The following Adelaide alumni have gone on to receive knighthoods: 

  • Sir William Henry Bragg
  • Sir William Lawrence Bragg
  • Sir Edward Byrne
  • Sir Lynton Crosby
  • Sir Peter  Maxwell Davies
  • Sir Robert Elliot
  • Sir Howard Florey
  • Sir Edward Holden
  • Sir George Ligertwood
  • Sir Douglas Mawson
  • Sir Philip Messent
  • Sir Thomas Mellis Napier
  • Sir Herbert Parsons
  • Sir Dennis Paterson

It's highly likely that there are others who have escaped our records.