On November 11, 2018 Armistice Day and Remembrance Day coincided, and around the country people remembered the war dead. This day was the centenary of the cessation of hostilities when the guns fell silent. It was not the end of the war, which came later through the signing of treaties, but at least we'd stopped shooting at one another.
Our Project helped the people of Keighley and the Worth Valley to remember those who had died in this centenary year and we had used our research to create lists of names for local people to read out on November 11, at various town and village ceremonies. These would later be posted on our website. At Keighley the names were read out by four cadets, one from each force of the Navy, Marines, Army and Air Cadets. Names were also read out at services of remembrance held at Oakworth, Haworth, Cross Roads and Lees, and at Stanbury.
The numbers of men who died in 1918 for each part of the district were:
Oakworth: 25 men.
Haworth: 26 men
Lees and Cross Roads: 17 men.
Stanbury: 2 men - but all the names for the whole war were read out because there were just 13 names in total.
Keighley: 360 men.