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: 28th August 1893
Regiment: Royal Engineers

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Date of Birth: 19th May 1885
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

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Date of Birth: 30th August 1895
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps

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Date of Birth: 18th November 1883
Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment

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Date of Birth: 29th November 1893
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery

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Date of Birth: 17th May 1887
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

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Date of Birth: 3rd March 1885
Regiment: Grenadier Guards

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Date of Birth: 1st December 1888
Regiment: Grenadier Guards

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Date of Birth: 15th November 1885
Regiment: Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry

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Date of Birth: 2nd December 1894
Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own)

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Date of Birth: 6th February 1896
Regiment: East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)

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Date of Birth: 11th November 1890
Regiment: Sussex Yeomanry

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Date of Birth: 1st April 1884
Regiment: 12th (Prince of Wales' Royal) Lancers

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Date of Birth: 15th May 1891
Regiment: 2nd Dragoon Guards

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Date of Birth: 26th November 1879
Regiment: Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry

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Date of Birth: 29th September 1883
Regiment: 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers

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Date of Birth: 12th March 1899
Regiment: Royal Air Force

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Date of Birth: 9th September 1885
Regiment: Lothians and Border Horse

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