Roll of Honour 1914–18

The revised and extended Roll of Honour and Roll of War Service 1914–18 is now available on the Eastbournian Society website.

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

The late Bill Bowden (Wargrave 1961–65) spent many, many hours researching the pupils’ war records and finding their photos. Since his untimely death in December 2014, others of us in and around the College Archives have added to and copy edited the text.

It now provides full acknowledgement of the sacrifice of the 174 pupils who gave their lives and of the 1,024 pupils and staff who served.

We have over the last ten years published biographical articles in the Old Eastbournian about some of the pupils and we have included these via links to 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 there is any possibility of your tracking one down, please contact us.

Such a document is never complete. So we would ask all readers to add to the information included, to provide additional photos and of course to point out errors in the text.

Please contact the College Archives at archives@eastbourne-college.co.uk or 01323 451901.

New memorial stones

On Remembrance Sunday, 9 November 2014, new memorial stones were unveiled to commemorate the lives of ten Old Eastbournians who were killed in the First World War, but whose names had not previously been recorded on the College war memorial panels.

You can read more about them here.

The Battle of the Somme

Six Old Eastbournians were killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916. You can read more about them here.

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