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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  • Profile picture for William Watson

    Born 1883

    Died 1914

    British Army 5517 Serjeant The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

    British Army 5517 Drummer Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

    British Army 5517 Lance Corporal Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Frank Pennells

    Born 1885

    Died 1917

    British Army 28750 Private Royal Berkshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Bertram James Hook

    Born 1889

    Died 1918

    British Army SD/2926 Private Royal Sussex Regiment

    British Army SD/2926 Private Royal Sussex Regiment 16th Battalion formerly 6th Sussex Yeomanry