Person    | Male  Born 10/8/1869  Died 10/3/1943

Laurence Binyon

Categories: Poetry

Poet.  Born Lancaster.  Worked at the British Museum and become expert in Chinese and Japanese art. Wrote 'For the Fallen' in 1914. Red Cross volunteer at the Western Front in WW1.  Died in a nursing home, Reading.

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.

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Laurence Binyon

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Bermondsey war memorial

Quotations come from John Maxwell Edmonds and Laurence Binyon.

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Bethnal Green Library war memorial

On our first visit there was no plaque, but the 'ghost' marks on the plinth s...

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British Museum War Memorial

Designed and carved by Eric Gill.

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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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Festing Road residents killed in WW1

The first quotation is adapted from 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon The s...

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