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WELLINGTON COLLEGE
"
Heroes
H
erorum Filii."
HE Memorial consists of a marble column, which is black
surmounted by a white figure of St. George slaying the
Dragon; the column is mounted on a white base and has a
moulded plinth. In front of the column stands an unfurled
Union Jack painted in its proper colours, in transparent
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paint, allowing the marble to show through like silk.
The walls of the apse in the chapel are covered with dove-coloured
marble, panelled with white. The floor is of black and white marble and
around the white cornice is the following:
"Their Name Liveth for
Evermore."
The inscription below this is:
"To honour those Boys,
Masters and Servants of this College who served and di ed for England
in the Great War."
On the black slab beneath the flag are the following
words:
"Heroes
H
erorum Filii,"
and on the base between the green
marble wreaths is
"Amen." "MCMXIJI-MCMXIX."
The design was by Sir Edwin Lutyens, R.A. An illuminated manu–
script book contains the names of the Seven Hundred and Seventeen
men who fell; this book is placed immediately behind the Memorial
column on a lectern.
Major-General Sir John Capper, K.C.B., undertook the panelling
and decoration of the Old Hall in memory of his son.
A large sum was set aside for the formation of Scholarships, and
the balance founded a War Exhibition Fund.
The magnificent Memorial was opened by His Royal Highness the
Duke of Connaught, K.G., on October 24th, 1922.
The Service was in two parts:
(I)
The Memorial Service and
(2)
The Service of Dedication.
The Memorial Service began with the "Dead March in Saul," by
Handel, and then followed the hymn, "0 Valiant Hearts." Psalm
XXVII was sung, followed by the lesson from St. John v, 24, read by
Mr. Vaughan, a former Headmaster of the College. Then followed
prayers, and the "Last Post" and
«
Reveille" were sounded, and thus
ended the Memorial Service.
The Dedication Service began with the hymn,
«
For all the Saints,"
followed by the lesson from Wisdom iii, 1-6, read by Mr. Malim, the
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