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13 Feb 2018

The men behind the names on the Hulme Hall First World War Memorial

Hulme Hall is a Hall of Residence for students at The University of Manchester. Founded in 1870, the Hall has changed constantly over the past 148 years to meet the changing landscape of university life. Over 250 current and former students fought during the First World War. 40 were to lose their lives, with 33 remembered on the Hulme Hall War Memorial.

After research taken over a period of seven years, former resident James Hern has pieced together the lives of the 40 men who lost their lives between 1914 and 1919. In this guest blog post, James tells us about the research that led to the publication of his book

James Hern writes, ‘The lives of the 40 men from Hulme Hall captured unique stories that cover most aspects of the War, from the sea, land and air; Gallipoli, France, Belgium, Greece and Africa. It is my hope that future generations of Hulme Hall students will pause and remember the men behind the names in future years’.

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