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Remembrance Day event at the Club

Armistice Commemoration

At 11am on Remembrance Sunday 2018, the club paid a poignant tribute to its members who were killed in the First World War.

Our two predecessor clubs, which rowed the same stretch of river – the Taff and the Cardiff Rowing Clubs – lost 18 members during the course of that war.

We joined rowing clubs the length and breadth of the country to commemorate them by holding a club blade for each member lost during the Great War.

Their names are commemorated on the memorial boards in our clubhouse and are listed below.

During the short ceremony, we read out their names and Megan Leitch read ‘In Flanders Fields’ by the Canadian poet, John McCrae.

We then observed the two minutes silence.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them”

From ‘For the Fallen’, Laurence Binyon

Our War Dead

TAFF CLUB

R. A. Mitchell, Club Captain, 1908-13

E. Gallon, Club Captain, 1905

N. Holden, Club Secretary, 1908-10

A. E. Osborne, Club Secretary, 1911

F. Gummer

CARDIFF CLUB

Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart, MP, Lieutenant-Colonel, Welsh Regt (Club President 1908-14)

Joseph Armstrong, Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery

E. F. Bracher, Major, Welsh Regt

J. H. C. Evans, Private, Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps

W. St Martin Gibbon, Captain, Welsh Regt

S. C. Hopkins, Private, Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps

E. V. Jenkins, Corporal, Honourable Artillery Company

W. M. Jotcham, Second Lieutenant, Worcestershire Regt

George E Long, Private, Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps

W. D. Morgan, Second Lieut, Royal Engineers

S. E. Richards, Second Lieutenant, Monmouthshire Regt

W G Walsh, Private, London Scottish

Alex F Whitley, Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery