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Year 12 Research


On 30 June 2015, Year 12 students at The Hemel Hempstead School spent the morning using battalion war diaries from the First World War to find out about local men who had lost their lives in the conflict.  The historical writing they produced is available using the links below:

Denis Augustus Westwood by Florin Reid and Robert Wells

Edward Minter by Daisy Bishop and Leah Collins

Frederick Arthur Clamp by Kieran Baxter

Henry Sutton by Ella Tilford and Lucy Deering

John Henry Coker by Shivani Thakrar, Megan Clarke and Lizzie Ellis

William James Burness by Katie Rowe, Anna Bennett and Eloise Hepburn

A year later, on 24th June 2016, further work was done:

Walter Ernest Farrow by Francesca Burger, Debbie Adu and Adam Wood

Sidney Pratt by Ryan Wilson, Will Nicholls and Daniel Keene

Robert Alfred Quartermass by Tara Hancock & Bryn Holmes

Herbert Arnott & Charles Jesse Whittaker by David Snow and Edward Langley

In 2016, Year 12 student Matt James began working on the stories of of men killed in the 2nd Bedfordshires, the battalion in which more Hemel men died than in any other.  Work complete so far is:

Edwin Walter Cox

Nimrod Oakins

Edwin Morgan

Bertie Charge


We are very pleased that the 'Hemel at War' approach has been used at Bishop Thomas Grant School for Streatham at War.


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