Holyhead Memorial To Fallen War Heroes

by Alix Warren
(Bull Bay, Amlwch)

Holyhead War Memorial

Holyhead War Memorial

Holyhead's war memorial is a fine monument placed at the bottom of the High Street.

You cannot fail to see the tower as you drive into the centre of town. Over looking the harbour it bears the names of many men and boys who died for liberty and justice.

Names that illustrate the diversity of the Holyhead population., - Fox Russell, Mackay, Manning and Flaherty mingle with Hughes, Phillips, Jones, Williams and Roberts.

Most striking is Brig. Gen. Gerald E. Holland C.B: M.G: C.I.E:D.S.O. Ordre De Leopold : Order of St. Maurice & St. Lazarus : Croix de Guerre.


I am pleased to say that Holyhead
once thought the most depressed
has done its best
to smarten up the place,
and put a smile upon the face
of those who live and visit there.
Even Cilla Black
once came and marched
round the town, and, to cheer the people up
she came and marched right back again,

A lick of paint
to please the saints
was deemed to be the answer.
said the council
and they were
duly placed along the road,
and we were told
a shopping mall
would thrill the cruise ship tourists,
who in numbers great
would generate
a healthy spending spree.

An art centre rose from holy rubble.
And to entertain the rabble ,
tragic players strode about the stage,
forgot their lines and
caused the audience to giggle.
So every age was catered for
in poetry and paint.
Let's raise our glasses and give a cheer.
Oh happy day, oh Holyhead.

But faint voices from the past
came drifting from the dead,
to remind the busy council
of their heroic deeds.
So weeds were pulled,
names polished up,
and due ceremony observed.
And one more mother's son
was added to the list,
as guns were heard
across the chilly seas.

We'll never get the gist
of the messages of peace.

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Jan 08, 2009
never forget
by: Anonymous

let's hope the young people of Holyhead remember the sacrifice made by these good soldiers, sailors and airmen for their future.

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