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Captain Maynard Andrews celebratory lunch, Hipperholme Grammar School

PUBLISHED: 14:05 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:14 05 April 2013

Melanie Hill, Jason Costello

Melanie Hill, Jason Costello

The extraordinary, inspirational and heroic deeds of a former Hipperholme Grammar School headmaster were celebrated by staff, pupils and relatives.

The extraordinary, inspirational and heroic deeds of a former Hipperholme Grammar School headmaster were celebrated by staff, pupils and relatives.


Almost 100 years ago Captain Maynard Andrews left the school near Halifax to serve his country in the First World War. He was killed in action in Flanders in 1915 as he attempted to save his wounded men from enemy fire.


Todays Hipperholme Grammar School headteacher, Jack Williams said: As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of the First World War we have been working with local genealogy experts to research Captain Andrews life and trace his family. Captain Andrews entire life story is full of inspiration.


The rediscovery of his many accomplishments is the beginning of a project to contact former pupils and gather their stories regarding their achievements after they left the school.
Members of Captain Andrews family, including three of his grandchildren joined school staff, governors, former pupils and the local community attended the celebratory lunch at the school in Bramley Lane, Hipperholme.

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