This memorial was unveiled by the Mayoress of Bradford on 9th September 1920 and appeared in the Keighley News the day after. It was believed to have been lost when the school building was demolished sometime around 1985 (Imperial War Museum information). Apparently it went to Victoria Hall for display and safe keeping and was eventually returned to the school, possibly when the new school was completed.
Order of service:
The school produced an order of service for this event which is held in the archives at Keighley Library as part of the Herbert A. France collection, BK 424:
The text on the front cover reads:
A green laurel wreath encloses the number 'XI Nov' for the 11th November.
Two crossed flagpoles hold the Union Flag and the Cross of St. George.
The dates 1914 and 1918 for the period of hostilities.
Three letters I, C and S re intertwined, depicting the initials of Ingrow Council School.
The last line is MCXMXVII., in Roman numberals.
(This order doesn't actually work correctly. It may have meant MCMXXVII which would be 1927, although this doesn't fit with the apparent date of the unveiling in 1920.)
The name at the bottom is Andrew Leach, thought to be a school pupil who may have drawn it).
The text on this page reads:
The children assembled at 10.55 am in the Hall and the Headmaster (Mr. Rollinson) was accompanied by the Rev. H. and Mrs. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. Pollard, Mrs. Rollinson & Mr's Sterling and the staff.
The programme as shown herewith was carried out.
The beautiful School War Memorial was open for inspection.
HYMN "O God our Help."
PRAYER. Followed by Lord's Prayer sung by children.
READING OF SCRIPTURE Mr Arnold, a member of the staff.
ADDRESS: REV. H. A. STEWELL, M.A.
HYMN "The Heavens declare the Glory."
The board was re-discovered, stored in the cellar of Ingrow Primary School by a member of staff and this was announced in the Keighley News in 2010.
The roll of honour is unusual in that it has lists of names on the two side panels which record everyone from the school who went to war, but the central panel has another list of names of those from the school who died in the war, so these particular men's names actually appear twice on the memorial.
The text reads:
INGROW COUNCIL SCHOOL.
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.
War Declared 4. VIII. 1914 Jerusalem Taken 9. XI. 1917
Armistice Signed 11. XI - 1918 Peace Treaty 28. VI. 1919.
These Men died in their country's cause:
Clement, Arthur J
Rhodes, Cecil MM
Ruddock, Bertie F
Startup, John H
Wellwood, James DCM
In death, heroes . . In life, our friends.
FRANCE SALONIKA PALESTINE
BELGIUM GALLIPOLI MESOPOTAMIA
Atkinson, Arthur H
Creek, James B
Greenwood, John W
A Master - ####? Arnold
Raine, William H
Rhodes John C
Rhodes, John W
Ruddock, Bertie E
Sharpe, Harry A
Shellabear, John William
Startup, John H
Waddington, Arthur H
Wharton, James H
Whitaker, William H
A Master - Percy Hollings