Tribute to old boys killed in World War One

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A WORLD War One commemorative plaque to fallen soldiers who went to Holgate Grammar School will soon be displayed at Barnsley’s Cooper Gallery, Church Street.

The plaque which lists the names of 75 boys is to be reinstated in remembrance of soldiers who lost their lives.

Holgate Grammar School was originally housed in the building which is now the Cooper Gallery, until 1912, when Holgate moved to on Shaw Lane. It has now merged into the new Horizon Community College.

John Bostwick, a Cooper Gallery Trustee, said: “It is appropriate that the board of Remembrance for the First World War is to be erected in the Cooper Gallery, the former Holgate Grammar School, as these men were educated in this building. We are delighted that Dan Jarvis MP will unveil the board as he is a former serviceman.”

A special unveiling of the plaque will take place on Monday, November 5, at 11am involving pupils from Horizon Community College, the Mayor, Mr Jarvis and members from the British Legion. Some objects will be on display from World War One which have been recently donated to Experience Barnsley.