List of Old Wykehamists

List of Old Wykehamists

Former pupils of Winchester College are known as Old Wykehamists, in memory of the school's founder, William of Wykeham, and as such are able to include 'OW' in any list of post-nominal letters. Their ranks include the following individuals, classified by date of birth. A list of Old Wykehamists in fiction is included at the foot of the page. See also Category:Old Wykehamists.


Fourteenth century

Fifteenth century

Sixteenth century

Seventeenth century

Eighteenth century

Nineteenth century

Twentieth century

Victoria Cross and George Cross holders

Six Old Wykehamists have won the Victoria Cross, four in the First World War, 1914–18 (of whom three were killed in action) and two prior to 1914. Also in the Second World War one Old Wykehamist won the George Cross in military circumstances and another Old Wykehamist won the George Medal in military circumstances.

Civilian gallantry

Note that the award made to Peter Victor Danckwerts (detailed above under 'Military') was made in a military capacity for gallantry that was not in the face of the enemy, hence it is not repeated here.

Note that the award made to Geoffrey Ambrose Hodges (detailed above under 'Military') was made in a military capacity for gallantry that was not in the face of the enemy, hence it is not repeated here.

Old Wykehamists in fiction


  • Dilke, Christopher, Dr Moberly's Mint-Mark: A Study of Winchester College: London, 1965
  • Firth, J. D'E., Winchester College: Winchester, 1961
  • Leach, Arthur F., A History of Winchester College: London, 1899
  • Sabben-Clare, James, Winchester College: Paul Cave Publications, 1981 ISBN 0861460235

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