Alfred Cecil English was a pupil at Oakham School between 1898 and 1900, and then moved to Oundle School where he stayed until 1903. He was the third son of Alfred English and Laura M English, of 79 Edith Road, West Kensington, London, previously of The Avenue, Wisbech. Alfred joined the 28th Battalion (Artists' Rifles) The London Regiment in 1904. He was killed in action on 30 December 1917 near Cambrai aged 30. He is remembered on Pier 12C of the Thiepval Memorial and also in Oakham School Chapel.
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