Discover your ancestors who taught at or attended Wyggeston Grammar School in Leicester, England and died while serving with the Cambridgeshire Regiment during World War 2. The records may reveal where and when your relative died, the conflict they participated in, and where they are buried or commemorated.
Each record is an original transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
• First name(s)
• Last name
• Birth year
• Next of kin details
• Death year
• Death date
• Service number
• Death place
• Burial or commemoration place
• Burial or commemoration reference number
• Notes (occupation or certificates)
The record set comprises 136 records.
These records date from 1939 to 1945.
Wyggeston Grammar School
Following the death of wool merchant William Wyggeston in 1536, his brother Thomas (a trustee) used some of William’s money to establish a grammar school in Leicester. This later became Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, known today as Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College.
The school is located in Leicester city, the county town of Leicestershire, in the East Midlands of England.
Sir David Attenborough CBE (broadcaster and naturalist)
Richard, Lord Attenborough (actor, director, producer)
Neil Fletcher (Labour politician)
Simon Hoggart (journalist and broadcaster)
Barry Letts (producer of Doctor Who)
Tim Piggot-Smith (actor who appeared in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace)
Lieutenant-Colonel Johnny Copper (one of the founders of the SAS)
Lieutenant Commander John Herbert Babington, GC, OBE, RNVR, was awarded the George Cross for ‘great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty’ in defusing bombs during the Second World War.
Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse novels, was a former Classics master at Wyggeston.
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