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Edinburgh schoolboy uses Commission website to discover incredible story

13 January 2011

12 year old Glynn Mullen, a pupil at Leith Academy in Edinburgh, has devoted several months of his spare time compiling a Roll of Honour of those former pupils who died in the Second World War.

Using the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website, Glynn has drawn up a list of 75 names and by getting in contact with many of the former pupils' families, he has been able to build up a fascinating story of many of those who were killed.

This video also explains how Glynn and other Leith Academy pupils came up with a unique design for the Board of Remembrance, cleverly employing camouflage designs used on ships.