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Following the death of Leicestershire wool merchant William Wyggeston in 1536, his brother Thomas (a trustee) used some of William’s money to establish a grammar school in Leicester. This later became Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, known today as Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College.

The 136 records in our collection contain the details of former pupils who were killed in the Second World War. Each record is an original transcript. The records can contain information such as first and last name, birth year, residence, next of kin, date and place of death, service number, rank, regiment, battalion, and burial details.