Burwash War Memorial

Burwash War Memorial

Remembering the lives of people commemorated on the WW1 memorial in Burwash, East Sussex, and/or on the Roll of Honour inside the church there. Those commemorated by this memorial included John Kipling, the son of the poet Rudyard Kipling, who was posted as missing in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Loos, and not confirmed killed until three years later. In 1917 Rudyard Kipling was appointed a member of the Imperial War Graves Commission. He approved all, and composed many, of the epitaphs used by the Commission on its memorials, and wrote pamphlets explaining the policy of the Commission and helped to defend its work in Parliamentary debates. Responsible for the language used for memorial inscriptions, he is attributed with the use of the phrases "Their Name Liveth for Evermore" on numerous memorials (including the Burwash one), and "A Soldier of the Great War known unto God" on CWGC gravestones. The Burwash memorial is very unusual because of the lantern on top which is lit on the anniversary of the deaths of every man commemorated.

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    Died 1917

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    Born 1900

    Died 1918

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    Born 1888

    Died 1916

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    Born 1884

    Died 1915

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    Born 1887

    Died 1915

    British Army G/1103 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

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    Born 1877

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    Royal Navy 8842 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry Chatham Division

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    Born 1886

    Died 1917

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    Born 1888

    Died 1918

    British Army G/21713 Private Royal Sussex Regiment 9th Battalion

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    Born 1881

    Died 1916

    British Army G/4146 Corporal Royal Sussex Regiment

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    Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army GS/7419 Private Royal West Kent Regiment

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    Born 1898

    Died 1916

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    British Army Lance Corporal The King's Shropshire Light Infantry 5th Battalion

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    Born 1894

    Died 1916

    British Army 1555 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

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    Born 1888

    Died 1917

    British Army G/34572 Private Middlesex Regiment 12th Battalion

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    Born 1892

    Died 1916

    British Army Sergeant Royal Sussex Regiment

    British Army 5/2348 Lance Corporal Royal Sussex Regiment

    British Army 5/2348 Corporal Royal Sussex Regiment 5th Battalion

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    Born 1895

    Died 1919

    British Army SD/3614 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

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    Born 1895

    Died 1921

    British Army T4/059206 Driver Army Service Corps

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    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    British Army 79009 Private Northumberland Fusiliers

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    Died 1914

    British Army 6474 Private Northamptonshire Regiment