To me, the combination of things in the image suggests "war memorial" very well. Clearly, the list of names is a memorial of some sort (though it's hard to tell exactly what that structure is), and the man in uniform suggests that the memorial is military in nature. (I also like the way that the man's arm is slightly out of focus and you can't see his face, which together suggest that the names are the main point of the image, not the man; the man is just a clue as to the image's nature and perhaps a stand-in for the viewer.) The mood is that of a solemn memorial. The B&W treatment seems right, as it adds to the solemnity and historical-feeling nature of the scene (assuming that's what you're trying to do).
I like the tonalities of it very much; you've got just the right contrast, brightness, etc. My only nit-pick would be that the man's shoulder is very bright, which tends to draw the eye to it, which I don't think you want. You might darken that area a little.