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BGS remembers the Battle of the Somme

2018-04-05T12:41:53+00:00 July 1st, 2016|
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Bradford Grammar School held a moving assembly to remember all those who lost their lives at the Somme on Friday 1 July. Joined by the Bishop of Bradford, Toby Howarth, and Deputy Lord Mayor, Alun Griffiths, the School also remembered the 14 former pupils who lost their lives in battle.

Following a blast of the WW1 whistle, a service, led by Bishop Toby, was held at the School’s war memorial, before biographies of each former pupil were read to a packed hall of pupils, staff, governors and guests.

Martin Shaw and his family travelled from Knutsford to lay a wreath in memory of his Great Uncle, Kenneth Bloomer, a former pupil of Bradford Grammar School.

Former Head of History at BGS, Nick Hooper, is researching each former pupil of the School who lost their life in World War One, and is writing a biography for each. Every pupil will be remembered with a ceremony on the 100th anniversary of their death.

View the photo gallery here.

Following a blast of the WW1 whistle, a service, led by Bishop Toby, was held at the School’s war memorial, before biographies of each former pupil were read to a packed hall of pupils, staff, governors and guests.

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