The First World War

The Roll of Honour and Roll of War Service 1914–18

Originally published in 1921, the Roll of Honour has been completely revised and updated and now provides full acknowledgement of the sacrifice of the 174 Old Eastbournians who gave their lives and of the 1,024 OEs and staff who served in the First World War.

Please click on this link to open the document (PDF file, 5MB).

In recent years, biographical articles about some of the OEs have been published in the Old Eastbournian magazine and we have included links to these in the text. We have also included references to published biographies.

Many of those OEs included were awarded medals for gallantry. Wherever possible we have included the citations for their awards but there are many that we still need.

If you are able to supply us with any further information, provide photographs or notice any errors in the text, please get in contact by email to or call us on 01323 451901.

First World War Memorial

A report on the ten new memorial stones that were added to the College's war memorial and unveiled on Remembrance Day 2014. It includes brief biographies of the ten OEs whose names had not been previously listed in the memorial panels.

Fighter aces of the First World War

An article originally published in the Old Eastbournian magazine 2013, Fighter Aces of the First World War profiles seven OEs who qualified as 'aces'. This is a PDF file.

The Battle of the Somme

Biographies of six Old Eastbournians who were killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916.


First World War military service

Links to biographies of Old Eastbournians who served in the First World War are carried below. These are all articles that have been published in the Old Eastbournian magazine and are PDF files.

Air Chief Marshall Sir John Baker GBE KCB MC DFC
(School 1911–15)
[OE magazine 2003]
Capt Andrew K Cowper
(School 1913–16)
[OE magazine 2004]
Major Thakur Dalpat Singh MC
(Blackwater 1907–11)
[OE magazine 2012]
2nd Lt Douglas Lambert
(Gonville 1899–1902)
[OE magazine 1999]  [OE magazine 2010]
Lt Euan Lucie-Smith
(Gonville 1905-06)
[OE magazine 2020]

Lt Hardit Singh Malik
(Blackwater 1910–12) 'The Flying Sikh'
[OE magazine 2000]

Lt Alan H Oxley
(Home Boarder 1911–14)
[OE magazine 2014]

Lt Arthur W Passmore
(Gonville 1902–06)
[OE magazine 2014]

Wing Commander Lionel Brabazon Rees VC OBE MC AFC 
(Blackwater 1898–1901)
[OE magazine 2006]  [OE magazine 2014]


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