Roll of Honour

Welcome to our Remembrance Page. 

We are currently marking the Centenary of WW1 with a series of events and acts of remembrance.

Please visit our Centenary Remembrance Facebook Page, which is updated regularly with photos, archives, letters, diaries and other memories from the First World War, as well as information about what's happening to mark this Centenary in School.

King William's College was unique in having the only Army Cadet Force in Britain, which saw active service during the war. At the request of the Isle of Man Government, our pupils provided the Armed Guard for the prisoners-of-war who arrived by sea throughout the War, escorting them from the ship to the internment camps.

We think it is important to commemorate the enormous sacrifice made by members of our School community. 549 members of King William's College served in the First World War, of whom 139 (25%) were killed.

Their names are on the War Memorial outside the Chapel, but they were more than just names, and this Centenary provides a special opportunity for us to learn more about them and the role our School played in this key event in our history.

 Roll of Honour 1914-1918

J Adamson

Thomas Green

Geoffrey Parker

Robert Allen

Morrice Greer

Norman Peak

Archibald Anderson

John Harding

Derrick Pearson

Edward Ashcroft

Frank Harger

John Pilkington

Lancelot Ashcroft

Robert Harley

Charles Pulley

Gerald Barrett

Mr W Hartley, Master

Mr R Quine, Porter

William Beckton

Thomas Hayhurst

Kenneth Reah

Philip Bell

Alfred Hobdey

William Rigby

Francis Bird

Legh Holden

Eric Roberts

Hugh Black

Eric Hough

Reuben Roberts

Charles Boote

Arthur Houghton

John Robinson

Herbert Booth

Idwal Humphry

George Roscoe

Norman Bramwell

E Jackson

David Sandeman

Ronald Bridson

Elgie Jefferson

John Sansbury

James Brierly

Henry Johnson

Cyril Scholefield

Charles Broadbent

John Karran

Richard Scholefield

George Broadbent

Edgar Kermode

Walter Scott

John Brocklehurst

Norman Kerr

William Shakespear

Robert Broster

A Lash

Edwin Shepherd

Robert Burnet

Frank Leece

George Shepherd

Stanley Burnet

C Leslie

Thomas Shimmin

Arthur Burton

Arthur Lewis

William Sleigh

Richard Cain

John Lewis

Thomas Smith

Archibald Campbell

Rupert Lockley

Cyril Snell

Colin Campbell

Reginald Lowcock

Philip Somerville

Bass Capper

Peter McCracken

Frank Stansfield

Arthur Coates

Archibald McFarlan

Geoffrey Stead

George Craven

Arthur McFarlan

William Stephen

William Crellin

Ashley McGain

Reuben Sutcliffe

Harold Crighton

Philip Maginn

Herbert Taggart

Edward Cropper

Gilbert Mapplebeck

T Taggart

Liebig Cryer

George Margerison

Edward Taylor

Harold Dorman

Norman Matear

Frank Teare

Donald Eastwood

Thomas Maybrick

Arthur Tetley

Leslie Eastwood

Charles Moody

Alexander Thomson

Stafford Eaton-Jones

Percival Moore

David Thomson

Walter Eccles

Thomas Moore-Lane

George Thomson

Thomas Ellis

George Morgan

Robert Tolson

Harold Fentiman

Claude Muntz

Charles Tudor-Jones

John Field

J Nash

William Turnbull

Clifford Foster

Arthur Needham

Francis Vaughan

John Gell

Leonard Needham

Mr M White, Master

John Burrows Gell

Charles Nicholson

George Williamson

Philip Gell

Arthur Nickson

Ronald Wilson

Tom Gerrard

William Nixon

Alan Wright

Lionel Graves

George Owen



“OKWs around the world share a common background of having spent some of the most memorable times together on the Isle of Man. Those memories and values we share due to our time at King William’s College are unique.”