St Silas Broomhall

 

St Silas Roll of Honour

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From Canon Odoms Memorials of Sheffield, its Cathedral and Parish Churches:

"The War Memorial consists of a large and beautiful oak tablet on the north side of the vestibule. Five panels contain the names of 223 men of the parish who gave their lives in the Great War. It was erected at a cost of £206."

A report in the Sheffield Telegraph of Monday 13th June 1921

An impressive Service was held at St Silas yesterday when a memorial tablet commemorating 223 of the Parish who gave their lives was unveiled by Lt. Col. W. Middleton. R.E.

Very appropriate was the Guard of Honour from the R.E., Buglers from the Hallamshires and the new band of the West Riding Royal Engineers. The latter under Lt. G. Jefferson, gave a fine rendering of Chopins Funeral March and ably accompanied the hymns, the bugles sounding The Last Post and Reveille. Archdeacon Ven. Lisle Carr, in his sermon asked what would be the message of the men died if they could speak. They would say “Don’t forget us, Remember us with gladness not with tears, for when we died, we began to live.”

Those men who managed to stick at home and in some cases to heap up a very comfortable capital would go on living their fat times, but they would never be truly happy or partake of the glory that would be the lot of the men who gave their lives, but found life.

The Vicar Rev. W. Peter Wright said the prayers and the lesson was read by Rev. G.H. McNeal (Sheffield Wesleyan Mission) and Rev. A.G. Jones Vicar of Curbar, former curate at St Silas.

 

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