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Cecil E. A. Rawle

 
 
Cecil E. A. Rawle Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 14, 2016
1. Cecil E. A. Rawle Marker
Inscription.
Dominica
Cecil E. A. Rawle
1891-1938
Faithfully he strove for
progress in Dominica and
for
West Indian Unity

 
Erected 2007 by F. Zamore.
 
Location. 15° 18.344′ N, 61° 23.104′ W. Marker is in Roseau, St George. Marker is on Federation Drive just from Charles Avenue. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glory to the French from Dominica (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Neg Mawon Emancipation Monument (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Carnegie Library of Roseau (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Edward Oliver Le Blanc (approx. 6.9 kilometers away in St Paul).
 
Regarding Cecil E. A. Rawle. From Wikipedia: Rawle was born in Roseau, Dominica, where his Trinidadian parents, William Alexander Romilly Rawle and Elizabeth Sophia Garrett, had moved. His father was head of the local branch of the West India and Panama Telegraph Company, the precursor of Cable and Wireless. He attended Codrington College in Barbados and then moved to London, where he went on to graduate as a barrister at the Inner Temple in 1913. He practiced
Cecil E. A. Rawle Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 14, 2016
2. Cecil E. A. Rawle Marker
The Princess Margaret Hospital can be seen in the background.
law in Grenada and Trinidad, before he returned to Dominica and went on to found the Dominica Representative Government Association. In 1925 a new constitution was granted and Rawle represented Roseau in the first elected legislature. In addition to practicing law, Rawle owned the Dominica Tribune Newspaper, which in 1924 he incorporated with the Dominica Guardian. In 1932 he chaired the Dominica Conference, which became known as the West Indies Conference, at which there were representatives from Trinidad, Barbados, Dominica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Antigua, St. Kitts and Grenada. The first regional meeting to be initiated by Caribbean leaders to discuss the future of the region, it led the way for the West Indies Federation.

In 1937, Rawle was appointed Attorney General of the Leeward Islands and moved to Antigua, where he died suddenly the following year, at the age of 47.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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