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    Paying tribute to the Old Boys of Marlborough Boys' College who lost their lives during World War 1 & World War 2 in service of their country.


    Founded in 1902, the Marlborough College Old Boys’ Association proudly connects Old Boys, Families & Friends to the past, present and future of Marlborough Boys’ College.


    The college motto can be translated Learning prepares for life. Our common experiences at Marlborough Boys’ College have had a profound impact on the men we are today.


Making Marlborough Men For Over a Century

The Marlborough College Old Boys' Association has compiled a roll of honour listing the names of Old Boys' who lost their lives in service of their country. The Roll of Honour has been created using information supplied by the College, family, friends, newspaper reports and official sources.

Role of Honour for Marlborough College Old Boys' who lost their lives in World War 1 & World War 2.




Captain Peter Adams
Rifleman Arthur Avery
Flying Officer Trevor Brammall
Flying Officer Harry Brown
Private Laxon Brown
Private John Burns
Private Lewis Cheesman
Ordinary Signalman William Cragg
Lieutenant Leslie Craven MC
Sergeant James Cresswell
Private Luton Dawes
Private Douglas Day
Sergeant Edwin Dobson
Flight Sergeant Peter Dobson
Lieutenant Reginald Dodson
Sergeant Jack Doggett
Flying Officer Colin Duncan
Pilot Officer Raymond Dunckley
Private William Dundon
  Lewis Eyre
Sergeant Thomas Fawcett
Driver Charlie Fryer
Sergeant John Fuller
Private George Gale
Trooper Ian Gilmore
Corporal Frank Glastonbury
Captain John Goulding
Rifleman Roy Goulter
2nd Lieutenant Thomas Grace MID
Private William Griffiths
Private Eric Hanley 
Pilot Officer Howard Hill
Flight Sergeant Peter Hill
Squadron Leader Peter Hobbs DFC
Flying Officer Eric Holdaway
Sergeant Eric Inder
Private Wilfred Jackson
Flying Officer Clifton Kennedy
Pilot Officer Gilbert Kimberley
Private Colin Laidlaw
Flight Sergeant Donald Lamb
Private Alfred Law
Sergeant Arthur Law
Flight Lieutenant Fredrick Letchford
Private Walter Liley
Private Harold Lucas
Signalman Alan Martin
Private Bruce Martin
Private James Martin
Rifleman Robert Masefield
Private Stanley Maurice
Sergeant Lawerence  McDonald 
Corporal Thomas McFarland 
Sub Lieutenant Ian McKay
Flight Lieutenant Alan McLeod
Private Owen Mead
Private Stuart Middlemiss
Flight Lieutenant William Miller DFC
Lieutenant Carroll Nathan
Sergeant John Oliver
Trooper John O'Sullivan
Sergeant Ian Paine
Sapper James Palatchie
Captain Robert Park
Lance Corporal Walter Penny
Trooper Eric Pike
Private Denis Quane
Flying Officer William Ranger
Sergeant Air Gunner Ivan Reeves
  W Douglas Reid
Leading Aircraftman Horace Simonsen
Lieutenant Ian Smith
Private Norman Soper
Bombadier Leonard Stockwell
Trooper Lawerence Taylor
Sergeant Thomas Taylor
Pilot Officer William Thurston
Private John Trischler
Warrant Officer William Vocasovitch
Private Terence Walker
Private George Walker 
2nd Lieutenant Eric Wanden
Sergeant Timothy Warner
Pilot Officer Walter Webb
Sergeant Hamish White
  William Wiffen
Rifleman William Wilkins
Flying Officer Ray  Wilkinson
Flight Lieutenant Peter Wood
Leading Seaman Cyril Wright
Lance Corporal Alan Yealands
The Marlborough College Old Boys' Association is proud to present Life Memberships in recognition of achievements and contributions to the Marlborough Boys' College community. Honorary Life Membership may be conferred upon any Old Boy, or any other person, who has provided exceptional service to the School, or similar School organisations.

Honorary Life Members:

Don McIntyre
Phil Robinson
Mike Newman
Bob Wilson
Fergus Murray

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Marlborough High School was established in 1900, operating from temporary premises owned by the Anglican Church. In 1901 the school moved to purpose built buildings on Stephenson Street where it has operated from since. During the ‘Great Influenza Outbreak’ of 1918-19 the College closed briefly and operated as a second hospital containing influenza wards. In the late twenties a new two-storey block was constructed to house the Intermediate School for Blenheim.
In 1919 the school changed its name from Marlborough High School to Marlborough College, and continued as a co-educational establishment until 1962, when the community voted for single sex education and Marlborough Girls’ College was established on a separate site, adjacent to Bohally Intermediate on McLachlan Street approximately 2 km to the north..
Bohally had been established as a new purpose built intermediate school in 1956. Upon opening, all intermediate students at Marlborough College had been transferred to Bohally. Prior to the establishment of Marlborough Girls College, Marlborough College had over 1242 pupils on its role, making it the third largest secondary school in New Zealand.
Marlborough College on Stephenson Street was renamed Marlborough Boys’ College in 1962.

Marlborough College Old Boys' Association was founded in 1902 and registered as an Incorporated Society on 15th December 1949. It was open to all male pupils of Marlborough College (or Marlborough High School) as it was originally known. Marlborough College Old Boys’ Association has contributed to the college community in many ways over the years and continues to do so.

Marlborough College Old Boys' Association
Connecting Past Pupils of Marlborough Boys' College

MCOBA is about connecting with those who share a common experience and connection with Marlborough Boys’ College.

Our Alumni is made up of hundreds of former pupils living and working in all walks of life, around the world and throughout New Zealand. Your Old Boys’ Association is dedicated to keeping you in touch with your former teachers and classmates.

Membership is open to all former pupils, past and present teachers of Marlborough College and Marlborough Boys’ College, Stephenson Street, Blenheim, New Zealand. Every student who leaves the College automatically becomes a member of the MCOBA. The first five years membership from the date you leave college is free! Annual membership is only $25 per year.

As an MBC Old Boy, you are now a part of our alumni family of thinkers and doers, creators and innovators - uniquely representing what makes Marlburians so special. MBC Alumni are valued members of our community, with lifelong connection to the school and fellow Old Boy’s. 

Upcoming MCOBA Events

UPcoming MBC Events