The First World War Memorial
The names of 145 Emanuel boys and masters appear on the School’s First World War Roll of Honour. Since I started my research I have added 15 new names to the School’s Roll of Honour which do not appear on the School’s First World War memorial. In addition I have discovered the names of 5 Old Emanuels (OEs) who were originally included on the memorial but who are now known to have survived the war. The new Roll of Honour was compiled using the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database and the School’s original Pro Patria lists, several versions of which were produced.
12 OEs are remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing.
4 OEs were killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
The pre-war Headmaster, Harold Buchanan Ryley and his son H B Ryley Jr. are included on the Roll of Honour.
Service for the unveiling of the Emanuel First World War memorial 1923