Known only unto God.

On November 7th, 1920, in strictest secrecy, four unidentified British bodies were exhumed from temporary battlefield cemeteries at Ypres, Arras, the Asine and the Somme. None of the soldiers who did the digging were told why. The bodies were taken by field ambulance to …

 

 

Beneath this stone rests the body
Of a British warrior

Unknown by name or rank
Brought from France to lie among
The most illustrious of the land
And buried here on Armistice Day
11 Nov: 1920, in the presence of
His Majesty King George V
His Ministers of State
The Chiefs of his forces
And a vast concourse of the nation

Thus are commemorated the many
Multitudes who during the Great
War of 1914 – 1918 gave the most that
Man can give life itself
For God
For King and country
For loved ones home and empire
For the sacred cause of justice and
The freedom of the world

They buried him among the kings because he
Had done good toward God and toward
His house

Pointman

Comments
4 Responses to “Known only unto God.”
  1. Timbotoo says:

    My father was at Dunkirk and in the Burma campaign. In remembrance.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Blackswan says:

    Lest we forget.

    But it seems the Establishment is making a concerted effort to ensure that our younger generations never remember.

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/remembrance-no-our-valiant-years-are-being-erased/

    We should have known better than to trust the State to educate our children for us, thereby abrogating our own responsibility to teach them our social and family histories, who we are, where we came from … and at what cost.

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  3. 2lab2cat says:

    My Grandfather was in the Meusse Argonne;
    and we just buried my father — WWII navy vet (Pacific Theatre)

    TY pointman

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Janie M. says:

    Thank you, Pointy for this very touching post.

    Like

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