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Humanities Trip to WW1 Battlefields

As a part of their research students learned that 3,733 fathers, husbands and sons from Stoke on Trent died on the battlefront and they looked for some of these brave men as they toured some of the memorials we visited. Lucy Cartlidge found Arthur Cartlidge, a resident of Hartshill who died on the day of her birth some 80 years earlier.

 The visit had a profound effect on students who commented that ‘I felt sad, he could have been part of my family and I tried to think of the horror he would have gone through’ and that ‘it made me think of how their families would have felt’.

Two students shared the opportunity to take part in the last post ceremony at the Menin Gate.