World War 1

Following the outbreak of war on 4 August 1914, a considerable number of Old Witleian’s joined the forces to fight for King and country. We have recorded the names of 95 Old Witleians – to include two former members of staff – who died during, or as result of, the conflict on the Wormald-Filgate Memorial.  The memorial is made of oak and copper from the former cadet ship HMS Britannia. The memorial is named after Mrs Wormald, a School Governor, who presented the memorial to the School and the bronze panels were donated by Colonel Edward Macartney Filgate, who dedicated the memorial in 1921. The School Archivist gathered information on each of the 95 Old Witleians and these details can be found by clicking on the names below.

Included on the memorial are four names of Old Witleians who died long after the war and not as a direct result of the war. If anyone has either a family connection or information they would like to share regarding these individuals, we would appreciate hearing from you.

                                 

World War 1 Roll of Honour

Name Died Age
William Thomas Alder August 1916 27
John Joseph Allen August 1918 38
Harwood Eldred Ansell May 1915 27
Albert Frederick Anthony April 1918 20
Lionel Gregory Arnold March 1918 26
Arthur Balchin July 1916 26
John Henry Bennett August 1918 23
Laban Bezant June 1915 40
Walter Herbert Blanch March 1918 22
Cecil Budibent September 1915 32
George Budibent October 1918 39
William Burr July 1916 28
Harry Butler August 1918 34
Albert Clark September 1915 24
Norman Charles Clatworthy January 1917 22
Fred Collyer May 1916 26
Henry Collyer June 1917 23
Richard Cooper August 1918 34
Richard Goff Corbett October 1918 19
Frank Bert Cornwell May 1918 30
Joseph Cox October 1917 52
Charles Jesse Crawley June 1915 26
Harold Robin Crawley September 1916 26
Walter Croxford December 1915 24
Stephen William Crumpton March 1917 20
George Richard Curel November 1915 50
Robert Charles Davies September 1917 21
Ernest Dixon August 1916 34
Stanley Lovell Dubery May 1915 24
Clarence Victor Dupre November 1918 21
Cecil Thornon Ellerbeck October 1917 20
Bertram Lewis Evans September 1918 40
Thomas Fenner March 1918 26
Mat Finderling February 1916 23
Ralph Fowler September 1916 30
Arthur Francis April 1917 25
Harry William Galliers July 1916 19
William Henry Gavin December 1918 27
Charles Alfred Gibson December 1917 19
Thomas Frederick Green Died after WW1   –
Archibald Harry Griffith September 1915 18
Frank Burnett Hall August 1917 35
Alan Baird Handyside (Cullerne) October 1918 28
Percival Jack Roberts Harden September 1918 18
William Alfred Hewett September 1916 19
Alfred Henry Hoff March 1915 29
Albert George Holley August 1915 31
Edward Bertie Hudson April 1917 23
Albert Edward James September 1917 19
Sidney John Jarvis September 1918 29
Archibald Frank Percival Jones September 1914 29
Herbert Henry Patrick Jones October 1918 19
Alexander William Kemp August 1918 23
George Albert Kent May 1915 18
Victor Edward Tilden Kenward October 1915 19
Ernest Edward King April 1917 25
Arthur Leslie Lawrence October 1917 19
Percival Lennard Died after WW1   –
George Henry Lovett June 1916 23
John Luker Died after WW1   –
Thomas William Manning July 1915 17
Arthur Edward Marshall April 1917 22
Albert Charles Mattinson December 1917 44
Percy Harold McLellan August 1915 30
George Thomas Harold Merryweather October 1915 28
Richard John Samuel Messange September 1915 20
Norman Morris November 1916 21
Edward Francis Mott September 1916 22
Frank Needle March 1917 25
Percy John Thomas Peacock January 1918 35
Francis William Pearce September 1917 21
Donald Jones Peek May 1917 30
George Henry Peters November 1915 25
Albert Henry Punter July 1916 33
Walter James Punter Died after WW1   –
Edmund H Quarterman January 1918 48
William Edward Rangecroft September 1914 38
Alfred Stephen Rawlings June 1915 26
George Rawlings September 1916 21
Francis Markham Riddle July 1916 28
Barrysdale Albert Robinson April 1916 21
Edward George Ross June 1916 24
Paul Ryan August 1915 19
John Simmons August 1916 45
Edwin Henry Skewis March 1917 17
Robert E Smith January 1918 58
Walter Alfred Smith April 1917 20
William Bowman Stanfield September 1915 27
Walter George Stevens April 1918 19
Edward William Thomas October 1916 21
Albert Tucker September 1918 19
Percy Charles Turvey August 1917 27
Francis Horwood Vercoe June 1917 28
Albert William Voller September 1917 19
Ernest Dudley Whittington February 1918 20
Horace Reginald Willcox October 1919 33
Ernest Hugh Williams July 1918 19
Charles Alec Wright July 1917 19
Francis Samuel Wyatt December 1917 31

 

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