NEW ZEALAND ROLLS OF HONOUR AND WAR MEMORIALS
AMP SOCIETY [Australian Mutual Provident Society], WELLINGTON
EVENING POST, VOLUME XCIX, ISSUE 53, 3 MARCH 1920
TRIBUTE TO THE BRAVE
ROLL OF HONOUR UNVEILED A.M.P. SOCIETY'S RECORD. Members of the staff of the A.M.P. Society, Wellington branch and head office, gathered inside the main entrance of the building to-day to witness the unveiling of the society's New Zealand Roll of Honour. Among those present were Messrs. A. de B. Brandon (chairman), Harold Beauchamp (deputy-chairman), E. W. Lowe, and A. F. Roberts, of the board of directors, Mr. A. Amies, manager for New Zealand, and Dr. Anson, principal medical officer.
In performing the ceremony, Mr. Brandon said: "The close of the war has brought with it problems and complications, both in business and in social affairs; to an extent probably unequalled in history. Those problems and complications are so interwoven with our life to-day that they tend to usurp our thoughts, but they have not succeeded in displacing from our minds the deep impression made by the vast importance to us of the issues which were at stake during the war. Defeat meant disaster to the morals and liberties of the human race. They whom force of circumstances unfitted for active service owe a great debt of gratitude to those brave men who went abroad to fight for the freedom of their home and for the safety of their people. We are all under great obligation to the parents of those who gave their lives in the struggle. The deeds of the leaders will he recorded in history: those of their brave followers will be remembered in the traditiona of the family>
"The staff of the A.M.P. Society responded nobly to the call of duty, and it is fitting that there should be kept in the head office a general roll and at each branch a domestic roll of those who served, and of those who served and gave their lives. We have prepared such a roll for this branch, and have affixed it to the wall of this office, whence it will day by day keep green in the minds of successive generations the memory of those who fought, and of those who fought, and died to gain the great victory for liberty — a victory for which the members of the A.M.P. Society are, and ever must be grateful, because without that victory, the A.M.P. Society, could, not have continued its proud boast of being "amicus certus in re incerta". It is my duty to unveil that roll, and in so doing, I express the hope that not until at least that brass shall have perished will the fruits of the great victory be lost to the British race.
The Roll of Honour, attractively designed by Mr. William Macbeth, a member of the staff, and executed by Mr. G. H. Meyer, contains the following names: Of a total of about sixty male members of the staff - many of whom were either too young or too old to enlist - twenty-eight went on active service.
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It is not known where this Roll of Honour is now located.
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