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.