Cross Roads Primitive Methodist Sunday School War Memorial Panel
On display in the War memorial/Bowling club building in Cross Roads Park.
Previous Location, Keighley Local Studies Library.
New Great War memorial, Oak frame with card mount and glass holding 30 photographs of men who attended the Sunday School and went on to serve in the Great War. Names on the card mount under each photograph are hand written in ink, giving the rank, name and regiment of each man. Three photographs are missing.
The original version of this was memorial was given to Keighley Library sometime after the Chapel closed. Apparently the card mount disintegrated due to water damage and the frame was disposed of and the remaining photographs were placed in an archive box.
About six years ago in 2011, Ian Walkden of The Men of Worth Project enquired about the original memorial at Keighley Library several years ago. Nothing was known regarding it's fate, but it now appears that a former staff member had archived the images with another collection and these were rediscovered during archiving work at the library in 2014.
We were given permission to scan the photographs and Ian set about asking various people to help with the creation of a new version of the original memorial. This memorial was completed in January 2017
Unveiling by Tito Arana, Chairman of The Friends of Cross Roads Park and Ian Walkden of The Men of Worth Project on 11th February 2017. Tito Arana is also a Cross Roads Councillor on Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council.
Primitive Methodist Sunday School 1914 - 1919 Cross Roads
Names: [missing photographs have a * against the name]
* Private Aspinall, Asa - Royal Fusiliers
Private Binns, Arthur - 8th Divisional Company, Army Service Corps
Private Bowker, John R. - Somerset Light Infantry
A/Bombardier Boyes, Wilfred - 349th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery
Private Brearley, Herbert - 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Private Carr, William - 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
Private Dawson, Wilfred - 2/6th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Dinsdale, Arthur - 6th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Dodgson, Albert - Royal Engineers
Private Edmondson, Arthur - Northumberland Fusiliers
Private Farrar, Allan - Northumberland Fusiliers
Private Feather, Arthur - 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment
Sergeant Feather, George - 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Feather, William - Durham Light Infantry
Private Firth, Alfred - 2nd South Staffordshire Regiment
Corporal Gott, Sam A. - 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment Pioneers
Trooper Greenbank, William - Scottish Horse
Private Greenwood, Harold - 1/7th Northumberland Fusiliers
Private Haigh, Edward - Machine Gun Corps
Corporal Haigh, Percy - Royal Field Artillery
Private Leach, Harry - King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Private Leach, William - 10th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
* Private Pickles, Fred A. - 1/6th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Shoesmith, Wilfred - 51st Garrison Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment
Stoker Shread, Herbert - Royal Navy HMS Tristram
Private Southern, Henry - 1/6th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Sunderland, Michael - 5th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private White, Arthur - 5th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private White, Herbert - 1/6th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Wilkinson, Fred - Army Veterinary Corps
Private Williams, Samuel - 10th Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment