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Armistice Day remembrance service in Hurstpierpoint

PUBLISHED: 10:35 17 November 2014 | UPDATED: 10:35 17 November 2014

CCF students carrying their flag at the Remembrance Service

CCF students carrying their flag at the Remembrance Service

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Hurstpierpoint College held a Remembrance Service in the College Chapel on 11 November to remember the Hurst students and staff who died serving in the First World War.

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All Senior School and Sixth Form students attended the service, which commemorated the centenary of the start of the First World War.

A flag party from the College’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF) took part in the procession with the Chaplain and acolytes.

Headmaster, Mr Manly, read out the names of every Hurst pupil who died in the War and with each name a current Sixth Form student stood up in the Chapel. 108 Hurst students were killed in the First World War, along with four members of staff.

All staff and students who served in the War are listed in the First World War Register of St John’s College and the College has launched an online war memorial record which is now available for members of the public to access at www.hurstatwar.co.uk.

The congregation sang The National Anthem and the hymns ‘I Vow To Thee My Country’ and ‘Oh God Our Help In Ages Past’. Two wreaths were laid on the Chapel Altar by the Headmaster and the Head Girl, Martha Powell-Dooley.

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