Heworth - War Memorial
The names of men who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
|Laurence Binyon 1869-1943
Further information on the dead of both world wars can be obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
Opening Ceremony of the
9th Durham Light Infantry regimental Hymn
"Abide With Me"
Abide with me! fast falls the eventide;
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
I need Thy presence every passing hour;
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless:
Hold then Thy cross before my closing eyes;
By the Chairman, Mr. Arthur Henderson, who will introduce Lt. Col.
Shakespear, C.M.G., C.I.E., D.S.O., and call upon him to unveil the
Lt. Col. Shakespear, C.M.G., C.I,E., D.S.O., will
Unveil the Memorial.
By The Rev. Father Costello.
The Last Post.
One Minute Interval of Silence.
By Lt. Col. Shakespear, C.M.G., C.I.E., D.S.O.
Rev. C.L. Gwilliam.
Mr. Isaac Rule.
Major J. English.
Laying of Wreaths
Wreathe will be laid on the Memorial as follows :
By Mrs. English, the organizer of the Women's Committee, who raised the
funds for the Memorial, on behalf of the Committee.
By Mr. H.E. Anderson on behalf of the Heworth Coal Co., Ltd.
By Mrs. Wood, who had three sons killed in action, on behalf of the Miners
of Heworth Colliery.
By Mrs. Blythman, who lost one son and two sons-in-law in the War, on
behalf of the Colliery Officials.
By Mrs. Isabella Gustard, whose husband was killed in action, on behalf of
the Deputy-Overmen of Heworth Colliery.
By Mr. Waggott On Behalf Of The Enginemen Of Heworth Colliery.
By Mr. John Gibson On Behalf Of The Mechanics Of Heworth Colliery.
And by any others who wish to do so.
GOD of our fathers, known of old,
The tumult and the shouting dies;
Far-called, our navies melt away;
For heathen heart that puts her trust
By Rev. G.W. Taylor.
God save our Gracious King,
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