Remembering the 149 - OBs in The Great War

From the very beginning of the War, efforts had been made to collect and classify information as to the services of Old Brightonians, but the great mass of material rapidly became difficult to handle. A War Record was first published by the Old Brightonians in 1920 featuring a full Roll of Honour and a list of all those who had served. It was admitted at the time that it was incomplete and may contain errors. It has for the last 100 years been our most valuable source of information about those who served, and those who lost their lives.

The Brighton College Roll of Honour to date lists 149 former pupils killed on active service during the Great War. One of the first two officers killed in the conflict was Second Lt. Vincent Waterfall, of Hampden House/Chichester House, aged just 22. Old Brightonians fought and died in Palestine, at the Somme, at Ypres, and in the final push for victory in the week before the Armistice was signed, on 11 November 1918.