Youngster says thanks to uncle for his service

Year Eight and Year Nine history and French students from Rossall visited the battlefields of the First World War in Belgium and France at the beginning of the half term.

Year Eight and Year Nine history and French students from Rossall visited the battlefields of the First World War in Belgium and France at the beginning of the half term.

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A Year Nine student got the chance to commemorate the sacrifice made by one of his ancestors recently.

Harrison Cardwell, a pupil at Rossall School in Fleetwood, laid a wreath on his great-great-uncle’s grave during a recent school trip.

A spokesman for the school, in Broadway, described the visit, to the First World War battlefields in Belgium and France at the beginning of half-term, as ‘inspirational and poignant’.

He said: “The group travelled to Ypres where they attended the Last Post Ceremony and then on to Somme where Harrison Cardwell was able to lay a wreath on his great great uncle’s grave.

“Thomas Dakin Broadbent was killed in action at the Battle of Somme at 22.

“From the Somme the students visited Verdun before travelling back via Disneyland Paris after an emotion couple of days.”