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Gerald Montague Hedley

Gerald Montague Hedley was born in 1885 and enrolled at the School on 1 May 1895 as a boarder, his family at that time residing at Medomsley, Co Durham. He left the School in December 1898.

During World War I, Gerald served as a Captain in 29th Company, Royal Engineers and was Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Medal of The Order of The Crown of Italy.

Captain Hedley died on 4 October 1918, aged 33, and is buried in Rouen, France and his name is 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.

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