A SCHOOL has honoured two of its old boys who were killed while serving in the Army.
Lance Cpl Shaun Brierley and Sgt Paul Oram were both former pupils at Batley Grammar School.
A plaque beneath the school's war memorial was unveiled after a service at the school.
Lance Cpl Brierley was killed in March this year.
The 28-year-old was serving with the Royal Corps of Signals when his Land Rover crashed in the desert in Kuwait.
Sgt Paul Oram joined the 9/12th Royal Lancers and was serving in Northern Ireland when he was killed in an IRA ambush in February 1984.
Three years earlier he had won the Military Medal for fighting his way out of another IRA ambush that left his car riddled with bullet holes.
During the school memorial service the headteacher, Brian Battye, said: "It is right and proper that our school honours its fallen.
"By unveiling this plaque let us never forget the supreme sacrifice these two men made for their country."
Shaun was at Batley Grammar School from 1986 to 1991 and had served several times in Bosnia before he was sent to Kuwait.
The family home is in Healey, Batley, and he was buried with full military honours at Batley Parish Church.
Sgt Oram was at Batley Grammar School from 1968 to 1975.
He left a widow, Julie, and a daughter, Katie, now 20.
The memorial plaque was unveiled by another former BGS pupil Col Brian Mitchell. The service was attended by Kirklees Mayor Clr Barbara Allonby.