Our first idea was to research using Columba College school magazines dating from 1915, when our school opened, to 1917. In these, we found the names of several soldiers with connections to our college.
A letter to the school community revealed several current students with family connections to those who fought in France during World War I. Our next step is to further research these soldiers and share this new information with our partner school in France.
An interesting story has come to light recounting the experiences of a soldier in the Otago mounted Rifles. A member of the family of a current student at Columba, has written a children's story based on his experiences.