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

Creations Information

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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Alice Meynell

Alice Meynell

Poet and journalist.  Alice Thompson was born in Barnes.  Her paternal grandmother was an unmarried Creole.  Educated with her sister entirely by their father as they lived a peripatetic life mainl...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Poetry, Italy

1 memorial
Hilda Doolittle

Hilda Doolittle

Poet and writer. Born Pennsylvania, moved to London in 1911 as an Imagist poet.  Her work was often infused with Greek mythology and she had a particular interest in the poetry of Sappho.  Spent mu...

Person, Literature, Poetry, Switzerland, USA

1 memorial
Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold

Poet, writer and school inspector.  Born at Laleham-on-Thames, Middlesex, son of Thomas Arnold. He won the Newdigate prize in 1843 with a poem on Cromwell. Appointed a lay inspector of schools in 1...

Person, Education, Poetry, France, Germany, Netherlands

2 memorials
Hugo Manning

Hugo Manning

Poet.  Born as Lazarus Perkoff at "123 Oxford Street in Mile End Road"  according to UCL Archives.  His parents were Polish Jews so we believe the Mile End bit.  Spent 1938 - 43 in Argentina.  On h...

Person, Poetry, Africa, Argentina, South America

1 memorial
Rossiter W. Raymond

Rossiter W. Raymond

Born Rossiter Worthington Raymond, an American mining engineer, legal scholar and author, amongst other skills. Best known for the last few lines of his poem 'Death is only a horizon'. However the ...

Person, Poetry

1 memorial