A primary school in Bushey held a First World War Commemoration Day yesterday.

Each class from Little Reddings Primary School in Harcourt Road was assigned a particular serviceman to think about throughout the day and one class visited St James’s churchyard to find some of the servicemen’s graves.

Watford Observer:

Older pupils wrote imaginary letters home from Private Frank Loveday, who served on the Western Front and was only 18 when he died. 

Members of the Bushey Museum team were on hand to answer children’s questions throughout the day and one member, Alwyn Jones, appeared in a First World War uniform of a Scottish Regiment.

At a singing assembly, a recruitment song written in 1915 by Amy Brooke, who once lived in Coldharbour Lane, was sung by all the children together with ‘Pack up your Troubles’ and ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’.

Money raised on the day will go to Hertfordshire Heroes.