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: 26th September 1893
Regiment: Manchester Regiment

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Date of Birth: 7th April 1886
Regiment: Black Watch

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Date of Birth: 25th February 1899
Regiment: Royal Air Force

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Date of Birth: 21st March 1886
Regiment: Royal Welch Fusiliers

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Date of Birth: 27th June 1895
Regiment: Gurkha Rifles

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Date of Birth: 14th September 1885
Regiment: Gurkha Rifles

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Date of Birth: 3rd July 1897
Regiment: Grenadier Guards

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Date of Birth: 7th March 1893
Regiment: Rifle Brigade

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Date of Birth: 20th August 1892
Regiment: East Kent Regiment

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Date of Birth: 22nd July 1886
Regiment: Royal Scots

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Date of Birth: 16th May 1891
Regiment: London Regiment

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Date of Birth: 6th May 1888
Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

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Date of Birth: 25th March 1896
Regiment: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

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Date of Birth: 5th February 1889
Regiment: Irish Guards

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Date of Birth: 1st September 1891
Regiment: Rifle Brigade

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Date of Birth: 21st August 1890
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers

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Date of Birth: 23rd March 1889
Regiment: Royal Lancashire Regiment

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Date of Birth: 18th July 1892
Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment

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Date of Birth: 14th March 1877
Regiment: Chinese Labour Corps

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Date of Birth: 1st July 1897
Regiment: Grenadier Guards

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