None Have Done Better, a fascinating collection of short biographies of CRGS pupils and masters killed during the First World War, is published by CRGS and the OCS in October, to coincide with the centenary of the end of the war in November.

The book, edited by OC Jonathan Spurrell, includes photographs and a series of essays covering those parts of the Great War in which CRGS students and masters fought.

Many of the graves of our dead were visited during the First World War centenary years by pupils, OCs, teachers and other friends of CRGS. Photographs and accounts of some of the visits are also included.

The book will be available on Amazon, but this is an opportunity to purchase this unique work at a heavily discounted price.

This is also an opportunity to purchase copies of OCS Past President Trevor Hearn’s acclaimed history of CRGS, Vitae Corona Fides. This can be purchased at the reduced price of £20 only if ordered with None Have Done Better. Normal price £27.99.

To place your order, please download the order form

Alternatively, order from Amazon using this link






  • The 78 former pupils and teachers of CRGS who are commemorated on the school’s war memorial and whose lives are retold in None Have Done Better: The lives of the Old Colcestrians who died in the First World War are listed in the table below. Brothers are shown in italics.
Surname Given names Rank Regiment/Service Cemetery/Memorial Country Date of death Age
Allen Thompson Corporal Essex Yeomanry Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium 13-May-15 21
Bacon Sidney Arthur Second Mate Royal Mail Ship Khiva All Saints’ church, Sanderstead (possibly) United Kingdom 07-Dec-17 28
Barber Claud William Corporal Royal Engineers Janval Cemetery, Dieppe France 21-Oct-18 25
Bareham Walter Charles Corporal Essex Yeomanry Arras Memorial France 11-Apr-17 20
Barker John Private Essex Yeomanry Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium 13-May-15 21
Barnes Alan Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force Duisans British Cemetery, Étrun France 26-Sep-18 19
Barnes Claud Haddon Ordinary Seaman Royal Navy St. Oswald’s church, Howell United Kingdom 09-Feb-17 19
Barnes Geoffrey Gabbott Cadet Apprentice Merchant Marine Tower Hill Mercantile Marine War Memorial United Kingdom 23-Dec-18 16
Barrell Victor Henry Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension France 22-Aug-18 20
Bawtree David Edward Private Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Denain Communal Cemetery France 29-Jun-18 23
Beard Edwin Cyril Lieutenant Essex Regiment Jerusalem Memorial Israel and Palestine 26-Mar-17 25
Becker Charles Hereward Captain East Surrey Regiment Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ohio United States of America 08-Aug-18 21
Bennett (teacher) G. F. Lieutenant Before 1 July 1916
Brand Eric Jermyn Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment Bucquoy Communal Cemetery Extension France 23-Aug-18 22
Brooke Charles Berjew Lieutenant (Temp. Captain), MC Yorkshire Regiment Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt France 01-Jul-16 21
Bultitude Frank Stanley Private Essex Regiment Thiepval Memorial France 21-Oct-16 20
Cheshire William Robert Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart France 01-Jul-16 27
Chignell Stephen Conway Private Alberta Regiment Boulogne Eastern Cemetery France 28-Apr-15 28
Clark Leslie William Rifleman London Regiment Étaples Military Cemetery France 08-May-17 19
Davies Edwin Gilson Writer, 1st Class Royal Navy Colchester Borough Cemetery United Kingdom 16-Jan-19 26
Davies Herbert Alfred Company Quarter-master Serjeant Australian Army Service Corps Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery Syria 17-Oct-18 26
Deane George Frederic Field Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe France 22-Apr-17 20
Denton Arthur Captain Essex Regiment Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Turkey 15-Aug-15 37
Dunningham Thomas George Private London Regiment Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt France 25-Sep-15 21
Essex Percy Clifford Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers Thiepval Memorial France 09-Sep-16 21
Everett Walter Reginald Lieutenant Essex Regiment Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension France 04-Sep-17 26
Fairhead Sidney Charles Private Essex Yeomanry Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium 13-May-15 19
Fieldgate Robert Leslie Private Machine Gun Corps Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium 30-Oct-17 20
Fitch Leonard Belcham Private Essex Yeomanry St. Mary’s church, Mundon United Kingdom 08-Jul-18 22
Flanegan Lionel Christopher Second Lieutenant Tank Corps Cambrai Memorial, Louverval France 20-Nov-17 21
Flux Jack Trooper 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Turkey 07-Aug-15 22
French Arthur Henry Bombardier Royal Garrison Artillery Oxford Road Cemetery, Wieltje Belgium 04-Oct-17 34
Frost Leonard Arthur Rifleman London Regiment Jerusalem War Cemetery Israel and Palestine 20-Feb-18 25
