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Ecclesiasticus 44:1-15 – World War I and II memorial – Addingham, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 56.621 W 001° 52.819
30U E 573492 N 5977837
Quick Description: ‘Their Name Liveth For Evermore’ located on a World War I memorial on back of a bowling pavilion in Addingham.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/19/2011 4:33:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMB8NV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 3

Long Description:
Rudyard Kipling was a member of the Imperial War Graves Commission formed after WW I. This quotation was originally chosen by him for use on the garden-like British war graves erected along the Western Front. Since then it has been used on many other war memorials.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English poet and novelist, probably most famous as the writer of the Jungle Book which was later turned into the famous Disney cartoon. He was originally born in India to English parents.

Kipling's only son, John, died in 1915 at the Battle of Loos, and it was partly in response to this tragedy that he joined the commission. He came up with a number of phrases used on various types of memorials, but the one most often seen is the one shown here.

“Their Name Liveth For Evermore” comes from Ecclesiasticus 44:1-15 which is a book from the Apocrypha, not normally accepted as Scripture. For this reason you will not find it in most Bibles.

The memorial is actually a combined WW I and WW II memorial, the quote was inscribed on the original WW I slate plaque.

The full text of the plaque reads

THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918
Addingham bowling pavillion Main Street Addingham West Yorkshire United Kingdom LS29

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