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"THE SUPREME SACRIFICE."

A WORKERS* MEMORIAL. At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon all machinery at the large factory of Booth, Mactlonald and Co., in Carlyle Street, was stopped, and the employees and many friends gathered together in the chief workshop for the purpose of unveiling a memorial tablet subscribed for by the employees to fallen comrades in the war.

Mr C. G. Whitaker, the works superintendent, stated that 6n Thursday the firm was taking the opportunity of extending "the\ glad hand" to its returned employees, at the Art Gallery; that day, however, they had thought it meet to pause a while in reverence to those who had gone to the war and paid the greatest sacrifice of all. The Shop Committee had decided to erect some lasting memorial to those who had gone, and had agreed on a shield, bearing the names of the fallen. lie called on Mr G. T. Booth to unveil the tablet. Mr Booth then drew aside the Dominion flag, which was covering the tablet. It was a sad moment for many of them, he said, but he was glad to be able to take part in it. He was glad the men had it in their hearts to set up a tablet to their fellow-workers who had fallen in the great struggle, as a mark of respect, and that their memories might be kept for ever green in the establishment. The shield, which is of very handsome beaten copper, mounted on polished oak, and surrounded by a frame, hangs in the entrance to the workshops.' The tablet bears the words, "The Supreme Sacrifice,'' and the dates 19141918. On a scroll are engraved the names of fallen members of the firm, surrbunded by a wreath of fern-leaves. The following names appear:—J. Evans, H. J. Burnett, E. J. Lincoln Gale, E. Dickie, G. H. Wood, E. H. Boyd, V. J. Smith, D. Ballock, D. S. Lindsay, L. J. Tonkin, and Val. de Villiers.

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"THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.", Sun, Volume VI, Issue 1746, 18 September 1919

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"THE SUPREME SACRIFICE." Sun, Volume VI, Issue 1746, 18 September 1919

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