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Stories behind mames on Padgate war memorial unearthed by pupils
2:23pm Tuesday 25th October 2011 in Padgate
A GROUP of pupils have unearthed the stories behind the names on Padgate war memorial in the run up to Remembrance Day.
The 14 young historians from Lysander High School, in Padgate, worked together to highlight the sacrifices made by their community during the First World War.
For the lads of the village is the result of their research, telling the tale of the 20 men from the area who died in service.
Stories include that of Charles Turner, a young man who bled to death huddled in a shell hole with his friend who was unable to get him the medical attention he needed.
Pupils who took part in the project described it as a ‘memorable and enjoyable experience’, and thanked the people who helped bring the nation’s loss into perspective.
Head teacher Alison Sherman said: “The students involved in this project found it extremely rewarding to be researching the lives of young men originally from their community.
“They were inspired and moved by their experiences. I am very impressed by the quality of the work they produced.”
The pupils hope that their book will renew interest in the Padgate war memorial and the aspects of life in Edwardian Padgate.