Eyam War Memorial - 1914-1919

Programme of its Unveiling and Dedication, Sunday April 3rd 1921

Leaflet kindly contributed by Paul Maltby, © Copyright 2006.
Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2006-7.

     
 

UNVEILING and DEDICATION

OF THE
MEMORIAL

Erected to the Glory of God and in
Grateful Remembrance of the
MEN OF EYAM
who fell in the Great War, 1914-1919.

Cover Image

SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd, 1921,
AT 3 P.M.

“Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee
a crown of life.” - Rev. ii, 10.

 
  J. Smith and Sons, Rutland Square, Bakewell.  

  In Remembrance  
 
CHARLES DRONFIELD.
SAMUEL NEEDHAM.
FRANK REGINALD FROGGATT.
JOSEPH PURSEGLOVE.
FRED DANIEL.
HARRY BUXTON.
JOSEPH CHARLES TWIGG.
JOHN EDWIN MALTBY.
TOM FRITH.
GEORGE WEST.
ABRAHAM WHITE.
ARTHUR ERNEST HEMSWORTH.
FREDERICK WEST.
THOMAS MALTBY.
HENRY HAWKSWORTH.
GEORGE EDWARD LONGDEN.
SAMUEL REDFEARN.
JAMES HARLING.
JOSEPH WILSON.
LEONARD BULLARD.
ROBERT ALWYN DANE.
WALTER TWIGG.
FRANCIS JAMES EYRE.
 
     

HYMN
O GOD our help in ages past
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Beneath the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure,
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

O God our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come;
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home. AMEN.

“GREATER love hath no man than this, that a
man lay down his life for his friends.”

“I AM the Resurrection and the life saith the Lord;
he that believeth in Me though he were dead
yet shall he live and whosoever liveth and believeth in
me shall never die.”

Our Father, &c.

O ALMIGHTY LORD, the God of the spirits of
all flesh, fulfil, we beseech Thee, the purpose of
Thy love in those who are with Thee, that the good
work which Thou hast begun in them may be perfected
unto the day of Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth
with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without
end. AMEN.

ALMIGHTY GOD, we commend to Thy loving-kind-
ness the souls of Thy servants who have given
their lives to defend us. Accept, O Lord, the offering of
their self-sacrifice, and grant to them with all Thy faithful
servants, a place of refreshment and peace, where the light
of Thy countenance shines for ever, and where all tears
are wiped away; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

UNVEILING BY MAJOR GREGORY ROSE-INNES

IN Devout thankfulness to Almighty God, I unveil
this Cross to His praise and honour and to the
immortal memory of those our gallant defenders who
gave their lives for their country and whose names are
here recorded.

THE BLESSING OF THE MEMORIAL

PRAYERS
ALMIGHTY FATHER, Lord of heaven and earth;
vouchsafe we beseech Thee to except this offering
at our hands in remembrance of our brothers departed,
and to consecrate this our gift to Thy glory and our-
selves to Thy service; for Jesus Christ's sake. AMEN.

IN the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the
memory of our brothers departed [repeat names] we
bless and dedicate this Cross to the glory of God and
to the undying memory of those noble living and glorious
dead who went bravely forth to conquer and to die for
God, King, Empire, and the saving of the nations, in
the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Ghost. AMEN.

BUGLERS SOUND LAST POST

LESSON - Wisdom III. 1 to 9.

HYMN
FOR all the Saints who from their labours rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confess'd
Thy Name, O JESU, be for ever blest.
Alleluia!

Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress, and their Might:
Thou, LORD, their Captain in the well-fought fight;
Thou in the darkness drear their one true Light.
Alleluia !

O may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the Saints who nobly fought of old,
And win, with them, the victor's crown of gold.
Alleluia!

O blest communion! fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine.
Alleluia!

And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph-song,
And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia!

The golden evening brightens in the west;
Soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;
Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest.
Alleluia!

But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day ;
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of glory passes on His way.
Alleluia !

From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
Singing to FATHER, SON, and HOLY GHOST,
Alleluia! AMEN.

ADDRESS BY COL. H. BROOKE TAYLOR

PRAYERS
O GOD of the spirits of all flesh, we praise and
magnify Thy Holy Name for Thy servants who
having fought a good fight, have finished their course
in Thy faith and fear; and we beseech Thee, that en-
couraged by their examples, and strengthened by their
fellowship, we with them may be found meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints of light;
through the merits of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
AMEN.

