WW1 Alumni

Nightingale, EJ

Eric J. Nightingale 

Assistant Paymaster, Royal Navy 

Eric J. Nightingale was a student at Alleyn's until 1913 and lived with his parents and three brothers at 26 Rollscourt Avenue, Herne Hill. He joined the war effort as part of the Royal Navy, serving as an Assisant Paymaster on HMS Nottingham. In 1917, he was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for his heroism in the face of the enemy.