THE FAMILY of one of the first pupils to attend a Pershore school have donated his war medals to be put on display in remembrance of his service.
Brian and Christine Haines, the son and daughter-in-law of the late Harold Haines, along with Janet Jackson, Harold’s daughter, donated his Second World War medals to Pershore High School upon a recent visit.
Harold was inducted into the school in 1932 when it officially opened and served his country in war, being one of the first to land in Normandy after D-Day.
Harold passed away peacefully at his home on June, 22 this year at the age of 95 and was warmly remembered by all associated with the school.
The former pupil was also a guest of honour at the Station Road school’s Presentation Evening in June 2012.
Headteacher Clive Corbett said: “Harold will be sadly missed and we’re delighted to display his war medals in lasting recognition of his contribution to our community.”