WWI Workshops
14th November 2017

As part of an upcoming creative writing project, Nikki Thorpe, Bromsgrove School’s Archivist, has been holding WWI workshops with Year 8 pupils.  The prize for the competition, also open to Lower Fourth students, is a visit to the war graves of former Bromsgrove pupils in France.

The archive at Bromsgrove contains many artefacts which include letters, diaries, photographs, poetry, medals and telegrams reflecting the experiences of former pupils and staff during WW1 and showing how important the School was to them.  Many of the boys remained in contact with the School during the war and families sent documents and other items back to the School relating to loved ones killed in action so that they could be part of the archive to remember them.

Bromsgrove is planning a year-long commemoration of the one hundred year anniversary of World War 1, including a screening of the Battle of the Somme and an art installation to honour those lost in the Great War. Accompanying exhibitions and talks to showcase the School Archive material relating to WW1 will also take place.

The School has also been posting details on their website to remember the fallen Old Bromsgrovians:


Remember the Fallen: November

With the 100th anniversary of WWI ending in 2018, we remember the fallen Old Bromsgrovians who were killed during the month of November.

George Rupert Hailstone, d. 06/11/1917 aged 25
At School: 1907-1910 
Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers 
Buried: Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel 

Herbert Ward Milligan, d. 21/11/1917
At School: 1901-1903 
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers 
Buried: Cambrai Memorial, Nord, France 

Noel Johnstone Sievers, d. 30/11/1917
At School: 1904-1909
Regiment: Essex Regiment 
Buried: Cambrai Memorial, Nord, France 

Douglas Stephen Corlett, d. 12/11/1918 aged 21 
At School: 1910-1913 
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers 
Buried: St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Pas de Calais, France

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