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: 25th September 1869
Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles

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Date of Birth: 22nd October 1884
Regiment: Manchester Regiment

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Date of Birth: 21st September 1890
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

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Date of Birth: 10th May 1889
Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers

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Date of Birth: 13th March 1871
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers

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Date of Birth: 3rd March 1881
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

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Date of Birth: 31st January 1894
Regiment: South Irish Horse

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Date of Birth: 5th November 1889
Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment

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Date of Birth: 24th July 1885
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers

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Date of Birth: 16th January 1883
Regiment: Hampshire Yeomanry (Machine Gun Corps)

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Date of Birth: 10th November 1854
Regiment: Royal Artillery

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Date of Birth: 2nd February 1897
Regiment: Grenadier Guards

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Date of Birth: 1st August 1887
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps

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Date of Birth: 15th August 1895
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps

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Date of Birth: 12th December 1892
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment

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Date of Birth: 22nd January 1884
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, East Anglian Brigade

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Date of Birth: 30th April 1896
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders

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Date of Birth: 18th May 1892
Regiment: Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry

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Date of Birth: 18th June 1888
Regiment: Manchester Regiment

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Date of Birth: 16th February 1888
Regiment: South African Forces

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