BROMSGROVE School held a memorial service for the 93 pupils killed in the First World War.

Former deputy headmaster Philip Bowen returned to the Worcester Road school on October 2 to give a presentation on his book 'Bromsgrove School at War 1914-19', which tells the stories of students and staff who served and lost their lives during the war.

Director of music James McKelvey sang wartime songs and sixth form student Heidi Collie played a poignant finale Danny Boy on solo violin, while pupils looked at photographs of the fallen alumni.

A spokesman for Bromsgrove School said: "There were, naturally, many moving moments.

"Mrs Spreckley, of the well-known brewing family in Worcester, lost all her three sons who went to Bromsgrove. Three Old Bromsgrovians were awarded the Victoria Cross.

"The school archive has a wealth of information and artefacts relating to former pupils and staff who served and lost their lives during the war.

"Items include letters, diaries, photographs, poetry, medals and telegrams. The items reflect not only the war experiences of former pupils and staff but also the importance of the school to them and their families during such a period of turmoil.

"Many of the boys kept contact with the school during the First World War and families sent documents and artefacts relating to loved ones who had been killed in action back to the school, to be part of the archive to remember them."

The event was held to mark 100 years since the end of the war.