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Researchers can use this new data to find ancestors who attended or taught at a variety of educational establishments within London between 1831 and 1927. Also listed are the names of those who held high office in the institutions, such as patrons, deans, visitors and professors of universities and principles, masters and governors of schools.

This release covers the names of those who graduated from the University of London between 1836 and 1926 – while for King’s College London it also provides a list of Fellows from 1847 to 1920, registered students for 1920-1921 and those awarded degrees in 1920 and 1921 as well as the prizes given at King’s. In some cases, researchers can also find old boys who served in World War One. For example, it is possible to track down men serving with the colours in the Great War in the case of the Old Wilsonians, as listed in The Wilsonian Magazine. For those Old Alleynians and Old Haberdashers, who perished in the war, their names and often a photograph are recorded in the First World War Roll of Honours for both Dulwich College and the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hampstead School.

The full list of records included in this release is:

  • University of London Historical Record 1836-1926
  • The Skylark Magazine, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hampstead School 1918
  • The Wilsonian Magazine April 1914-April 1919
  • University College School, London Register 1831-1891
  • Royal College Of Chemistry, Royal School Of Mines And Royal College Of Science Register Of Associates
  • Record of Old Westminsters Vols 1 and 2 earliest times -1927
  • King’s College, London Calendar 1921-1922
  • Dulwich College War Record 1914- 1919
Roll of Honour

Captain John Dudley Whyte of the 8th Service Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment attended Dulwich School between 1902-8 and after this he went up to London University. He can be found in two of the new collections, The Dulwich College Roll of Honour and the University of London Historical Record 1836-1926

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