Steeton with Eastburn War Memorial

Steeton with Eastburn War Memorial

This memorial was unveiled on Saturday 30th October, 1920.

Front cover of the war memorial booklet from 1920 (Keighley Library - BK424)

Less than three weeks later a storm broke the top half of the column off and this had to be replaced, this was reported in the Keighley News at the time:

Newspaper photo of the damaged war memorial.
Keighley Library - (BK424)


This consists of a small, wheel cross on the top of a tall tapering stem which is set on a capped plinth with columnar sides and a chamfered block base.
The main plinth holds a wreath in relief and dedication on its front and WW1 names on sides with the base showing WW2 details as listed below. There are also some memorial gardens located at the nearby churchyard of St Stephen's.

Great War names:


William Astle
J. Hartley Barritt
Albert Bell
William G. Brooksbank
Harrison Browes
John A. Butterfield
Charlie Clarkson
Spencer Cliffe
Bertram Greenwood Clough
Henry Clough
Clifford Cockshott
Cyrus Cockshott
Wright Cockshott
F. William Dawes
Prinace Dawson
Herbert Dove
James Dove
Matt Dove
Frederick T. Ellison
Thomas Fitzsimons
Joseph Hale
T. Hinckley
Ralph Hodgson
William Ireland


Richard Lambert
J. Archie Metcalfe
Arthur Moule
Thomas S. Moyle
Ewart G. Myers
Willie Naylor
John Nelson
Jackson Nicholson
Richard Nicholson
Harry Oliver
Arthur B. Parry
Wilfrid Rishworth
Henry Shackleton
Fred Sharp
Arthur Smith
Herbert Stott
William Henry Teale
Harry Vintner
James Wade
James Walker
Norman Watson
J. Clarence Wilson
George Wilson
John William Wilson


Tom Baldwin
Fred Carleton
Arthur Ellison
Willie Ellison
Harry Grimston
Maurice Hargreaves
Tom Haxton
Eshton Heywood
Thomas Shuttleworth
Tom Spencer
Tom Thomson
Squire Topham
Alfred Townson
Victor Tuck
Cameron Wilson

World War Two names:
1939 - 1945


W. Cockshott
D. H. Gathercole
J. Hodgson
C. M. Horsfall
H. Lambert
R. Smith


T. W. Belton
L. Clamp
A. Walton

An unusual incident in 1920 also occurred next to the war memorial when the war trophy of a captured German field gun was shoved into the nearby beck. Nobody was arrested for it and eventually it was moved away. Clearly Steeton folk didn't want to be reminded of the war and may have considered the gun as disrespectful, with it being so close to their new war memorial.

The captured German field gun on it's side in Steeton Beck.

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