Abingdon’s First World War Archive Collection

On 4 March 1914, 21 past and present members of the Boat Club posed for a photograph beside The Thames at Abingdon. Just over four years later nine of them were dead. These webpages, containing the School’s First World War archive collection, commemorates all members of the School community who served and died in the war, among them the nine who appear in this photograph – Sidney Baker, the coach, George Brown, Harry Burkett, Cyril Cook, Donald Cullen, Arthur Davenport, Alan Eason, Frank Lupton and Wilfred Williams. 

  • Biographical information on Abingdon’s war dead including letters and photographs sent to the School by the families of the dead
  • Roll of Service printed in 1919, presented as a flipping book and showing the handwritten amendments made by the Second Master, Edmund Ross-Barker
  • Wartime editions of The Abingdonian, fully searchable