in connection with his work. Coroner’s verdict: Accident.
Dajibhai, Vimal, twenty-four years old. Computer software engineer with Marconi, responsible for testing computer control systems of Tigerfish and
Stingray torpedoes at Marconi Underwater Systems at Croxley Green, Hertfordshire. Death by 74m (240ft.) fall from Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol,
on 4th August 1986. Police report on the body mentioned a needle-sized puncture wound on the left buttock, but this was later dismissed as being a
result of the fall. Dajibhai had been looking forward to starting a new job in the City of London and friends had confirmed that there was no reason
for him to commit suicide. At the time of his death he was in the last week of his work with Marconi. Coroner’s verdict: Open.
Ferry, Peter, sixty years old. Retired Army Brigadier and an Assistant Marketing Director with Marconi. He was said to be depressed following several
serious car accidents, the last on 2nd August 1988. Found on 22nd or 23rd August 1988 electrocuted in his company flat with electrical leads in his
mouth. Coroner’s verdict: Open
Gida, Avtar Singh, twenty-seven years old. Belonged to the MOD Admiralty Research Establishment. Disappeared mysteriously in January 1987 while
writing his doctoral thesis on underwater signal processing at Loughborough University. Both mainland police and Interpol launched searches for him in
several countries, without success. He eventually reappeared four months later. He had been traced to a red light district of Paris and confirmed that
he did not know precisely how he had got there. Allegedly, he has returned to his work and has said he does not want to discuss his disappearance or
the death of his colleague, Vimal Dajibhai.
Godley, Lt-Colonel Anthony, forty-nine years old. Head of the Work Study Unit at the Royal College of Military Science. Disappeared mysteriously in
April 1983 without explanation. His father had bequeathed in excess of seventy-nine thousand pounds, to be collected by 1887. The money was never
claimed. Presumed dead.
Gooding, Stuart, twenty-three years old. Postgraduate research student at the Royal College of Military Science. Fatal car crash on 10th April 1987
while on holiday in Cyprus. The death occurred at the same time as college personnel were carrying out exercises on Cyprus. Coroner’s verdict:
Greenhalgh, David, forty-six years old. NATO Defence Contracts Manager with ICL, who was working on the same defence project as David Sands (see
below.) Mysterious 12m (40ft.) leap from a bridge at Maidenhead, Berkshire, on 10th April 1897 – the same day as Stuart Gooding’s fatal car crash. He
survived the fall and confirmed that he had no idea of how he had leapt from the bridge.
Hall, Andrew, thirty-three years old. Engineering Manager with British Aerospace. Carbon monoxide poisoning in a car with a hosepipe connected to the
exhaust, in September 1988. Coroner’s verdict: Suicide.
Hill, Roger, forty-nine years old. Radar designer and draughtsman with Marconi . Died in March 1985 by a shotgun blast at home. Coroner’s verdict:
Jennings, Frank, sixty years old. Electronic Weapons Engineer with Plessey. Found dead from a heart attack in June 1987. No inquest.
Knight, Trevor, fifty-two years old. Computer engineer with Marconi Space and Defence Systems in Stanmore, Middlesex. Found dead at his home in
Harpenden, Hertfordshire, on 25th March 1988 at the wheel of his car with a hosepipe connected to the exhaust. A St.Alban’s coroner said that Knight’s
woman friend, Miss Narmada Thanki (who also worked with him at Marconi) had found three suicide notes left by him which made clear his intentions.
Miss Thanki had mentioned that Knight disliked his work but she did not detect any depression that would have driven him to suicide. However, she
confirmed that he has suffered from migraine over a number of years and had also been involved in several road traffic accidents. Coroner’s verdict:
Kountis, George, age unknown. Systems Analyst at Bristol Polytechnic. Drowned in April 1987 – the same day as Shani Warren (see below) – as the result
of a car accident, his upturned car being found in the River Mersey, Liverpool. Coroner’s verdict: Misadventure. (Kountis’ sister called for a fresh
inquest as she thought “things didn’t add up.”)
