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Ecclesiaticus 44:1-15 – Ccombined World War I and II Memorial – Littleborough, UK
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N 53° 38.611 W 002° 05.710
30U E 559816 N 5944240
Quick Description: ‘Their Name Liveth For Evermore’ located on the base of a combined World War I and World War II memorial in Littleborough.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/13/2012 4:12:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMDZDC
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 in the form of York Stone Obelisk dedicated to the men of Littleborough who gave their lives for their country. It was originally erected after the First World War, but at a later date was updated to mention the second world war. The memorial is listed in the United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials under reference 13174. http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.13174/fromUkniwmSearch/1

The text for the quote is THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE and is at the bottom of a granite plaque on the face of the obelisk. The full text of the plaque is.

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD AND
IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE
MEN OF LITTLEBOROUGH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE WORLD WARS
1914 - 1919 AND 1939 - 1945
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE


Address:
Corner of Church Street and Railway Street Littleborough Greater Manchester United Kingdom


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