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Donington old boys who gave their lives are remembered




A wreath to remember fallen soldiers who attended secondary school in Donington has been placed at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.

Twelve soldiers who attended Donington Grammar School (now Thomas Cowley High) died in World War One and another 15 in World War 2.

Head of English Janet Hunter placed the wreath and she also put small crosses on the graves of two Donington old boys.

RB Machin’s grave is in Rifle House Cemetery - he died aged 18 years on June 7, 1916. JL Smith’s grave is at Lindenhoek Military Cemetery. He also died aged 18, on April 30, 1915.

Poppies have been placed on the school's gates to commemorate these men, some of whose surnames are still present in students at the school today.

In a Remembrance Assembly this morning (Friday), the school commemorated its fallen soldiers as well as all soldiers who have died in conflicts.



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