British Military Headstones – Personal Inscriptions No. 2

The second in our sometime series looking at the personal inscriptions inscribed on headstones in British military cemeteries, this post features forty four epitaphs, the majority on the theme of remembrance. 

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6 Responses to British Military Headstones – Personal Inscriptions No. 2

  1. Darren Hodgson says:

    Some very touching words.
    Must of been some devastated families.

  2. Geoffrey Gillon says:

    Interesting, or at least an unusual Personal inscription chosen by family
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/285780/ROBERT%20RIMMER/
    Personal Inscription KILLED IN ACTION AND BURIED AT THE TIME IN HENIN BRITISH CEMETERY WHOSE GRAVE WAS DESTROYED IN LATER BATTLES HIS END WAS PEACE
    I did come across an Australian one which looked odd in that it said something like …………another one gone west

    • Magicfingers says:

      Hello Geoffrey. Thanks ever so for commenting. I must add, notwithstanding what the CWGC database says, that the personal inscription on Robert Rimmer’s headstone is only ‘His End Was Peace’. The rest of the text is the wording to be found on what were referred to as Kipling Memorials (check out Rimmer’s GRRF on the CWGC website and there’s your proof), and there are some examples in one of the other headstone posts I recently published. There will be some quite unusual inscriptions coming up in future posts, including my ‘favourite’, but you will have to wait for that one!

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