South London Press
11 May 1922
(Lines written in the garden of the Memorial Clock Tower unveiled last week)
Let all who seek this garden fair
A thought for Stockwell’s heroes spare,
The gallant lads who trod the road
Of sacrifice and bore the load
Of suffering for you and me
And generations yet to be!
Let all who gaze upon this tow’r
Whose timepiece marks the passing hour,
Reflect upon those fellows brave
Who found ‘neath battlefield their grave;
No need have they for hourly chimes,
Since they have travelled beyond Time.
Let Stockwell people, one and all,
Their fellow citizens recall,
Who, hand in hand with duty trod,
And through death’s gate have passed to God;
They laid their lives for others down,
And theirs in love’s eternal crown!
Let all who come for resting where
This clock is set in garden fair,
In fond remembrance turn to those
Who battled ‘gainst their country’s foes;
Beneath the Flag of Christ they stood,
Heroic types of young manhood!
© South London Press