Record of sacrifice

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I READ with interest that York school children have been shown the war graves in York Cemetery (The Press, November 7). Many schools in the 1920s were presented with a metal Roll of Honour which read: City of York – To commemorate with lasting honour the sons of this school who gave their lives for this country in the Great War, followed by their names.

The one for St Clement’s School (1872-1960) which stood in Cherry Street, off Bishopthorpe Road, is now in St Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Road, and records 73 names, now difficult to read.

Perhaps the children of Fishergate, Park Grove, Scarcroft and other schools may wish to research their school’s Roll of Honour.

They may find their great-grandfather’s name.

I recall when Scarcroft School celebrated its centenary there was a display of records of gifts sent from the school to ex-pupils serving on the Western Front.

Thomas Ralph Peacock, Oakland Avenue, Stockton Lane, York.

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