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Verdun oak bench

Kew Gardens war memorial Verdun oak bench

Erection date: 2003

Inscription

{On the side nearest the water, carved into the front of the seat:}
This bench was made using timber from the Verdun oak (1919 - 2003). This tree grew from an acorn collected from the Verdun battlefield in 1917.

{On the side nearest the pavilion, carved into the front of the seat:}
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Laurence Binyon 1914.

Site: Kew Gardens war memorial (2 memorials)

TW9, Kew Gardens, Temple of Arethusa

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Verdun oak bench

Subjects commemorated Information

World War 1

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Verdun oak bench

Created by Information

Laurence Binyon

Poet.  Born Lancaster.  Worked at the British Museum and become expert in Chi...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Verdun oak bench

Also at this site Information

Kew Gardens war memorial

‘Floreat Kew’, meaning ‘May Kew Flourish’ is the motto of the Kew Guild. 

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