Ecclesiaticus 44:1-15 – Great War Memorial – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
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N 54° 58.463 W 001° 36.913
30U E 588636 N 6092818
Quick Description: ‘Their Name Liveth For Evermore’ located on the base of a combined World War I and World War II war memorial in Old Eldon Square.
Location: North East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/23/2013 10:18:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMGY73
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 it is not found it in some Bibles.

The memorial takes the form of a bronze statue of Saint George on a rearing horse slaying the dragon on top of a tall stone pedestal. St. George here is an allegorical representation of victory and is the patron saint of both England and the Northumberland Fusiliers, a local army regiment.

The memorial is dedicated to the men of the district of Newcastle and at the bottom of the rear face of the pedestal has a dedication to them and the quote from Ecclesiasticus.
A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION
TO THE MEN OF
NEWCASTLE AND DISTRICT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
The details of the statue were taken from the United Kingdom Inventory of War Memorials and in 1965 the memorial became an English Heritage Grade II listed building.
Address:
Old Eldon Square Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear United Kingdom


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