War Memorials: Woodside Secondary School, May 1922

An article on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 8th of May, 1922, reads:






A war memorial erected in honour of ex-pupils of Woodside Secondary School, Glasgow,

was unveiled in the school hall on Saturday. There was a large attendance of parents and

friends. Lieutentant-Colonel R. Kyle, C.M.G., D.S.O., performed the unveiling ceremony,

and in the course of a brief address said that the memorial would speak with silent

eloquence to the end of time. A salute to the dead was given by a guard of honour formed

of members of the 5th Cameronian Cadets, the lament was played on the bagpipes, and

the ‘Last Post’ was sounded.”


There was a prayer by the Rev. T. Wylie Sharp, and an address by the Rev. A. Chisholm,

M.A., D.Litt. Sir Charles Cleland “formally accepted custody of the memorial on behalf of

the Education Authority from Mr William Russell, headmaster of the school.”


The article concludes:


“The memorial, which has been designed by Mr James Gray, consists of a large bronze

tablet, with a border of dove-coloured marble. The middle portion of the tablet bears a

representation of an angel hovering with out-stretched wings over the figures of a soldier

and a sailor resting on the ground on either side of the Royal Standard. The names of 116

ex-pupils of the school who fell in the war are set out in alphabetical order on four side

panels, and at the bottom of the tablet there is an appropriate inscription.”



George Fairfull-Smith, June 2022.