The human tragedy of the Great War of 1914-18 is beyond comprehension. Great Britain and her Empire lost over 1,000,000 combatants; France, 1,300,000; Russia, 1,700,000; Germany and its allies, 3,500,000. Losses in life per day of the war exceeded 5,500.

In the face of these grim statistics it is all too easy to forget that each of these casualties was a real individual with hopes and fears, family and friends, just like each of us.

This project tries to bring this fact home by focusing on the lives and experiences of former students of Wolverhampton Grammar School who died in World War One: most of them young men of great promise who had their lives robbed from them almost before they had begun.

'Their name liveth forevermore'


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