Today Oakham School is a thriving public school with more than a thousand pupils, almost equally split between boys and girls. But in 1910, the roll call was only 105, all of them boys. So far fewer Old Oakhamians fought in the war than the number from its sister foundation, Uppingham School. There are 71 names on the panels at the entrance of Oakham's Memorial Chapel built as a tribute to those who died. Much of the information we have about them comes from Brian Needham who writes about the School's contribution here and also Michael Allbrook, himself an old boy of the school whose website is theygavetheirtoday.com. He points out that one name on the panels shouldn't be there. William H Barrett apparently survived the war and died in 1972. In other cases, where the boys come from Rutland, we have listed their home town or village. If they were pupils from another part of the country we have named their place of origin as simply Oakham School but mentioned their home town in the text.
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