Milton High School

Selborne Avenue, Bulawayo

Roll of Honour - WWI, WWII, 1974-1979 and Unveiling of the monument Order of Service Friday 2nd April 1948.


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Inscription on the pane of the School War Memorial carries the words

"Brave in peril, constant in tribulation, and down in the gate of death, loyal and loving, one to another."

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THE UNVEILING OF THE SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL: 1925


The unveiling of the Memorial was performed by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. The following is an excerpt from the School Magazine of 1925.

Then the Prince, speaking with deep feeling, addressed the School. "I am very glad of this opportunity of paying tribute to the memory of those Miltonians who fell in the Great War.

"Here at Milton, since the foundation of the School, a fine tradition has been gradually built up, and your record as regards Rhodes Scholarships, general efficiency and sport is, I know, one of which any school might well be proud. Those whose loss we deplore and whose names are here commemorated have in the spirit of the school motto given you a tradition which will stand you in good stead in the years to come.

"I now unveil this memorial which, bearing the names of those gallant Miltonians who died that we might live, will, I trust, forever enshrine their spirit of devotion and sacrifice in the school they loved so well."

Later the Prince laid a wreath of laurel and Flanders poppies at the base of the memorial and, at his own request, met relatives of those who had fallen.

On Armistice Day 1925 tribute was paid to the fallen at the Milton Memorial Tablet. Among those present were relatives of the fallen and a number of old boys.
 


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