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Harold Weighell

Harold Weighell was born on 27 October 1898 and joined the School on 19 September 1911.

Harold played in the School Football XI as well as the Cricket XI. As a cricketer, he was said to “have an easy style, play good all round cricket and bowl very useful slow breaks”. In the Sports Day on July 30 1913, Harold finished 2nd in the High Jump and 2nd in the Quarter Mile Open Race.

Harold left school in December 1917. He had done well at school gaining all certificates, local, junior and senior noted as distinguished in French and Science.

He probably joined the army straight away, serving in the 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and gained the rank of Sergeant.

Harold served in France and was wounded on 6 November 1918 and died at Rouen on November 8th aged 20, 3 days before the Armistice.

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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