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Streatham at War

On 13 November 2015, Bishop Thomas Grant School Year 9 and 12 students spent the afternoon using battalion war diaries from the First World War to find out about local men who had lost their lives in the conflict. The historical writing they produced is available using the links below:

George Bailey by Louis, Year 12

Alec Scott Barthorpe by Patrick, Year 12

Arthur James Beckett by Brendan, Year 12

Edward Stephen Bell by Hareya and Sofia, Year 9

Douglas Robert McDougall by Emily, Year 9

James Mussard by Anna, Year 12

Herbert Vidler by Chad and Laura, Year 12

Francis Edward Watson by Andrea and Ashleigh, Year 12

In carrying out their research, students were supported by Professor Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London).  He was working as part of Living Legacies, utilising methods first designed for the Hemel at War Project. Photos from his visit are available below!


A second session was held on 8th November 2016 and the following work was produced:

Bernard Henry Husk by Sean and Rory, Year 12

James William Maloney by Sam, Year 12

Herbert Arthur Ward by Wiktoria and Ashta, Year 12


A third session was held on 21st November 2017 and the following work was produced:

William Stirling Claridge by Thea, Year 12

Geoffry Hoole by Katie, Year 12

Leonard Uden by Alex and Josh, Year 12

John Edward Murray & Leslie Stephen Newton Doble by Janea, Year 12

John Russell & Robert Alfred Edmund Brunt by Gabby, Year 12


A  fourth session was held on 16th November 2018 and the following work was produced:

Cecil George Mathie by Libby and Emily, Year 12

Herbert John Thorpe by Weronika and Roberta , Year 12

Alfred Dommett by Hannah and  Benedicte by, Year 12

Sidney Taylor by Emma and Abby, Year 12


A  fifth session was held on 6th November 2019 and the following work was produced:

Cyril Hall Caville by Madeline, Sean and Adam, Year 12

Percy Ewart Bowden by Szymon and Conor, Year 12

Maxwell Henry Dodd by Renee and Kayleigh, Year 12


A sixth session was held on 8th December 2021 and the following work was produced:

Victor George Fleetwood  Shrapnel by Benjamin, Kai and Leah, Year 12

Douglas Charles Wilson by Medua and Charles, Year 12 

Herbert Fearn by Olivia and Sara, Year 12

Reginald William Perrott by Dan and Joseph Year 12


Below, Professor Richard Grayson assists Year 9 and Year 12 students with their First World War research projects:





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