Schoolchildren learn about their connection to the war

The war memorial in St Andrew's Church, Great Cransley

The war memorial in St Andrew's Church, Great Cransley

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Children from Mawsley School were given the chance to have a look around a First World War exhibition in Great Cransley last weekend.

Pupils visited the St Andrew’s Church display, which included painstaking research by local man Peter Greenall of those listed on the war memorial.

Pupils from Mawsley School at the First World War exhibition at St Andrew's Church, Great Cransley. Left to right: Imogen Poyner, Ben Perkins, Zak Mileham, Harry Baker and Jack Hughes (all nine)

Pupils from Mawsley School at the First World War exhibition at St Andrew's Church, Great Cransley. Left to right: Imogen Poyner, Ben Perkins, Zak Mileham, Harry Baker and Jack Hughes (all nine)

Mr Greenall, whose uncle Wilfred Howson was killed in action, said: “I’ve always been interested in the war.

“I was six years in the Parachute Regiment, which infects you with it.”

One of those on the memorial farmed land which is now Mawsley, and the school’s Lynn Johnston said it was a good opportunity for children to learn more about their connections to the Great War.

Pupils from Mawsley School at a First World War exhibition at St Andrew's Church, Great Cransley. Left to right: Imogen Poyner, Ben Perkins, Zak Mileham, Harry Baker and Jack Hughes (all nine)

Pupils from Mawsley School at a First World War exhibition at St Andrew's Church, Great Cransley. Left to right: Imogen Poyner, Ben Perkins, Zak Mileham, Harry Baker and Jack Hughes (all nine)