Menucontent
Close Menucontent
Welcome

The War Memorial Research Project Sub Menu

The pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, clearly enjoying their lessons, and approaching every challenge with delightful enthusiasm.
ISI Inspection Report, May 2013.

In 1919 the School erected a Memorial to the former staff and students who served in the Great War.

In 2013 the History Department began a research project with the Scholarship group to discover who these long forgotten men were. In the following twelve months the boys and the History Department with the help of a number of different archivists, researchers and organisations, such as the Western Front Association and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, managed to uncover the details of all forty three of the men listed on the memorial; details such as the Regiment in which they served, where they served and how they fell. The project did not stop there and continues to be researched further. Very pleasingly, we have also been able to help some Regimental Museums and some archives with their research.

The students and I really enjoyed this project. The Research Project was popular partly because we didn’t know what we might uncover and solving the mysteries was a very intriguing and fulfilling experience. The boys learnt some important skills relating to research and discovery, and their work confirmed to everyone the relevance and importance of History. Many of the boys undertook research in their own time and I often found them in my classroom in the morning keen to share their latest theories and findings.

In spring 2014, the War Memorial was cleaned and repaired, with a new plaque added, to include all the new names that had been discovered. In addition we have plans for a new memorial scroll listing all the men and their details to go up in school so that future generations at SHS will know of the sacrifices of these former SHS boys in World War One.

We are now delighted to have been able to create our own interactive 'SHS Roll of Service' dedicated to all those brave men who died or served during both world wars to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude.

Please follow this link to view the 'SHS Roll of Service' - http://shs-history.net/index.html

Many thanks to Peter Macallister for his work in creating the interactive Roll of Service.

Mr. Sean Smart, BA (Hons) PGCE Head of History 

 

 

 

The pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, clearly enjoying their lessons, and approaching every challenge with delightful enthusiasm.
ISI Inspection Report, May 2013.
SHS Roll of Service
-
SHS Roll of Service