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WW 1 Part 7

Mirfield's War Memorial stands in Ings Grove Park. And was unveiled in 1921. Ings Grove Park and House were purchased for the people of Mirfield in 1918 by the War Memorial Fund Committee.
The memorial features a wall of remembrance featuring the names on six bronze plaques of all 196 men who gave their lives in the great war. The central gate in the wall was later bricked up and two further plaques added with the names who gave their lives in WW II  only 21 year's after the "War To End All wars". 

Although WW I is now often referred to as the 1914-1918 War, if you look closely at the inscription on the base of the cenotaph it reads 1914-19.
Although the armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th  day of the 11th month 1918 at which point the hostilities ceased. Peace was not official until the Treaty of Versai was signed in June 1919 the British public then celebrated with Peace Celebrations.

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