The War Memorial

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, unveiled the Windsor War Memorial on Sunday Morning in the presence of a large number of people. It takes the form of a cross which had been erected in a recess in the Parish Churchyard, and below the cross is a panel containing an inscription and upon panels in the side walls are recorded the names of the Windsor men who died in the War, numbering 190.

Previous to the unveiling, a service was held in the Parish Church, and it was attended by the Mayor and Corporation and other public bodies. The Vicar (the Rev. E. M. Blackie) was the preacher.

At the outdoor ceremony the Windsor Company of the Berkshire Territorials formed a guard of honour.

Princess Alice, who was accompanied by the Earl of Athlone, removed the Union Jack which hung over the cross saying, ‘I unveil this cross to the glorious and precious memory of our Windsor men who so nobly laid down their lives in the Great War.’

The trumpeters of the First Life Guards sounded the Last Post and the Reveille, the band playing ‘O Rest in the Lord’

Excerpt from the Slough Observer, November 1920

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