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Assesmblies

Throughout the year the children have the opportunity to lead class assemblies and take part in Advent and Lenten Liturgies. 

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Remembrance Day

This week Y3R lead the juniors in a Rememrbance Assembly to remember all of the fallen soliders that have given their lives for their country. Over the last few weeks we have learnt all about the importance of Remembrance Day, focussing on World War One. Some of the fallen soliders from Huddersfield attended our school over 100 years ago and a few of us, took a trip to the local library to research these men. Below you will find some of the information we found, along with a video showing what we think they might have said in a interview. 

James Edward Kelly

DOB  12th September 1889  Huddersfield.

Enlisted 28th May 1917. Duke of Wellington  2/4th Bat. Private 31745

He measured 5 feet and 3 inches in height.

His health was fair, his breathing a little jerky but with good eye sight.

At the time his chest measured 34 inches and he weighed 126 pounds.

He embarked for France on 3rd October 1917 after basic training and vaccinations.

He had only been at the front for two weeks when he was KIA (killed in action)  at the Battle of Cambrai on 21st November 1917 and commemorated at the Cambrai Memorial (to the missing at Louveral panel 6 and 7) France.

On the 25th March 1918 his wife Hannah received his personal possessions; letters, a letter case, 2 numerals and a pair of hair clippers.

On the 30th May 1918 Hannah was awarded a weekly war pension for herself and her two children of 25s/5d because of the death of James.

James had been a tram driver for Huddersfield Corporation (his name is on the Huddersfield Corporation Roll of Honour) and  married with wife Hannah and  two children ( Maggie born 22nd September 1909 and Arthur Victor born 28th August 1914.) at 124 Bradford Road, Fartown.

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