Honour roll carved 1920, Glamorgan


Glamorgan honour roll

Glamorgan honour roll. Credit East Coast Heritage Museum.

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This magnificent honour roll  resides at the East Coast Heritage Museum , Swansea, Tasmania.

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), Wednesday 7 April 1920, page 5

GLAMORGAN SOLDIERS.

HANDSOME HONOUR ROLL.

Our Swansea correspondent writes – The Glamorgan honour board has been lately placed in the Council-chambers, Swansea by the Municipal Council, on  behalf of the ratepayers. It contains the names of 69 men, 16 of whom have made the supreme sacrifice. The board was designed and carved by Mrs E. N. Payne, of Hobart, and is a most artistic production. At the top is a scroll upon which is written “The Glamorgan Honour Roll of the Great War,” with date, and surmounting this is a shield upon which is a lion rampant. In the centre of the board are the names in gilt, flanked on either side with beautiful carved figures, one of Peace and the other of St George standing on the slain dragon. At the foot of the board Kipling’s stirling and appropriate lines are carved –

“There is but one task for all,

For each, one life to give,

Who stands if freedom fall?

Who dies if England live?”

The Glamorgan people are to be congratulated on having such a beautiful memorial for all time of their gallant soldiers.