Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

10/11/2012

The glorious dead: Students re-enact horror of Somme in tribute to former pupils killed in the trenches of the First World War

Pupils at one of the UK’s top colleges re-enacted the grim trenches of the Somme in a dramatic Remembrance Day memorial event yesterday.

To honour the 707 former Wellington College pupils killed in the First World War – including Rudyard Kipling’s son Jack and poet Jack Girling – the same number of students lay motionless on the ground in the independent school’s front quadrangle.

Students at the £10,500-a-term school in Crowthorne, Berkshire, commemorated the lives of the hundreds of alumni who died on the bloody battlefields of the Great War. for more click here

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