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Ecclesiasticus 44:1-15 – Combined World War I and II memorial – Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 47.489 W 001° 45.381
30U E 581925 N 5961039
Quick Description: ‘Their Name Liveth For Evermore’ located on the base of a combined World War I and World War II memorial in the centre of Bradford.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/29/2011 1:02:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMBX1G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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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 some Bibles.

The memorial is dedicated to the men and women of the City of Bradford who served their king and empire. It was originally erected after the First World War, but at a later date a plaque was updated to mention the second world war.

The text for the quote is THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE and is on the stone base that supports the cenotaph.

The bronze plaque above this that reads.
TO THE IMMORTAL HONOUR OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE
CITY OF BRADFORD
WHO SERVED THEIR KING AND EMPIRE
1914-1918 1939-1945
AND IN OTHER CONFLICT
IN PROUD AND
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE

Address:
Victoria Square Morley Street Bradford West Yorkshire United Kingdom BD1


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