Petworth bomb victims are remembered

Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School, remembered by children of Petworth Primary School. Pic Steve Robards  SR1628603 SUS-160929-165700001
Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School, remembered by children of Petworth Primary School. Pic Steve Robards SR1628603 SUS-160929-165700001

Staff and pupils from Petworth Primary School, along with residents from the town attended the service which takes place every year at the Horsham Road Cemetery Memorial, to remember all those who died when a German bomb exploded at Petworth Boys School on September 29, 1942.

They remember the 28 boys who were killed along with headmaster Charles Stevenson and assistant teacher Charlotte Marshall.

Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School. Children hear about what it was like. Pic Steve Robards  SR1628629 SUS-160929-165619001

Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School. Children hear about what it was like. Pic Steve Robards SR1628629 SUS-160929-165619001

This year the wreath was laid by primary school pupils George Homewood and Annabel Strange.

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Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School. Pic Steve Robards  SR1628627 SUS-160929-165604001

Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School. Pic Steve Robards SR1628627 SUS-160929-165604001

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Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School. George Homewood and Annabel Strange (from Petworth Primary School) lay the wreath Pic Steve Robards  SR1628617 SUS-160929-165834001

Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School. George Homewood and Annabel Strange (from Petworth Primary School) lay the wreath Pic Steve Robards SR1628617 SUS-160929-165834001

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Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School. The names of those that died. Pic Steve Robards  SR1628612 SUS-160929-165736001

Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School. The names of those that died. Pic Steve Robards SR1628612 SUS-160929-165736001

Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School. George Homewood from Petworth Primary School. Pic Steve Robards  SR1628605 SUS-160929-165714001

Annual memorial service for bombing of Petworth Boys School. George Homewood from Petworth Primary School. Pic Steve Robards SR1628605 SUS-160929-165714001