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: 24th July 1889
Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment

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Date of Birth: 19th November 1896
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps

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Date of Birth: 17th December 1891
Regiment: Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment

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Date of Birth: 18th August 1884
Regiment: Australian Infantry

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Date of Birth: 21st July 1896
Regiment: Sherwood Foresters

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Date of Birth: 11th January 1898
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

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Date of Birth: 20th March 1887
Regiment: Essex Regiment

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Date of Birth: 5th April 1889
Regiment: 17th Lancers, attached to The Tank Corps

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Date of Birth: 24th June 1897
Regiment: Rifle Brigade

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Date of Birth: 18th December 1894
Regiment: 42nd Royal Highlanders of Canada Battalion, Canadian Infantry

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Date of Birth: 24th May 1869
Regiment: Hampshire Regiment

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Date of Birth: 25th May 1884
Regiment: 19th Hussars

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Date of Birth: 5th April 1892
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

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Date of Birth: 9th December 1897
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps

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Date of Birth: 22nd January 1887
Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

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Date of Birth: 10th November 1891
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

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Date of Birth: 14th September 1894
Regiment: Black Watch

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Date of Birth: 5th December 1872
Regiment: North Lancashire Regiment

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Date of Birth: 14th February 1896
Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry

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Date of Birth: 1st November 1894
Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

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