Moore, Victor, forty-six years old. Design Engineer with Marconi Space and Defence Systems. Died from an overdose in February 1987. Coroner’s verdict:
Peapell, Peter, forty-six years old. Scientist at the Royal College of Military Science. He had been working on testing titanium for it’s resistance
to explosives and the use of computer analysis of signals from metals. Found dead on 22nd February 1987, allegedly from carbon monoxide poisoning, in
his Oxfordshire garage. The circumstances of his death raised some elements of doubt. His wife had found him on his back with his head parallel to the
rear car bumper and his mouth in line with the exhaust pipe, with the car engine running. Police were apparently baffled as to how he could have
manoeuvred into the position in which he was found. It was confirmed that Peapell had shown no signs of stress which could have caused him to commit
suicide. His death followed the somewhat similar death of John Brittan. At the time of his death, Peapell no longer worked at the Royal College of
Military Science and had moved to a research department of the MOD. Interestingly, both Peapell and Brittan had worked at the Royal College of
Military Science and furthermore, both had been on a recent trip to the US in connection with their work. Coroner’s verdict: Open.
Pugh, Richard, thirty-seven years old. MOD computer consultant and digital communications expert. Found dead in his flat in January 1987 with his feet
bound and a plastic bag over his head. Rope was tied around his body, coiling four times around his neck. Coroner’s verdict: Accident.
Sands, David, thirty-seven years old. Senior scientist working for Easams of Camberley, Surrey, a sister company to Marconi. Dr. John Brittan had also
worked at Camberley. Fatal car crash on 30th March 1987, when he allegedly made a sudden U-turn on a dual carriageway while on his way to work,
crashing at high speed into a disused cafeteria. He was found still wearing his seat belt and it was discovered that the car had been carrying
additional petrol cans. None of the ‘normal’ reasons for a possible suicide could be found. Coroner’s verdict; Open.
Sharif, Arshad, twenty-six years old. Reported to have been working on systems for the detection of submarines by satellite. Died in October 1986 as a
result of placing a ligature around his neck, tying the other end to a tree and then driving off in his car with the accelerator pedal jammed down.
His unusual death was complicated by several issues: Sharif lived near Vimal Dajibhai in Stanmore, Middlesex, he committed suicide in Bristol and,
inexplicably, had spent the last night of his life in a rooming house. He had paid for his accommodation in cash and was seen to have a bundle of
high-denomination banknotes in his possession. While the police were told of the banknotes, no mention was made of them at the inquest and they were
never found. In addition, most of the other guests at rooming house worked at British Aerospace – prior to working for Marconi, Sharif had also worked
at British Aerospace on guided weapons technology. Coroner’s verdict: Suicide.
Skeels, David, forty-three years old. Engineer with Marconi. Found dead in his car February 1987 with a hosepipe connected to the exhaust. Coroner’s
Smith Russell, twenty-three years old. Laboratory technician with the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell, Essex. Died in January 1988 as
a result of a cliff fall at Boscastle in Cornwall. Coroner’s verdict: Suicide.
Warren, Shani, twenty-six years old. Personal assistant in a company called Micro Scope, which was taken over by GEC Marconi less than four weeks
after her death. Found drowned in 45cm. (18in) of water, not far from the site of David Greenhalgh’s death fall. Warren died exactly one week after
the death of Stuart Gooding and serious injury to Greenhalgh on 10th April 1987. She was found gagged with a noose around her neck. Her feet were also
bound and her hands tied behind her back. Coroner’s verdict: Open. (It was said that Warren had gagged herself, tied her feet with rope, then tied her
hands behind her back and hobbled to the lake on stiletto heels to drown herself.)
Wash, Jonathan, twenty-nine years old. Digital communications expert who had worked at GEC and at British Telecom’s secret research centre at
Martlesham Heath, Suffolk. Died on 19th November 1985 as a result of falling from a hotel room in Abidjan, West Africa, while working for British
Telecom. He had expressed fears that his life was in danger. Coroner’s verdict: Open.
Wisner, Mark, twenty-four years old. Software engineer at the MOD. Found dead on 24th April 1987 in a house shared with two colleagues. He was found
with a plastic sack around his head and several feet of cling film around his face. The method of death was almost identical to that of Richard Pugh
some three months earlier. Coroner’s verdict: Accident.
Above list compiled by Raymond A. Robinson in 'The Alien Intent' (A Dire Warning)