Index

Where names are in purple and underlined then you can click on them and bring up all the posts in which they appear.

Please note that the entries will appear in reverse order, so it is best to scroll to the bottom and work your way up. Here are some highlights.

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A Regatta on the Western Front!

What it is like to be wounded

VERY smelly Trenches

Collapsing Dug-outs

A Sniper at Gallipoli

The Battle of the Bees

First Deaths in England due to Aerial Bombardment

Turning Shirkers into Soldiers at Cowley Barracks

Christmas Day at War, 1915

Rats!

People:

OPS teacher killed –                                 Leslie Eastwood

Oxford don killed at Jutland –                 Charles Fisher

Missing in action –                                     Edmund Gay

A brilliant Scientist –                                  JBS Haldane

Girls went to war too…                            Kit Marshall (Lynam)

A future author –                                   Nevil (Shute) Norway

The 1914 England rugby captain –         Ronald Poulton

A Marshall of the RAF one day –             John Slessor

Winner of the VC in 1915 –                      John Smyth

Winner of the VC in 1916 –                   William Leefe Robinson

An Oxford Admiral in the making –      Reginald Tyrwhitt

Events:

Battles/campaigns such as –                Dogger Bank (1915)

Gallipoli (1915)

Jutland (1916)

Krithia (1915)

Neuve Chapelle (1915)

The Somme (1916)

Arras (1917)

       3rd Ypres (1917)

                                                                Spring Offensive (1918)

 

Regiments:

Royal Welch Fusiliers

Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry

Schools/Colleges/Universities:

Bedford School

Blundell’s School

Charterhouse School

Cheltenham College

Clifton College

                                                                 Dover College

Haileybury College

                                                                 Lancing College

Malvern College

Marlborough College

                                                                 Oundle School

Radley College

Repton School

                                                                 Rossall School

Rugby School

                                                                 Sherborne School

Shrewsbury School

                                                                 St. Edward’s, Oxford

Wellington College

                                                                 Westminster School

Winchester College

 

Balliol College, Oxford

Christ Church, Oxford

New College, Oxford

 

INDEX (By surname):

A

Henry Addis (Westminster) – Royal Dublin Fusiliers – KIA 1918

Humphrey Arden (Radley & Queen’s Cambridge) – RGA

B

St John Backhouse (King’s Wimbledon) – RAF

Miss Bagguley – OPS Staff

Frank Benham (Marlborough) – RFA – KIA 1916

John Betjemann – OPS pupil

Otto von Bismarck – the German Chancellor (1871-90)

Oswald Blencowe (St. Edward’s Oxford) – Ox & Bucks LI – KIA 1916

Bob Bourne (Eton & New College, Oxford) – Herefordshires. (Olympic rower, silver medal, 1912)

Robert Bridges – Poet Laureate

Rupert Brooke – poet. Died 1915

John Brooks (Marlborough & Christ Church, Oxford) – Indian Army

Tyrell Brooks (Marlborough) – Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

David Westcott Brown (Marlborough & Balliol, Oxford) – Leicesters – KIA 1916

Geoffrey Buck (Winchester) – RFC

Blake Budden (Repton) – Middlesex (POW)

Raymond Burch (Felsted & Emmanuel, Cambridge) – RAF

Claude Burton (‘Touchstone’) – writer

Paddy Burton (Repton & Wadham, Oxford) – Bedfords – KIA 1916

Mr (Walter) Bye OPS staff – Royal West Surrey Reg

John Bywater-Ward (HMS Britannia) – RN

C

Alan Cam (Dover & Central Technical College) – RE – KIA 1917

Maurice Campbell (Winchester & New College, Oxford) – RAMC

Pat Campbell (Winchester) – RFA

Percy Campbell (Clifton  & Hertford, Oxford) – Wiltshires – KIA 1914

Sydney Carline (Repton & Slade) – RFC

Geoffrey Carpenter (Bradfield & St. Catherine’s Oxford) – Uganda Medical Service

Lewis Carroll – author of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Reggie Carr-White (Repton & RMC Sandhurst) – Indian Army, Hodson’s Horse

