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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 1920) 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:

Wilfred Brinkworth
John Brinkworth
Harry Chapman
George Davis
Eric Ferriday
Reginald Hayes
Tommy Hunt
Edmund Hibbard
Fred Hudd
Leo Jordan
Randolph Lea
Edwin Minty
Charles Opie
Egbert Slade
Bertie Taviner
Percy Tucker
Reginald Tucker
Clement Taylor
Ronald White
Bryan Wood

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.

Newbolt"

Wilts Times 30 Oct 1920

The memorial is now in Hardenhuish School, Chippenham.
 

Edwin John Brinkworth
Wilfred Brinkworth
Henry Geoffrey Vincent Chapman
George Davis
Eric Ferriday
Reginald Hayes
Edmund Hibbard
Fred Hudd
Tommy Hunt
Leo Jordan
John Randolph Lea
Edwin Minty
Charles Opie
Egbert Slade
Bertie Taviner
Clement Taylor
Percy Tucker
Reginald Tucker
Ronald White
Bryan Wood