Girling Charles James Lance Corporal Essex Regiment Loos Memorial, Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos-en-Gohelle France 19-Apr-18 24
Gladwell Osmond Ernest Corporal Royal Army Pay Corps Greenwich Cemetery United Kingdom 08-Nov-18 20
Gregg Frederic Gordon Rifleman London Regiment Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium 08-May-15 21
Harsum George Frederic 5th Engineer Officer Merchant Marine Tower Hill Mercantile Marine Memorial United Kingdom 10-Aug-18 23
Harvey Claude Lindsay Second Lieutenant The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) Pozières Memorial, Ovillers-la-Boisselle France 23-Mar-18 27
Helps Frank Bovett Rifleman London Regiment Potijze Burial Ground, Ypres Belgium 23-Jul-15 21
Higginson John Thomas Gordon Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps Crewe Cemetery United Kingdom 01-Nov-17 19
Higginson William Clifton Vernon Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps Flying Services Memorial, Arras France 20-Nov-17 21
Horwood Ronald Bentall Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel France 01-Jul-16 22
Hussey Frank William Lieutenant Leicestershire Regiment Bellicourt British Cemetery France 24-Sep-18 29
Jarmin Raymond Victor Private Royal Army Medical Corps Colchester Borough Cemetery United Kingdom 02-Nov-18 24
Jarrard Cecil Herbert Private, MM Essex Regiment Bancourt Cemetery France 12-Oct-16 21
Keeble John Harold Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps St. Michael’s church, Brantham United Kingdom 27-Oct-17 19
Keigwin Henry David Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery, Somme France 20-Sep-16 35
King John Hedley Private Northamptonshire Regiment Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Tréport France 28-Apr-18 21
King William Hugh Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps Mendinghem Cemetery, Proven Belgium 11-Apr-18 24
Lawrence Albert Dudley Corporal Royal Berkshire Regiment Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain France 27-Sep-18 22
Malyn Reginald Serjeant Honourable Artillery Company Arras Memorial France 18-Apr-17 21
Mason Conrad Corporal Royal Field Artillery Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ypres Belgium 01-Oct-17 23
Miller Eric Charles 23-Jun-17 16
Minor Roland Second Lieutenant King’s Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps France 01-Jul-16 21
Munford Reginald Harry Bond Second Lieutenant Royal Air Force Cairo War Memorial Cemetery Egypt 26-Sep-18 19
Norfolk Alfred Edward Rifleman London Regiment Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles France 24-May-15 26
Orfeur Charles Bernard Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Dunkirk Town Cemetery France 01-Jul-17 25
Orfeur Howard West Lieutenant Essex Regiment Albert Communal Cemetery Extension France 23-Aug-18 29
Peacock Arnold Serjeant Royal Field Artillery Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension France 13-Jul-17 22
Prime Edward John Private Essex Yeomanry Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium 13-May-15 20
Pulford Arthur Rifleman London Regiment Thiepval Memorial France 09-Oct-16 22
Salisbury William Hunter Engine Room Artificer, 5th Class Royal Navy Lyness Naval Cemetery, Orkney United Kingdom 05-Jun-16 19
Sanger Harry Private Essex Regiment Étaples Military Cemetery France 01-Nov-17 23
Secker John Devereux Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment Colchester Borough Cemetery United Kingdom 13-Dec-16 22
Shenton Austin Kirk Captain, MC Royal Engineers Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Saint-Pierre France 26-Jul-18 22
Slade Charles Godfray Mitford Major West Yorkshire Regiment Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium 08-Nov-14 36
Smith Aubrey George Serjeant London Regiment Pozières Memorial, Ovillers-la-Boisselle France 21-Mar-18 31
Sparling Arthur Edward Lieutenant Essex Regiment St. James’s church, Runcton Holme United Kingdom 19-Feb-15 36
Town Henry Gilbert Rifleman London Regiment Wancourt British Cemetery France 03-May-17 25
Wagstaff Douglas Private Coldstream Guards Grove Town Cemetery, Méaulte France 21-Sep-16 18
Wallace Dudley Whistler Captain, MC West Yorkshire Regiment Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium 09-Oct-17 20
Waring Cyril Ernest Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal Canada 03-Nov-14 21
Watson Joseph Longstaff Lieutenant Canadian Expeditionary Force Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium 08-Nov-17 26
Webb Albert Ernest Private London Regiment Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium 16-Aug-17 26
Webb Arthur Henry Second Lieutenant East Kent Regiment Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium 23-Jun-17 25
White (teacher) Stewart Alexander Captain Northumberland Fusiliers Thiepval Memorial France 03-Jul-16 29
Willmott John Herbert Victor Captain, MC Essex Regiment Arras Memorial France 28-Mar-18 20
Wilson Arthur Charles Binfield Corporal Royal Flying Corps Sleepyhillock Cemetery, Montrose United Kingdom 25-Aug-16 40

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