The Archive of Hurstpierpoint College in Wartime.

All who have been pupils or staff at Hurst are aware of the sacrifice made by OJs in the Great War. Their names are not only read out by the Headmaster on Remembrance Day, but also recorded for posterity on the simple but effective war memorials in our Chapel and in the regular use of the Memorial Cricket Pavilion rebuilt in their honour after the war.

The College possesses a comprehensive record of the details of those who took part in the First World War. This was very largely the work of H.B.I. Pocock, who was a Master from 1908 to 1954, and later historians and archivists of the College owe him a great debt.

We would like to honour those 112 men who died in the service of their country but also to show the effect of this conflict upon the Home Front, found in the contemporary newsletters and photographs of this small patriotic school in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

Our thanks to the niece of Hubert Walker who kindly donated this photograph of her Uncle.

Lt Hubert William Walker

Day Boy at Hurst 1908-09 then Royal Flying Corps 1917

Lt  Hubert William Walker