World War I


2488 members of the Winchester College community served in the armed forces during World War I. This figure includes teaching staff, Quiristers (younger boys who sing in the chapel choir), and pupils. 513 died, serving predominantly in the army. The total number of boys in the school, in any given year, between 1914 and 1918, was no more than 500. Effectively, Winchester College lost a generation of young men to the Great War.

Date of Birth: 23rd August 1888
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

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Date of Birth: 13th June 1889
Regiment: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

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Date of Birth: 14th December 1892
Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers

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Date of Birth: 16th September 1889
Regiment: Black Watch

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Date of Birth: 13th March 1892
Regiment: Black Watch

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Date of Birth: 26th February 1879
Regiment: Berkshire Yeomanry

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Date of Birth: 6th October 1893
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers

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Date of Birth: 21st June 1880
Regiment: Hertfordshire Regiment

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Date of Birth: 26th April 1897
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

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Date of Birth: 27th September 1887
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps

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Date of Birth: 7th August 1888
Regiment: Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment)

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Date of Birth: 16th April 1879
Regiment: Scottish Horse

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Date of Birth: 13th January 1895
Regiment: Royal Air Force

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Date of Birth: 20th January 1898
Regiment: Rifle Brigade

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Date of Birth: 11th October 1889
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)

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Date of Birth: 27th September 1856
Regiment: General Staff, Irish Command

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Date of Birth: 14th October 1882
Regiment: Leinster Regiment

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Date of Birth: 15th March 1893
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

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Date of Birth: 20th April 1883
Regiment: Welch Regiment

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Date of Birth: 1st January 1886
Regiment: Grenadier Guards

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