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Historical Notes St Vincent and the Grenadines

Unveiling of the War Memorial ( 11 November 1925)

“There will be an enclosure around the War Memorial into which the members of the Executive and Legislative Councils, Members of the Kingstown Board, the War Memorial Committee and Heads of Government Departments are invited together with their ladies.{{more}}

Ex-Service men are also specially invited to be present wearing their medals. There will be a limited amount of space for nearest relatives of the fallen, who are invited to apply for tickets to Police Headquarters. Applications should be made early to avoid disappointment. (A.V.Spence, Acting Chief Clerk, Government Office, November 3, 1925)


Ex-Service men desirous of being admitted to the enclosure at the unveiling of the War Memorial are requested to report to the Sub-Inspector of Police opposite to the Court House not later than 11.50 a.m.

Those who wish to attend Church Parade with the Defence Force should report at Police Headquarters at 10 a.m. (H. Grist Major, Officer Commanding Local Forces, 3 November 1925)


Minutes of meeting of the Kingstown Board for Tuesday, 24 November 1925

Chairman Honourable Walter Grant

“The Chairman said that at last meeting he was unable to inform the Board that the War Memorial erected in the Market Place by Government was unveiled by His Honour the Legislative Council and Town Board, and a full gathering of members of the community. In an appropriate address the Administrator handed over to the Town Board this suitable token to the memory of St.Vincent’s sons who fell in the Great War. As Chairman of the Board he had accepted the responsibility of keeping this monument in a manner worthy of it, and hoped in due time the temporary protection would be replaced by a suitable iron rail.

He desired to bring before the Board another subject and that was the necessity and desirability of the Government increasing its contribution to the Town Fund for advantages accruing and proposed writing the Administrator on the subject.” (Walter Grant- Chairman- confirmed 15 December 1925)