David Denby was born on 28 January 1896 and joined the School on 1 May 1909 for 7 months as a boarder, his family then living at Bridlington.
During World War I, David served as a Private in the 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment and was killed on 25 April 1915, aged 19.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate which bears the names of more than 54,000 Officers and Men whose graves are not known. The Menin Gate is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. The site was chosen as the site of a memorial because of the hundreds of thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields.
His name is also recorded on the Grammar School’s War Honours Board — alongside the names of all of the Grammar School’s alumni to die in the First and Second World Wars.