Memorial Flagstaff

The War Memorial Flagstaff was unveiled at the Eversley Court, St Anne’s Road site in late May 1922 - during Education Week in the town - by Lord Burnham (known for the Burnham Committee, named after him, which set teachers’ remuneration and terms of service).

Following the Grammar School’s move from Eversley Court to King’s Drive, the Memorial Flagstaff was relocated to the new site, initially at the end of the drive and subsequently – as shown - to its current position close to what was the main entrance to the school buildings. There are plaques commemorating those who gave their lives in the First World War, in the Second World War and subsequent conflicts, and George Dixon – a long-serving teacher at the School and first Hon Secretary of EOGA when it was revived.

Since 1992, a short Service of Remembrance has been held at the Flagstaff every year on the Saturday morning prior to the Annual Lunch and AGM as a key element of the Members’ Weekend. The names of those known to have died in the World Wars are read out as listed below the photographs.

With the recent announcement that the East Sussex College no longer has a use for what were the Grammar School's - and subsequently the Sixth Form College's buildings at King's Drive and will be selling the site for residential development, a priority for the Executive is to secure an appropriate place for the Memorial Flagstaff to be relocated. Further information on this will be announced as it becomes available. 



Roll of Honour

First World War (38 names)

Ernest William Atkins

Ronald Carpenter Band

Henry Bourn

Sidney Bourton

Charles James Percival Breach

Frederick Charles Brookshaw

Victor Howell Cane

Harold Chatfield

Maurice Easton

Richard Dennis Francis

David Gilbert

John Hewitt

Walter William Jones

Eric John Kenton

Henry Limon

Herbert Lyons

Harry Wilfrid Mead

Claude Ernest Medhurst

Corrie Morse

Harry Weller Newman

Douglas William Nichols

Jack Donald Oliver

John Joseph Owen Ollett

John Turley Parish

Arthur Robert Pestel

James Ridley

Frederick Morgan Robertson

Edgar Thomas Rooks

Charles Edward Russell

John Senior

George Frank Sogno

Ralph Cecil Sprinks

Alexander John Taylor

Ewart Nutman Underwood

William Joseph Walder

Charles William Waymark

Jack Kingsley Wilcockson

Albert Ellis Willard

Working from the original EGS record, Howard Kirby has compiled a list of the regiments etc in which those in the above roll of honour served, making checks against such sources as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website and the on-line version of the 1921 publication Soldiers who died in the Great War. These details are available from the Hon Secretary.

Second World War (70 names)

Died while serving in the forces

Robert Henry Anderson

John Mervyn Archer

Charles Thomas Archer

Cyril Clifford Ashcroft

Edward Alan Bayley

William Harry Bency

Anthony Stephen Beningfield

Ronald William Benson-Dare

Leonard Brown

Peter Leighton Buck

Jack Falkner Buckwell

Ronald David Burton

Reginald Arthur Caplin

John Frank Chandler

Alan E Chapman

Anthony Thomas Charlwood

Charles William Noel Chatfield

John Ernest Chivers

Howard Climpson

Leonard Anthony Cole

Barry Coulter

Stanley Foster Creed

Rex Harcourt Edmeades

Dennis Essex

Hugh Robert Faulkner

Derek Edwin Fuge

Walter Ronald Gardiner

Leicester John Glendining

Victor Frederick Goddard

William Fielding Grant

George Leonard Green

Charles Herbert Greenslade

Ralph Kenneth Grimble

Walter Douglas Hales

Malcolm Harold Ham

Cyril Reginald Hamlin

George Alan Hawes

D R Hempstock

Frank William Hobden

Sydney Frank Hollands

Kenneth John Hulbert

J R Kau

Henry Kirby

Raymond Walter Lawrence

Ronald Stanley Victor Lewis

Herbert Cecil Lobb

Basil Walter Miller

George Denzil Oxley

Neville Page

Philip Pantoock

Stanley Muirson Parks

Albert James Penfold

Leonard Victor Pierce

Kenneth Samuel Pittock

Frederick Charles Ratliff

Eric William Ravilious

Elvir Richardson

Peter Scotcher

W Stanley

Norman Stevens Stedman

Lawrence Peter Stubberfield

John Arthur Thompson

Michael Grey Wakefield

Norman John Wakeham

Thomas Ingram Widdowson

P Worth

Philip Young

Graham John Yule

Killed in Eastbourne by enemy action

Doris Hardwick

Peter Horton