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Day of Commemoration March 2015
On the 13th of March 2015, Bolton School held a Day of Commemoration to honour the Old Boys and staff who fell during the First World War. The date was chosen to mark the centenary of the death of Second Lieutenant Albert Knowles Wilson, the first Old Boy to lose his life in the conflict; he was killed in action on the 12th of March 1915.
The School procured 81 poppies from the Tower of London's installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red', one to represent each of the 81 Old Boys and staff who fell during the First World War. These were planted by boys and girls in the Headmaster's Garden during a moving ceremony at lunchtime. Read more about this event here, or watch a video documenting the planting of the 81 poppies here.
In the evening, the School hosted a Uniformed Services Dinner for Girls' and Boys' Division alumni. Read more about this event here.