Dear Head's

You may have heard that the College has been raising money for a new memorial statue, helping us to remember the 147 Old Brightonians who sacrificed their lives in the Great War.  Situated outside the College Chapel, the statue will not be that of a soldier, but that of a Brighton College boy in school uniform leaving the Chapel for the last time to serve his country.

Over the last 12 months, parents and Old Brightonians have been making a donation of £1,000 to 'sponsor' and leave a dedication to each of the boys from the Roll of Honour. It has been a deeply moving project involving pupils, parents and Old Brightonians, and we are now very close to remembering each of the 147 who died and reaching our fundraising target.

As part of our commemorative activities, each House has decided to take on a past pupil to remember.  I chose Gilbert Maurice Parkinson (Sc. 1910-13) for Head's House. He left the College in 1913 and you can read about what he did subsequently on his page in the Role Of Honour. After many trials and tribulations throughout the war Gilbert was struck down in the influenza epidemic that ravaged Europe in the closing months of World War One. He died in Italy shortly after the end of the war on 14th November 1918.

To donate in memory of Gilbert please simply use the links below. We would be delighted to add your comments and dedications to Gilbert’s page: please email these to

Whether it is £20 or £100, anything you can contribute will help, and we would be extremely grateful.

Richard Grice
Housemaster, Head's House