Person    | Male  Born 21/1/1875  Died 18/3/1958

John Maxwell Edmonds

Categories: Poetry

John Maxwell Edmonds

Poet and classical scholar. Born Gloucestershire. Died Cambridge. In 1918-9 he published a few epitaphs for use on graves and memorials. This included:

When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrows these gave their today.

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John Maxwell Edmonds

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Bermondsey war memorial

Quotations come from John Maxwell Edmonds and Laurence Binyon.

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Burma Star Association

Rose bushes are planted in garden area behind this plaque.

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Cyprus Street war memorial

"They shall grow not old..." is by Binyon. "When you go home..." is by Maxwel...

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End of WW2 - 60th Anniversary

'In unity progress' is the motto of Redbidge Council.

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Hindle House - WW2 - first plaque - first appearance

To the memory of those who fell in the 1939 - 1945 world war. On active servi...

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John Masefield

John Masefield

Poet. Born Herefordshire. Orphaned early he was sent to sea, aged 13, to train as an officer and seems to have spent a lot of time reading and writing. Aged 17 he jumped ship in New York where he c...

Person, Poetry, USA

1 memorial
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

Novelist and poet, best known for his novels set in rural 'Wessex' such as Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd. Born Upper Bockhampton, Dorset. Before turning to writing full-t...

Person, Literature, Poetry, Seriously Famous

3 memorials
Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes

Born 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire. Appointed Poet Laureate in 1984.

Person, Poetry

2 memorials
Edward de Vere

Edward de Vere

17th Earl of Oxford. Possibly born at Castle Hedingham, Essex. He wrote poetry  and was a court favourite. Since the 1920s, he has been among the alternative candidates for the authorship of Shakes...

Person, Poetry

1 memorial
Gabriele D'Annunzio

Gabriele D'Annunzio

Born at Abruzzo, Italy. Died Gardone Riviera, Italy.

Person, Poetry, Italy

1 memorial