Ecclesiaticus 44:1-15 – Cross of Sacrifice in Undercliffe Cemetery – Bradford, UK
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Quick Description: ‘Their Name Liveth For Evermore’ located on the base of a combined World War I and World War II Cross of Sacrifice memorial in Undercliffe Cemetery.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/26/2013 5:00:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMGP50
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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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 Commonwealth War Graves Commission website has the following details. “This Military hospitals were opened in Bradford in both wars and many of the 91 First World War burials in Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery were from the 1,200 bed Bradford War Hospital. The cemetery also contains 43 Second World War burials. The graves are scattered throughout the cemetery but it was not possible to mark a small number of them individually; a low memorial kerb behind the Cross of Sacrifice bears the names of the casualties buried in these graves.“
127 Undercliffe Lane Bradford West Yorkshire United Kingdom BD3 0QD

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