School History

Records of the War 1914-18

C.F. Russell (1940) in his 'A History of  King Edward VI School Southampton'  writes: -

'During the War of 1914-18 it was scarcely possible at any school to keep a list of old boys who were serving in the forces of the Crown, with any certainty that it was complete.  Many must have fought without any information of the fact being conveyed to the school authorities either by themselves or their relations, and for King Edward's School the total number was no doubt larger than that of the names that were known.  Of these there were about four hundred and fifty Old Edwardians who were numbered among those who "for their country's sake and for our sakes loved not their lives unto death". 

G.T Darby (2004) in his 'History of the School' writes: -

"As far as we know 400 OE's served in the First World War; one master and 49 old boys died in the service of their country.  Their memorial which was unveiled in 1923 can be seen in the Commemoration Room.

Utilising the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website it has been possible to identify the age and date of death of a number of OE's (research is on-going for the rest).  Some have been easier to identify than others.  In addition the CWGC website has now produced a Commemorative Certificate for each individual and these have been linked in the table below.  Additional documentation is also available via the same link for 'grave registration' (i.e. place of burial) and 'headstone' details. 

The names on the school's Roll of Honour are as follows: -

Name
Born
Admitted
Left
Died
Age
William Anderson
15 Oct 1889
Jan 1901
Dec 1905


George Leo Annett
26 Jun
Sept 1900
Apr 1906


Joseph Baird
21 Aug 1886Jan 1899Apr 190225 October 1918
32
H. George Whitmore Beadle
4 Sept 1891Jan 1905July 19068 March 1919
27
George Henry Brierley
7 Nov 1885Jan 1896Dec 190124 February 1918
31
Sidney John Browne
16 June 1882Sept 1896Dec 189820 November 1914
32
Frank William Burt
17 Aug 1895Jan 1907July 19105 July 1916
20
Bertram Walter Cherrett
28 Apr 1883Jan 1894Dec 1900

Cyril Shakespeare Clulee
20 Mar 1894Apr 1907July 1907

Harry Cox
11 June 1985Sept 1903July 1912

George Dibben
10 Mar 1885Jan 1895July 1899

John Henry Dixon
3 Aug 1882Jan 1896July 18981 May 1919
37
William James Dodridge
9 May 1899Jan 1911Dec 191121 March 1916
19
William Douglas
23 Sept 1892Sept 1903July 1909

Thomas Mitchell Dow
14 May 1889June 1902July 190610 February 1917
27
Frederick John Drew **
7 Mar 1898Sept 1909Oct 1916

Cecil Dean Early
13 July 1890Jan 1904Apr 190723 August 1918
28
Harold Herbert Ebborn
12 Aug 1891Jan 1903Dec 190523 June 1918
27
Philip E. Edkins
11 Oct 1892Jan 1905June 190616 July 1916
23
Frederick Charles Emanuel
Sept 1875Apr 1885Dec 189213 January 191742
Eric Lancelot Gutteridge **
2 June 1892Sept 1901Dec 190714 July 1916
24
Frederick S. Harris
25 Nov 1885Sept 1898Dec 190111 Oct 1918
33
Owen Jardine Hobbs **
6 Apr 1889Assistant Master
13 November 1916
27
Gilbert Stuart Holbeck
16 Jan 1891Jan 1903Apr 1906

Archibald James
29 Aug 1891May 1905Dec 1908

William Watson Killby
3 Aug 1885Sept 1896Dec 1900

Charles Pardey Lukis
9 Sept 1857Aug 1868Dec 1873

Charles William F. Lukis
July 1879Jan 1888Apr 1889

Alan Stewart MacLauchlan
11 Feb 1886Sept 1899Apr 190228 March 1918
32
John Godfrey Martin
7 Jan 1892Apr 1901Apr 1908

Aubrey Smith Maynard
1877Sept 1889July 189323 August 1915
37
Charles Louis Mitchener
9 Apr 1898Jan 1910July 19123 May 1917
19
Eric Joseph Mitchener
31 July 1894Jan 1906Dec 190812 January 1918
23
Robert James Dugald Mowatt
3 May 1889Sept 1897July 1906

Stanley Thomas Arthur Neil **
8 June 1889Apr 1903Apr 19051 July 1916
27
Charles William Pain
4 Feb 1884Sept 1897Apr 1900

Leonard Waller Pinhorn
4 Apr 1886May 1894Dec 189922 September 1914
29
Edgar Rowland Porter
1880Sept 1890Oct 18978 October 1916
37
Charles William J. Reynolds
24 Aug 1892Apr 1907Apr 1909

William Wellington Sharland
18 June 1884Sept 1895Dec 1899

Raymond Daryll Stroud
14 Oct 1895Jan 1909July 19111 July 1916
25
Arthur Ralph Tarrant
29 Sept 1898Jan 1911July 191524 Jun 1918
19
Peter Boyd Thomson
31 Oct 1899Sept 1911Mar 1915

Leonard Thomas Thornback
5 Jan 1895Jan 1908July 19092 May 1918
23
Cyril Travers Vaughan
14 Nov 1889Apr 1899Dec 1905

Launcelot Rodney Warn
18 June 1881Jan 1892July 18924 February 1919
37
Arthur George S. Webb
31 Mar 1893Apr 1903Apr 1904

George Herbert Wedderburn
16 Mar 1887Sept 1896Apr 19029 August 1918
31
Ronald John Weston
12 Dec 1881Jan 1894Dec 189727 October 1918
36
Arthur Frederick Wolfe **
31 July 1897June 1908Mar 19152 February 1917
19