COMFORT, O Lord, we pray Thee, all those who
are mourning the loss of those near and dear to
them. Be with them in their sorrow, support them
in Thy love, teach them to rest and lean on Thee,
give them faith to look beyond the troubles of this
present time, and to know that neither life nor death
can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ
Jesus our Lord - to whom with the Father and the
Holy Ghost be all honour and glory now and for ever.
AMEN.

O ALMIGHTY GOD, who art a strong tower of
defence unto Thy servants against the face of
their enemies; we yield Thee praise and thanksgiving
for our deliverance from those great dangers wherewith
we were compassed: we acknowledge it Thy goodness
that we were not delivered over as a prey unto them;
beseeching Thee still to continue such Thy mercies
towards us, that all the world may know that Thou
art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. AMEN.

ALMIGHTY AND MERCIFUL GOD, of whose only
gift it cometh that Thy faithful people do unto
Thee true and laudable service; grant we beseech Thee,
that we may so faithfully serve Thee in this life that
we fail not finally to attain Thy heavenly promises;
through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

HYMN
ON the Resurrection morning
Soul and body meet again;
No more sorrow, no more weeping,
no more pain!

Here awhile they must be parted,
And the flesh its Sabbath keep,
Waiting in a holy stillness,
wrapt in sleep.

For a while the tired body
Lies with feet toward the morn;
Till the last and brightest Easter
day be born.

But the soul in contemplation
Utters earnest prayer and strong
Bursting at the Resurrection
into song.

Soul and body reunited
Thenceforth nothing shall divide,
Waking up in CHRIST'S own likeness,
satisfied.

Oh! the beauty, Oh! the gladness
Of that Resurrection day.
Which shall not through endless ages
pass away!

On that happy Easter morning
All the graves their dead restore;
Father, sister, child, and mother,
meet once more.

To that brightest of all meetings
Bring us, JESUS CHRIST, at last;
By Thy Cross, through death and judgment
holding fast. AMEN.

REVEILLE

BENEDICTION

God save the King

Explanation of the Monument and its Symbols.

The Cross
Coptic. Copy of the Cross of the old Egyptian Church.

Crusaders Sword (In the form of a Cross).
The same Spirit which prompted the Crusaders to fight, urged on our men. Self-sacrifice in fighting for the Right, following in the footsteps of Our Lord. A Sword which those who follow must take up for the fight with the powers of evil. The Sword being tied to the Cross tells us that all true sacrifice and zeal comes from Christ and is inspired by Him.

Oak (On right and left Spandrils (arms) and also on Shaft).
The Strength and Loyalty which preserved us from our foes.

Laurel (A Wreath around the edge of the circle and carving on shaft).
The Greek Athlete was rewarded with a wreath of laurel leaves. Valour, Courage.

Shamrock
Symbol of the Holy Trinity. The Presence of God Himself, Father, Son and Holy Spirit with those who fought for the Right.

The Circle and the Endless Chain
A Circle having neither beginning nor end is a symbol of Eternity and of God. The Glorious Life Beyond in God's Presence. The Infinity of God's Love towards those who have shown such love.

Flame (On each side of Shaft).
Symbol of God the Holy Spirit, who inspired and guided all those who took up the Cross. Symbolical too of the Light of Self-sacrifice which has shone and is shining in the lives of the Blessed Dead, and which will never die out.

The Pelican
The Pelican feeding her young with the blood from her own breast, is an old symbol of Our Lord himself who shed His blood for the life of the World. Self-Sacrifice.

Fleur-de-Lys (Flower of the Lily).
The fleur-de-lys so often found in Church decoration is supposed to represent the Lily. The Lily was symbolical of our Lord's earthly Life.
Its purity and sweetness speaks of the purity and loveliness of the true home life and of the purity of the quiet, and secret sacrifice of the women of our land.

Lotus Flower
Sacred Flower of the Egyptians. Symbolical of the sacredness of life in God's sight.
Symbolical of the Eastern world which helped us in the great Fight for the Right.

The Stone used in the Monument is Hopton Wood. The Panels are Balmoral Red Granite.

Leaflet by courtesy of Paul Maltby. Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie in 2006-7.

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