Tribute To Gwalchmai War Heroes
by Alix Warren
(Bull Bay, Amlwch)
Gwalchmai War Memorial
Drive slowly through the village of Gwalchmai and on your right the mighty stone built clock tower stands.
Four clock faces all keeping time.
A long litany of twenty-nine names of the brave of Gwalchmai, their ages and the year in which they fell, in and through the Great War, grace one side of this monument.
On the other, nine brave men of Gwalchmai who died for freedom in the 1939-45 war.
Behind the fence
A mighty clock tower
Such elevated glory
To mark the awful tale
Of the tragic waste of life.
Had you stayed at home
And farmed your fields
It would have been another story.
Under the seasons' revolution
Round the sun you would have ploughed on
And died a quiet death