In May 1917 Newton Tony School decided to honour those Old Scholars who were serving in, or who had died in what was then called the Great War. This is an extract from the Amesbury Deanery Parish Magazine for June 1917 together with some explanatory notes
ROLL OF HONOUR
A Roll of Honour containing the names of the Old Boys serving in our Forces who had received their education at Newton Tony was unveiled by Mrs Hoare on the afternoon of 24 May 1917. The Schoolroom had been tastefully decorated with flowers by the children, and some flags which had been lent by their parents suitable adorned the walls. At 3 pm the Rector presided over a large gathering of relatives and friends of the brave Old Boys whose names are on the Roll. After 'O God our help in Ages past' had been sung, the Rector spoke of the great need for everybody to work to help in winning the war and then asked Mrs Hoare to unveil the Roll of Honour, which she had kindly consented to do. After the unveiling Mrs Hoare addressed the children and her earnest sympathy and patriotic words were much appreciated by all present. Miss Coles then explained how the Roll had been provided by contributions from the children who all subscribed small sums to present the Roll to the School. The Rector warmly thanked Mrs Hoare, the National Anthem was sung and the audience invited to inspect the Roll of Honour before dispersing.
The names on the Roll of Honour are