On the exterior wall of the Junior School facing Cambridge Junction
NORMAN DOUGLAS HOLBROOK
VC, Royal Navy
Was educated here.
Awarded the Victoria Cross 13th
December 1914 when he commanded
HM Submarine B11 through the
Dardenelles negotiating enemy
minefields, shore batteries and
strong currents to fatally attack
the Turkish Battleship
This plaque was unveiled on 20th September 2014 in the presence of Jim McMaster, Chairman of the Submariner's Association, James Priory MA, Headmaster, Portsmouth Grammar School and Admiral Sir James Perowne KBE.
Another plaque dedicated to Norman Holbrook appears on the wall of St. John's College. Details of the award of the Victoria Cross to Lt. Norman Holbrook can be found in the Portsmouth VC Section.