Philip Chapman (Clifton) – Hampshires – KIA 1915

GK Chesterton – author of “Father Brown” books

Charlie Childe (Clifton & Pembroke, Cambridge) – Gloucesters – KIA 1916

Maurice Church (Lancing & Keble, Oxford) – KIA 1901 (South African War)

Winston Churchill – First Lord of the Admiralty (1914/15)

Bim Clarke (Repton) – 10th Gurkhas

Geoffrey Clarke (Winchester & New College, Oxford) – Rifle Brigade – KIA 1916

Jean Clunet – French Army – died of typhus 1917

Martin Collier (RNC Osborne & Dartmouth) – RN – KIA 1918

Jack Conybeare (Rugby & New College, Oxford) – OBLI

Christopher Counsell (Lancing & Trinity, Oxford) – Hampshires – KIA 1916

Victor Cowley (Repton) – Royal Irish Rifles

Marie Curie – Nobel Laureate (1903)

D

Cedric Davidson (Radley) – MGC

Edmund Deane (St. Edward’s Oxford) – Canadian Army – KIA 1916

Jack Denniston (Winchester & New College, Oxford) – King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Aubrey de Selincourt (Rugby & University, Oxford) – RFC (missing in action)

Leslie de Selincourt (Rugby) – Hampshires/OBLI

John Dowson (Rugby) – Royal Berks (missing in action)

Greville Drew (Winchester & RMA Woolwich) – RE

Raymond Drew (Rossall & Pembroke, Oxford) – Royal Fusiliers – KIA 1916

Francis Duckworth (Rossall & Trinity, Oxford) – RGA

Patrick Duff (Blundell’s & Balliol, Oxford) – RFA (Gallipoli)

William Dyson (Clifton & Balliol, Oxford) – Devonshires

E

Leslie Eastwood (King William’s IOM & Worcester, Oxford) – KORL – KIA 1915

Arthur Egerton – RA

Cyril Emmett (Repton) – RNAS – KIA 1918

William Esson (Rugby & RNC Greenwich) – RMLI – KIA 1916

F

George Falkiner (Blundell’s & RMC Sandhurst) – Royal Dublin Fusiliers – KIA 1917

Stephen Field (Wellington) – OPS pupil

Rosina Filippi – actress/dramatist

Charles Fisher (Westminster & Christ Church, Oxford) – RN – KIA 1916

Edmund Fisher (Haileybury) – RFA – died 1918

HAL Fisher – Education Minister

William Fisher (HMS Britannia) – RN

CRL Fletcher – Historian

George Fletcher (Eton & Balliol, Oxford) – RWF – KIA 1915

Leslie Fletcher (Marlborough) – RN

Regie Fletcher (Eton & Balliol, Oxford) – RFA – KIA 1914

Robert French (Blundell’s & London) – RWF – KIA 1916

Philip Frere (Heidelberg, Westminster) – KRRC

Geoffrey Freyberg (HMS Britannia) – RN (Jutland)

Lance Freyberg (Marlborough) – RN – KIA 1916

G

Jack Gamlen (Rugby & Balliol, Oxford) – OBLI

Bertram Garratt (Haileybury) – Indian Army

Edmund Gay (Winchester & New College, Oxford) – Norfolks (missing in action)

King George V

Robert Gibson (Winchester & New College, Oxford) – Bedfordshires – KIA 1916

Rafe Griffith (St. Bees) – Royal West Kents

Leslie Grundy (Marlborough) – York & Lancs, MGC

H

Sir Douglas Haig – i/c BEF in France (1915)

Alan Haig-Brown (Charterhouse & Pembroke, Cambridge) – Middlesex – KIA 1918

Roderick Haigh (Winchester & Corpus Christi, Oxford) – Royal West Surreys – KIA 1914

JBS Haldane (Eton & New College, Oxford) – Black Watch

Sir Ian Hamilton – i/c Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli 1915)

Wallace Hardman (Malvern College) – Manchesters – KIA 1917

Hunter Herbertson (MCS Oxford & Balliol, Oxford) – KRRC (missing in action)

