To date we know of 3,103 former pupils of Dulwich College who served in the Great War. Of these 534 died. Dulwich College was founded by Edward Alleyn in 1619 and its pupils are called Alleynians. This website is a tribute to these men. Each Old Alleynian (O.A.) has been given a profile page which follows his life from his home, through school to his service in the Great War. So far, the website has concentrated on those who served and died but it is planned that we will also add details of those who came home. Of the 3,103 we know of:
- 3,082 served in H. M. forces
- 10 fought for Belgium
- 7 fought for France
- 3 for the United States of America
- 1 for Germany.
We are still adding material to this website, so please do get in touch if you can help, or indeed if you spot any errors. Recently we were contacted by the Whitley Bay Rockcliff Rugby Football Club History Society who unveiled a new memorial to the club players who died in the First World War. The list included Old Alleynian Captain Frank Bastow and we have added their Dedication Programme to his page.
We hope you find this website interesting.