Grindleford War Memorial - 1939-1945

Programme of its Unveiling and Dedication, Sunday 9th November 1947

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2000-2012
from a copy which belonged to my mother.

UNVEILING and DEDICATION

SUNDAY, 9th NOVEMBER, 1947, at 3 p.m.

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1939 - MEMORIAL - 1945

Erected to the Glory of God and in Grateful Remembrance of the
MEN OF GRINDLEFORD

Who gave their lives for their Country in the World War.

IN REMEMBRANCE

Pte. PETER ROBERT KENYON
31st August, 1940.
Staff Sgt. CHARLES EGGINGTON PENNOCK
3rd September, 1942.
Lieut. MICHAEL HARBURN DAVIS
October, 1940.
Gnr. KENNETH FRENCH
5th March, 1943.
Pilot Off. CHARLES TREVOR DAVIES, D.F.C.
26th March, 1941.
Mid. ROBERT GORDON BOWER
25th November, 1943.
Cpl. FRANK LESLIE PENNOCK
8th May, 1941.
Sgt. LESLIE LEONARD JOHN SMITH
8th May, 1944.
A/Fl. Lt. RONALD VICTOR TRUEMAN
24th July, 1941.
Lieut. HENRY BONNINGTON RIDGEWAY
3rd. August, 1944.
Cpl. ERNEST CECIL BARLEY
11th October, 1941.
Pte. WALTER SMITH
15th May 1945.

PRO PATRIA

Order of Service

HYMN.

All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell,
Come ye before Him, and rejoice.

The Lord, ye know, is God indeed,
Without our aid, He did us make,
We are His flock, He doth us feed;
And for His sheep He doth us take.

O enter then His gates with praise,
Approach with joy His courts unto;
Praise, Laud, and bless His Name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

For why? the Lord our God is good,
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God Whom Heaven and earth adore,
From men and from the Angel-host,
Be praise and glory evermore. Amen.

I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, From
henceforth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord: Even so,
saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labours.

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LET US PRAY.

Our Father, which art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not
into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

THE MEMORIAL OF THE DEAD.

Remember, O Lord, all those, the brave and the true, who
have died the death of honour and are departed in the hope of
Resurrection to Eternal Life, especially the Officers and Men of
our Sea, Land and Air Forces, to whom It was given to lay down
their lives for the cause of Freedom and Justice. In that place of
Light, whence sorrow and mourning are far banished, give them
rest, O Lord, the Lover of men. Grant this, for Thine only Son,
Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

SILENCE SHALL BE KEPT FOR A SPACE.

Then shall be said:

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there
shall no torment touch them ; in the sight of the unwise they
seemed to die, but they are in peace. Wisdom iii. 1, 2.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there
shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither
shall there be any more pain for the former things are passed
away. Rev. xxi. 4.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his
God, and he shall be my son. Rev. xxi. 7.

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HYMN.

The Supreme Sacrifice.

O Valiant Hearts, who to your glory came,
Through dust of conflict and through battle flame;
Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed In the land you loved.

Proudly you gathered, rank on rank, to war,
As who had heard God's message from afar;
All you had hoped for, all you had you gave
To save man mankind - yourselves you scorned to save.

Splendid you passed, the great surrender made,
Into the light that nevermore shall fade;
Deep your contentment In that blest abode,
Who wait the last clear trumpet-call of God.

Long years ago, as earth lay dark and still,
Rose a loud cry upon a lonely hill,
While in the frailty of our human clay,
Christ, our Redeemer, passed the self-same way.

Still stands His Cross from that dread hour to this,
Like some bright star above the dark abyss;
Still through the veil, the Victor's pitying eyes
Look down to bless, our lesser Calvaries.

These were His servants, in His steps they trod,
Following through death the martyr'd Son of God;
Victor He rose; victorious too shall rise
They who have drunk His cup of sacrifice.

O risen Lord. 0 Shepherd of our Dead,
Whose Cross has bought them and Whose Staff has led --
In glorious hope their proud and sorrowing Land
Commits her Children to Thy gracious hand. Amen.

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LET US PRAY.

O Lord, our, heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings,
Lord of lords, the only Ruler of Princes, who dost from Thy
throne behold all the dwellers upon earth ; Most heartily we
beseech Thee with Thy favour to behold our most gracious
Sovereign Lord, King George; and so replenish him with the
grace of Thy Holy Spirit, that he may always incline to Thy will,
and walk in Thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly
gifts; grant him in health and wealth long to live; strengthen
him that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and
finally, after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, Who alone givest wisdom and understand-
ing; inspire, we pray Thee, the hearts of all to whom Thou
has committed the responsibility of government in the nations of
the world. Give to them the vision of truth and justice, teach
them to know how best to temper justice with mercy that by
their counsels the nations may work together in true brotherhood,
and Thy Church throughout the world may serve Thee in unity
and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, who by the suffering and death of Thy Son hast shown
us that the path of honour may lead us to the Cross and that
the reward of faithfulness may be a crown of thorns: help us
at this time to learn these hard lessons: give to all who are
united with us in the love of liberty such courage and devotion
that with dauntless hearts and dedicated wills we may fulfil the
task entrusted to us: and grant that, laying aside all hatred and
bitterness, we may pass through suffering and sacrifice to victory
over all the powers of evil, through Him who died and rose again,
Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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O Lord, support us all the day long of this troublous life,
until the shades lengthen, and the evening come, and the busy
world is hushed, the fever of life is over, and our work done.
Then, Lord, in Thy mercy, grant us safe lodging, a holy rest, and
peace at the last: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with
one accord to make our common supplications unto Thee;
and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in
Thy Name Thou wilt grant their requests : Fulfil now, O Lord,
the desires and petitions of Thy servants, as may be most expedient
for them; granting us in this world knowledge of Thy truth, and
in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

ADDRESS

Rev. F. G. STAFFORD, M.M.

HYMN.

Lord, while for all mankind we pray,
Of every clime and coast,
O hear us for our native land,
The land we love the most.

O guard our shores from every foe:
With peace our borders bless;
With prosperous times our cities crown,
Our fields with plenteousness.

Unite us in the sacred love
Of knowledge, truth, and thee:
And let our hills and valleys shout
The songs of liberty.

Lord of the nations, thus to thee
Our country we commend;
Be thou her Refuge and her Trust,
Her everlasting Friend. Amen.

UNVEILING
by
Mrs. E. PENNOCK.

In Devout thankfulness to Almighty God, we unveil this
Memorial to His praise and honour and to the immortal memory of
those our gallant defenders who gave their fives for their country and
whose names are here recorded.

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PRAYERS.

Rev. E.M. TURNER, M.A., B.Litt.

Almighty Father, Lord of heaven and earth; vouchsafe we
beseech Thee to accept this offering at our hands in remembrance
of our brothers departed, and to consecrate this our gift to Thy
glory and ourselves 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 we bless and dedicate this Memorial 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.

Remember, O Lord, what Thou hast wrought in us and not
what we deserve; and as Thou hast called us to Thy service,
make us worthy of our calling ; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE PLACING OF THE LEGION'S WREATH.

THE PLACING OF THE PARISH WREATH

THE LAST POST.

Then shall be said:
The Legion of the Living salutes the “Legion of the Dead.”
Response -- by all present
“We will not break faith with ye.”

THE REVEILLE.

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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 fast,
And our eternal home. Amen.

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

God save our gracious King,
Long live our noble King,
God save the King !
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us
God save the King !

BLESSING.

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Printers
Sheffield.

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie © 2000

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