St Samlet Centenary Stone of Remembrance

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St Samlet's Church

Church Road





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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Marble slab stood vertically on a to step base. The top left corner is cut out to form a celtic wheel cross. The inscription is in white capital lettering. Before the stone is set a stone tablet horizontal to the ground inscribed with the poem "If you forget" in black lettering.
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Stone: THIS STONE/ WAS ERECTED ON/ THE/ ONE HUNDREDTH/ ANNIVERSARY/ OF THE/ FIRST WORLD WAR/ IN GRATITUDE/ FOR THE SACRIFICES/ MADE FOR OUR FREEDOM/ IN THAT WAR/ AND IN ALL/ SUBSEQUENT/ CONFLICTS Tablet: If you forget/ Let me forget - let me forget/ I am weary of remembrance,/ and my brow is ever wet,/ with tears of my remembrance,/ with the tears and bloody sweat,/ let me forget/ If you forget - if you forget/ then your children must remember/ and their brows be ever wet,/ with the tears of their remembrance,/ with the tears of bloody sweat/ - if you forget/ Revd G. A. Studdert Kennedy

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