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Boys Commemorate First World War Heroes

Tuesday, 04 September 2012

During the Summer holidays, Year 9 pupils from Bolton School Boys’ Division took part in a History trip to the First World War battlefields, and laid wreaths to honour Old Boys of the School who were killed during the war.

Wreaths were laid at Vimy Ridge and Thiepval memorials in Northern France, and at Tyne Cot memorial in Belgium, where Bolton School Old Boys are commemorated. 

The boys were able to locate the individual memorials through research using Eric McPherson’s book ‘Remembered with Honour: The Old Boys and Staff of Bolton School Who Died in Two World Wars.’ 

The four day trip included visits to the ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ and ‘Passchendaele Memorial’ museums in Ypres, a tour of the trenches and tunnels at Vimy Ridge, key sites on the Somme and attendance at the Menin Gate memorial ceremony.

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Bolton School boys laid wreaths to honour Old Boys of the School who were killed during the war

The boys laid wreaths to honour Old Boys of the School who were killed during the war