Media Release: Remembrance Day launch of school’s war records website

DURING the conflicts of the 20th century, thousands of former pupils of George Watson’s College fought and over 800 paid the ultimate sacrifice.

On Wednesday 11 November, Remembrance Day, the School’s annual Remembrance Day Service will be preceded by the official launch of the School’s online War Records.

This Roll of Honour provides the facts and the faces behind the stark statistics. It also includes the six members of staff who died in World War I, the one former pupil of George Watson’s Ladies’ College who was killed in World War I and a pupil who died in the Korean War.

Over the last academic year, these records, containing biographies together with military records and photographs, have been developed into a searchable website, and it is now possible to search by surname, regiment or cemetery with links to relevant Commonwealth War Graves Commission pages.

Each year, former pupils, including Second World War veterans, join with pupils and staff to remember those who died – in our Remembrance Day Service.

This service includes wreath-laying at the school’s war memorial and our Remembrance Day assembly taken by our S6 pupils.


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