Tom Higginson (Ludlow GS & Balliol, Oxford) – Shropshire Light Infantry – KIA 1915 (OPS staff)

Carmen Hill – singer

Trevor Hoey (Blundell’s, MCS & Jesus, Oxford) – OBLI

Claud Hughes-Games (Ramsgate/Clifton) – Gloucesters

Gus Hume-Gore (Marlborough) – Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders/King’s African Rifles

Aldous Huxley – author

I

Donald Innes (Repton & University, Oxford) – Motor Cycle Corps

J

Maurice Jacks (Bradfield & Balliol, Oxford) – KRRC

Stopford Jacks (Malvern & Balliol, Oxford) – RFA

Hamilton Jefferson (St. Bees) – OBLI – KIA 1917

Alan Jenks (Blundell’s & London) – RE – KIA 1917

Bobby Johnson (Winchester & New College, Oxford) – Hampshires

Wilfred Johnson (Marlborough & University, Oxford) – Hampshires

K

Locke Kendall (Marlborough & Caius, Cambridge) – Norfolks – KIA 1917

Cyril King (Winchester) – Civilian POW

Ernest Knox (Westminster & RMC Sandhurst) – 36th Sikhs

L

Robin Laffan (Eton & Balliol, Oxford) – military padre

Cosmo Lang – OPS staff (1890-96), Archbishop of York (1908-  )

Rupert Lee (RNC Osborne) – Worcestershires

Alan Leggett (Tonbridge & RMC Sandhurst) – North Staffs – KIA 1914

Eric Leggett (Wellington & RMA Woolwich) – RA – KIA 1916

Henry Liddell – Dean of Christ Church Oxford (1855-91)

Stephen Low (Winchester, Magdalen, Oxford) – Hampshires

Cecil Lucas (Blundell’s) – RHA

Hum Lynam – OPS staff

Kit Lynam (Kit Marshall) – YMCA chauffeuse

M

Alasdair Macdonell (Repton & Balliol, Oxford) – Cameron Highlanders – KIA 1915

Jim Maclean (Fettes & RMA Woolwich) – RE

Nigel Madan (Eton & Christ Church, Oxford) – Royal Lancasters – KIA 1916

SPB Mais – ex OPS staff

Lance Mallalieu – OPS pupil

Percival Mallalieu – OPS pupil

Sholto Marcon (Lancing & Oriel, Oxford) – OBLI

Kit Marshall (Kit Lynam) – YMCA chauffeuse

Harry Maule (Winchester & Magdalen Cambridge) – North Lancs

Charles Mayhew (Winchester) – RMLI

Naomi Mitchison (Naomi Haldane) OPS pupil

Walter Moberly (Winchester & New College, Oxford) – OBLI

Lady Ottoline Morrell – society hostess

Philip Morrell – Liberal MP for Burnley

Geoffrey Mott (Marlborough) – South Lancs

Roger Mott (Wellington & RMC Sandhurst) – Special List

Leslie Murray (Oundle) – RFC

N

Nevil Shute Norway (Shrewsbury) – Dublin (1915)

O

Revere Osler (Winchester & Christ Church, Oxford) – RFA – KIA 1917

P

Basil Parker (Bedford GS) – Hampshires – KIA 1915

Hubert Parry – composer

Hamilton Pellatt (Repton & University, Oxford) – Royal Irish

Arthur Percival (Marlborough/Rugby & RMC Sandhurst) – Northumberland Fusiliers – KIA 1914

Jocelyn Pickard (Rugby) – RE/RESR

Arthur Pilkington (Cheltenham College staff) – OPS bursar

Basil Playne (Clifton & Pembroke, Cambridge) – RN

Ronald Poulton (Palmer)  (Rugby & Balliol, Oxford) – KIA 1915

Cyril Pouncey – OPS pupil

John Pratt (Blundell’s) – Yorkshires – KIA 1917

Robert Pratt (Wellingborough) – Military Labour Bureau – KIA 1917

Bartholomew Price (Winchester & Christ Church, Oxford) – Royal Fusiliers

Robert Pringle (Winchester) – Royal West Surreys – KIA 1914

R

John Raikes (Radley & Corpus Christi, Oxford) – Essex – KIA 1916

Adrian Raleigh (Sherborne & RMC Sandhurst) – Leicestershires

Robert Rawlinson (Blundell’s) – Border Regiment – KIA 1916

Harold Leefe Robinson (St. Bees) – Indian Army – KIA 1916

William Leefe Robinson (St. Bees) – RFC (POW)

