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WINCHESTER COLLEGE
"Manners makyth man."
HE War Memorial Cloister was opened on May 31st,
1924, by His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught)
who entered the Cloister through the Meads Doorway-–
the
E 'ast
Door.
_The service began with Hymn 95 in the School
Hymn Book,
"Finita jam sunt proclia";
then followed
the Psalm cxxii, the Lesson from Hebrews xi, 13-16, Four Prayers and
the Blessing. The unveiling and dedication sentences were pronounced
by Bishop Talhot, of Winchester. Viscount Grey of Falloden then gave
an address, which was followed by the singing of the National Anthem.
Two minutes' silence was observed, and the" Last Post" was sounded.
The service concluded with the hymn "0 God our Help in ages past."
In the centre of the Cloister, between the grass squares and where
the four paved ways of the Garth meet, is situated an octagonal monolith,
on which are inscribed the words:
"Esto fidelis usque ad mortem et
dabo tibi coronam vitce."
From this base rises a stone shaft crowned
with a Cross, on which is inscribed in Greek:
"Christ is Risen."
On each
side of the Cross is the figure of a sentinel Crusader, one facing east, one
facing west. An inscription of stone letters, set in knapped flints, runs
in a continuous band round the walls of the Cloister, nine feet from
the ground. The words inscribed are:
Thanks be to God for the service
of these Five Hundred Wy kehamists, who were found faithful unto
death amid the manifold chances of the Great War. In the day of battle
,,(hey torgat not God, Who created them to do His will, nor their
Country, the stronghold of freedom, nor their School, the mother of
godliness and discipline. Strong in this threefold faith they went forth
from home and kindred to the battlefields of the world and, treading the
path of duty and sacrifice, laid down their liv es for mankind. Thou,
therefore, for whom they died, seek not thine own, but serve as they
served, and in peace or in war bear thyself ever as Christ's soldier, gentle
in all things, valiant in action, steadfast in adversity."
In the outside North Wall, close to the north-east angle, stands a
Craftsmen's Stone, on which is inscribed the following names:-
Sir Herbert Baker, A.R.A. (the Architect).
Alfred Turner, A.R.A. (Sculptor of Central Cross and Crusaders).
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