Swansea Jack Memorial
Granite base with blocks to ends supporting further granite slab with inscription. Bronze relief head of Swansea Jack and medal to left of monument.
'Swansea Jack' was a retriever reputed to have saved 27 human and 2 canine lives from drowning in the 1930's. He was said to patrol the docks and beaches looking out for people in trouble. He gained numerous awards including 'a dog's V.C. for bravery'.
Incised in stone on front of memorial: ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF / SWANSEA JACK / 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 / NE ER HAD MANKIND MORE FAITHFUL FRIEND THAN THOU / WHO OFT THY LIFE DIDST LEND TO SAVE SOME HUMAN / SOULD FROM DEATH / OWNER & TRAINER WM. THOMAS
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