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Swansea Jack memorial

Swansea Jack
retriever who saved 27 human and 2 canine lives from drowning
J. Cecil Jones

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Granite slab, standing on two granite blocks. On the slab a bronze relief head of Swansea Jack and medal and inscription.


erected to the memory of
the brave retriever who saved 27 human
and 2 canine lives from drowning
loved and mourned by all dog lovers
died october 2nd 1937 at the age of 7 years
never had mankind more faithful friend than thou
who oft thy life didst lend to save some human
sould from death
owner & trainer wm. thomas

Signed: J. Cecil Jones (?)



From the Western Gazette, 7 October 1938:
Memorial to Dog.
The Mayor of Swansea. Councillor W. D. Rees, on Saturday [1 October 1938] unveiled on Swansea promenade a memorial to "Swansea Jack," a retriever dog owned by Mr. W. Thomas, of Victoria Hotel, Swansea, which during its lifetime saved 23 people from drowning. Permission was given for the dog. which was the holder of the canine "V.C.," to be buried in a corner on Swansea promenade. Mr. C. Jones, a monumental mason in the town, made the memorial.
Designed by Mr Littlejohn, executed by Brown's monumental masons of Heathfield Street, Swansea.

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