James Romanes (Charterhouse) – Royal Scots

Douglas Rose (The Ley’s, Cambridge) – OBLI

Geoffrey Rose (Harrow, King’s Cambridge) – OBLI

Jack Ruttledge (Clifton & RMC Sandhurst) – West Yorks – KIA 1916

S

William Scott (Rugby & McGill, Montreal) – OBLI – KIA 1917

Amherst Selby-Bigge – Permanent Secretary to the Board of Education

Dick Sergent (Repton) – RNVR (Gallipoli)

Noel Sergent (Repton) – French Artillery (Gallipoli)

William Sheepshanks (Winchester & New College, Oxford) – KRRC – KIA 1917

Tom Sheepshanks (Winchester & Trinity, Oxford) – Norfolks/Suffolks

Frank Sidgwick (Rugby & Trinity, Cambridge) – Artists’ Rifles

Hugh Sidgwick (Winchester & Balliol, Oxford) – RGA – KIA 1917

John Slessor (Haileybury College) – RFC

Lionel Smith (Rugby & Balliol) – Hampshires

Geoffrey Smyth (Winchester & Magdalen, Oxford) – Loyal North Lancs (Gallipoli)

John Smyth (Repton & RMC Sandhurst) – Sikhs (Indian Army)

Henry Souttar (Oxford High School & Queen’s Oxford) – Surgeon/author

Northcote Spicer (Blundell’s School) – RFA

Frank Spurling (Rossall) – Rifle Brigade – KIA 1917

Henry Spurling (Winchester & New College, Oxford) – Hampshires

George Stack (Westminster & RMA Woolwich) – RE

Ronald Stonehouse (Sedburgh) – RFC/RAF – KIA 1918

Desmond Stride (Warden House School, Deal) – RN (Jutland)

Francis Studdy (HMS Conway & Dartmouth) – RN (Jutland)

T

Stuart Taylor (Bedford GS & RMC Sandhurst) – West Yorks (Leeds’ Pals)

William Temple – (Rev) Headmaster Repton School (1910-14)

Greville Thomas (Rossall) – Gurkha Rifles – KIA 1918

Morice Thompson (St. Edward’s Oxford & St. John’s Oxford) – MGC – KIA 1917

Treffry Thompson (Repton & St. John’s Oxford) – RAMC

George Thuillier (Dover College) – Devons

Percy Trevelyan (RNC Osborne & Dartmouth) – RN (Jutland)

Gifford Turrell (Sherborne & Queen’s Oxford) – OBLI – KIA 1917

Henry Tyndale (Winchester & New College, Oxford) – KRRC

Frederick Tyrwhitt – Worcestershires

Nathaniel Tyrwhitt (Dresden) – London Regiment – KIA 1915

Reginald Tyrwhitt (HMS Britannia) – RN

V

Gilbert Vassall – (OPS staff)

Raymond Venis (Repton & RMC Sandhurst) – Indian Army – KIA 1915

W

Lindsay Wallace (Winchester & Balliol, Oxford) – OBLI (OPS staff)

Peter Warren (Westminster & Magdalen, Oxford) – RFC (POW)

Blair Watson – Oxford Yeomanry (OPS staff)

William Wells-Cole ((Repton & RMC Sandhurst) – Lincolns – KIA 1917

Nevile West (Marlborough & RMC Sandhurst) – Royal Berks – KIA 1917

Robert Whigham – KOSB

Tom Whittingham (Felsted) – Leicesters – KIA 1915

Nurse Wilkinson – 3rd Southern General Hospital

Miss Williams – OPS Staff

Virginia Woolf – novelist

George Wright (Eton & Balliol, Oxford) – Somerset Light Infantry – KIA 1916