Dear Williams

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 Edmund William Baldwin Chile-Pemberton (Ha.1911) for Williams House. He left the College in 1911 and you can read about what he did subsequently on his page in the Role Of Honour. Edmund died from wounds received in action on April 13th 1917, aged 21. 

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

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

Suzie Sturgeon
Housemistress, Williams House