In both World Wars many Old Birkonians and masters made the ultimate sacrifice.

In 1920 the School published "Memorials of Old Birkonians 1914 - 1918" which gave an account of each Old Birkonian and master known to have died in the conflict. In most cases the account is accompanied with a photo.

OB Michael Wright has kindly digitized the publication so that it can be viewed on this site. Use the link to the left to read the publication.

The Archives Group has also published "Old Birkonians in World War IIĀ  1939 - 1946". Use the link on the left to read the publication. Printed copies of the limited edition are still available from Archives.