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FALLEN IN BATTLE

MEMORIAL UNVEILED BY THE

GOVERNOR-GENERAL

The solemn, sad ceremony of unveiling a memorial to former pupils of the Roseneath School who have Sied in the defence of their country was performed by His Excellency the Governor-General, the Earl of Liverpool, this afternoon. There was a large attendance, including j-the headmaster (Mr.. R. Darroch), the teachers, and the present pupils of the i.school, their parents; and many residents I of the district, members of the Wellington Education Board, the Mayor (Mr. J. P. Luke), and members of various local bodies. The proceedings were opened by the singing of the National Anthem, after which a few introductory remarks were made by the chairman of the Roseneath School Committee (Mr. R. N; Morrison). His Excellency the Gov-ernor-General then unveiled the memorial, and delivered a brief and appropriate address. The Prime Minister (Rt Hon. W...F. Massey) followed with -a feeling reference to the young men who had made the supreme sacrifice. A short memorial service was conducted by Chaplain-Major Taylor. On the motion of the Mayor, supported by the headmaster (Mr.-R. Darroch),' a vote of thanks was accorded to His Excellency. A guard of honour was furnished by the Returned Soldiers' Association, "commanded by Lt.-Col. Hughes, C.M.G., The memorial consists of a stepped base, on which stands a square pedestal, about six feet high, with marble panels to receive the'names-J>f those who have fallen in the great war. , Standing on this is a Grecian 'Doric column typifying strength, surmounted with the globe, representing the Empire.. The total height of the memorial is about eighteen feet. The work was carried out by Mr. Walter Tonks, and was designed by Mr. William M. Page,_L.R.I.B.A., architect.; Upon the memorial appear the following names:— . . Percy Harlen Lance Bridge ; Cyril Aston J. B. Smith . Bruce West. ' The recessional "Lest We Forget" and the hymn "Let God Arise" were sung, by the-pupils of the school, Miss Davidson presiding at the organ. The ceremony concluded by. three trumpeters from Trentham sounding; "The Last Post."

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FALLEN IN BATTLE, Evening Post, Volume XCIV, Issue 114, 10 November 1917

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FALLEN IN BATTLE Evening Post, Volume XCIV, Issue 114, 10 November 1917

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