David Caminer OBE

David Caminer died on June 19, aged 92 

David played rugby for Lyons before the war. He was apparently a dynamic wing forward. During the war he lost a leg on active service in Tunisia at the battle of Mareth. When Centaurs was formed he immediately became a non-playing member and would come to Osterley to watch when Rosslyn Park were not at home. He was a debenture holder donating his shares to the club when the scheme was wound up. Among his other interests were opera, the MCC and Chelsea FC. 

David was a computer pioneer and early designer of computer software with Lyons where he was one of the brains behind the world's first office computer ( the LEO, short for Lyons Electronic Office).  He was appointed OBE in 1980 and in 2006 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University for his contribution to business computer applications.

Tony Morgan recalls: " In business he was a formidable, if at times terrifying, colleague. In later years he was wheelchair bound but would still attend LEO reunions. I last saw him at an event at the Science Museum celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world's first computer payroll, Lyons of course".