St Peter's School
Remembering the dead
Our aim for this website is to commemorate former pupils and members of staff of St Peter’s School who served during the First World War and lost their lives in doing so.
We hope that, in addition to being a beneficial resource in school, the information will be made more widely available to support research across the world. Should you have further information or photographs that you wish to share about the people commemorated here, please contact our volunteer Archivist John Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that John only volunteers on Wednesday and will respond to your query as soon as possible. If your enquiry is urgent please contact Philippa Dunford-Jeffs at email@example.com.
We are grateful to John Armstrong, our IT Systems Manager, for extensive research undertaken prior to this project; Avril Pedley and John V Mitchell, our previous Archivists; Ian Lancaster, Angela Sanderson and many others who have contributed to our records.
Below is a table of those Peterites who fought and died for the country during the Great War (1914-1918).
Click on any name to take you to the soldier's profile which includes information such as regiment, home city and the cemetery where they are buried.
Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918
Sources of further information
- BBC Website
- British Library
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-24 2003 Naval & Military Press reprint (original pub 1922). SB. five volumes: (With 25,000 biographies, accompanied by 7000 portrait photographs)
- European wide site Europeana
- First World War Centenary 1914-1918
- King’s Book of Heroes at York Minster
- National Archives
- National Army Museum
- Oxford University site on Great War and WWI Literature
- University of York World War 1 trail
*Please note this page is still under development.
Click image to expand. The above photo shows the 1st XV St Peter's rugby team of the 1913 season. Pictured are: AO Johnson, GF Tendall Esq, RA Harpley, HL Chilman, EP Pattinson, CEH Medhurst, HB Greenwood, H Richardson, G Millhouse, PAW Richards, WN Bryning, WH Haynes, GC West, WR Wray, HW Hussey, D Cluff.
After the War, the School decided to build a new hall to commemorate the fallen and cater for the growing numbers of pupils. Click the below image to see the appeal letter.
The Memorial Hall is now also the site of a commemorative plaque:
Additional pieces include the Roll of Honour, located just outside the Chapel.
And below, the Memorial Tablet in the Chapel.