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'Remembrance' - a book to preserve the memory of our Hordle war heroes

The biographies of the Hordle House boys who gave their lives for their country during World War II.

Hordle House Boys from WW2
Hordle House Boys from WW2
27 May 2016
Between 1939 and 1946 nineteen former pupils of Hordle House gave their lives for their country.

In honour of these boys and men, Tom Pearson-Chisman, father of current Head Girl Alicia, has generously dedicated two years to research and write each of their stories into a book of Remembrance.

The book gives an extraordinary insight into the lives of each of our school’s heroes and the part that they played in World War II. It was made possible only by the kind contributions of stories, facts and photos from the boys’ schools, universities, regiments, contemporaries and, most poignantly, their families.

Please take a look at the preview of the first section of this very special book (the final printed version may vary slightly).

Due to the luxury quality of this hard-back publication, only a limited number of copies will be printed, so if you would like to own a copy, please pre-order by Friday 10th June 2016.

To order your copy of the Remembrance book, please make payment of £30 for collection from school, or £36 if you would like the book to be posted to you in the UK*:
- By cheque, made payable to Walhampton school, in an envelope marked 'Remembrance', to be handed in to the school office
- By bank transfer to sort code 30-95-32, account number 00383632, with your name and ‘Remembrance’ as the reference. Please also send an email to to confirm your payment.

Due to the luxury quality of this hard-back publication, there will be a limited number of copies printed, so please place your order soon, as we can only guarantee your copy if your payment is received by Friday 10th June 2016.  Thank you.

* If you would like the book to be posted to you overseas please email to be advised on postage rates. Thank you.

We hope you will join us in celebrating the lives of these boys and men by keeping their story alive for generations to come.

Picture below: Ian Thompson, son of Tony Thompson, is the only decendent of the 19 young Hordelians on our memorial board.
Here he lays a wreath at his father's grave. 

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