War Memorials::

 
 

Wyke War Memorials

 

WAR MEMORIALS in WYKE

A fund was started for a War Memorial following the First World War, but not enough was raised, and so the money was used to fund an old folks treat for some years.

 

 

 
Wyke Temperance Hall

 

TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THIS MISSION WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 -1918

WWI  
Richard ASHFORTH
Leo BOYES
Charlie BROOK
Leonard FIRTH
Harry GARSIDE
Richard HARGREAVES
Haydn KELLETT
Norman KELLETT
Leonard L MALLINSON
Herbert MITCHELL
Harry SEED
Arthur SEED
Hiram SHARP
Irvine THORNTON
John W WILKINSON
Harold WEATHERILL
John William YATES
WWII  
Arthur W PLATT
George KELLETT

This memorial is now at the Industrial Museum, Bradford

 

COMFORTS FUND

During the Second World War, a Comforts Fund was established in April, 1940, a Subscription List was opened, and an appeal was made to all business to subscribe, to send gifts to their members who were serving in the Services, and to the girls who were called up for National Service. At the commencement, gifts were sent to 23 boys and girls and when it was disbanded in September 1945 we were sending gifts to 63. During that time £402 was raised by subscriptions and special efforts and distributed. Two of our members were killed in action, three were prisoners, and many served in foreign countries. At the end of the War, a Silver Plaque was subscribed for, and placed on the existing War Memorial (1914-19), to the two members who paid the supreme sacrifice. We sincerely hope that we are never again called upon to carry out this work, and that we shall see peace established for all time.

“Let those who come after see to it that these names are not forgotten”

 

 

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