AN exhibition is taking place in Worcester Cathedral this month to commemorate the soldiers killed in the First World War who feature in its cloister windows.

The stories include that of Lawrence Barnard Carlton of the Royal Army Medical Corps, the only son of Arthur Carlton, High Sheriff and Alderman of Worcester. Lawrence spent two years at Worcester Royal Grammar, from 1906 to 1908, as well as attending the City of London School.

A talented athlete, he volunteered in August 1914 before taking his final exams and enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was sent to Gallipoli as a member of the Expeditionary Force, where he was attached to the nursing section.

After a few days of acclimatisation, Carlton went forward with fighting troops. While attending a wounded soldier, he was shot dead, at the age of 22. There is more to read in the cathedral cloister about Lawrence and the Carlton family, their history and the help they gave the war effort.

Lawrence Carlton's story is further highlighted in the Dressed for Drama costume exhibition in the cathedral chapter house. It is linked to the costume worn by actor Richard Rankin who played Captain Thomas Gillan of the RAMC in the BBC TV mini-series The Crimson Field.

Dressed for Drama runs at the Cathedral until Bank Holiday Monday, August 29, and tickets can be purchased at the chapter house entrance. The First World War soldiers’ stories are available to all visitors in the cloisters, during the month of August and First World War tours of the cloisters, to hear the soldiers’ stories in detail, can be booked through the Cathedral office on 01905 732900.