Barney Greatrex – OKG 1939. He flew for Bomber Command until his Lancaster was shot down. The sole survivor, Barney fought with the French Resistance while on the run from the Nazis in Occupied France.
John Reid – OKG 1939. He took his movie camera to war and captured incredible footage. He served in the Crete evacuations, Tobruk Ferry Service and witnessed the destruction of HMS Barham by a German U-Boat.
Phil Stevenson – OKG 1939. He was a career navy serviceman. He was involved in the Admiral Graf Spee and Bismarck engagements, and was one of the first three Allied servicemen on the ground in Nagasaki after the dropping of the atomic bomb.
John Hordern – OKG 1941. He served aboard HMAS Shropshire. He fought off the Japanese and their kamikaze attacks in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, where his cruiser helped sink a Japanese battleship, in the largest naval engagement in history.
Eric Thew – School Captain OKG 1941. He was posted to New Guinea as a platoon commander. In the disease-ridden jungle he fought off the fanatical Japanese, but the terrible conditions were as deadly as the enemy.
Lysle Roberts – School Captain OKG 1942. He was a good friend of Knox’s founding Headmaster, Neil MacNeil. When Lysle was old enough to fight, he joined the air force and was posted to help defend Australia.