Secondary School Memorial
Secondary School Boys who fell in the War
A total of 20 boys of those who joined up locally and had been pupils of the
Chippenham Secondary School fell in the War. On Thursday (28th Oct
afternoon a brass memorial plaque was unveiled in the school gym. As it was
essentially just a school ceremony, those present were scholars, governors and
friends of the school and included the Mayor and Mayoress.
The unveiling was performed by Miss Morgan. She said that it had
been her privilege to have taught two thirds of the boys whose names were on the
tablet and she knew all but 4 personally.
"This tablet was erected by past and present pupils to the
memory of the following Old Boys who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1919:
These boys of ours, unselfish, unafraid,
Went to the worldwide fight;
Forget not how they fought and how we prayed
For England and for right.
Wilts Times 30 Oct 1920