Book honours Sudbury Grammar boys
Former pupils of Sudbury Grammar School who lost their lives in the First World War are remembered in a new book.
March on in Firm Endeavour has been written by Arthur Potton, a pupil at the school from 1951 to 1957.
The stories of the 14 ex-students and two masters are recounted against the background of the campaigns they fought and died in.
Many of Mr Potton's relatives, including his father, served in the First World War and he spent 35 years in the Army and Territorial Army.
Because of this lifelong interest he was invited to write a book on the fallen pupils of Sudbury Grammar School by its old boys' association.
Mr Potton, now 67 and living in Ruislip, Middlesex, was aided in his research by several people, among them Shirley Smith of Sudbury tourist information centre
Mrs Smith had already compiled a roll of honour in memory of Sudbury's soldiers and was one of those behind an exhibition at Sudbury town hall.
The Free Press archives also provided further information for Mr Potton.
The book features photographs of many of the soldiers, their memorials and the battlefields they fought on. Letters back home bring a personal touch.
The title of the book comes from a line in the school song Ora et Labora: "For honour's sake, all passions ruled, March on in firm endeavour."
Copies are on sale, priced 8, at Sudbury tourist information centre in Gaol Lane.
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