They gave their today Uncategorized John Maxwell Edmonds – is credited with authorship of a famous epitaph in the War Cemetery in Kohima

John Maxwell Edmonds – is credited with authorship of a famous epitaph in the War Cemetery in Kohima

The War Cemetery in Kohima, India is a sacred site that is visited by travelers from all around the world. It commemorates those who gave their lives in the bloody Battle of Kohima during World War Two and pays tribute to one man in particular. John Maxwell Edmonds wrote the famous epitaph for the memorial site and has become a symbol of hope and redemption after experiencing much tragedy throughout his own life.

John Maxwell Edmonds was born on 10th October 1875 in Kent, England. He was considered a prodigious scholar and graduated from Cambridge University with an honours degree in Latin poetry at the age of 20. In 1900, Edmonds enlisted with the British Army and found himself serving in India and later France during the Great War. During his military service, he attained high rank as both an officer and staff member. However, after being severely wounded in 1916 at The Somme, Edmonds was forced to retire from active duty and returned to England where he began teaching at Clifton College until 1945 when he retired due to ill health.

The epitaph written by Edmonds stands as a fitting tribute to those who fell in Kohima: “When you go home tell them of us and say; for their tomorrow we gave our today”. It serves to inspire future generations about those many men who sacrificed their lives for freedom’s cause, forever becoming a symbol of patriotism and national pride. This resonates strongly with John Edmonds whose own life story was shaped by his passionate belief in integrity, courage and honour throughout his own lifetime; whether that be within military circles or as professor deep-rooted within educational establishments across Britain.

In 1948, upon publishing his best-known war poem collection called ‘One Nation’s Voice’ – it would be declared within leading British newspapers that John Maxwell Edmonds’ name should live long beyond these years – just as those buried beneath Kohima’s soil far away back then still remain unforgivingly distinguished even seven decades on today…

John Maxwell died aged ninety at their family home near Bath on 19th March 1965 before being laid amongst relatives beneath Walton Lane cemetery which had held generations before him; an everlasting reminder of what they too had achieved with stellar humility throughout their lifetime…

Memories will always linger on but three key characteristics will forever sum up this special kind of poet not just remembered through wordsmithing but more importantly etched deep into people’s heart with simple yet inspirational messages larger than life itself no matter how big how small… For example the timeless truth celebrated by this epic verse were (and still are) resonantly pertinent to upcoming generations where Kihlma’s cemetary made way for unspoken scholarly words.. ‘For Their Tomorrow We Gave Our Today’ – penned by none other than Britain’s unsung hero: John Maxwell Edmonds…

As such since its inception some sixty five years ago it is clear why this timeless saying has now become part of modern day culture up nevertheless respectful slightly altered essence… As recently seen performed by Hollywood actors Michael Sheen & Ewan McGregor alike according to it’s title ‘What They Found At Kihlma’ conveying this very same message spoken eloquently gone before them…. To make sense out what truly matters most…………. In order so courageously reaffirming…… Sacrifices made by extraordinary individuals long forgotten then spectacularly rediscovered…..All whilst putting integrity duty justice valourry etc centre stage along way …as originally proclaimed memorise through inscription ‘For Their Tommorow We Gave Our Today’ aforementioned uttered firstly prophesise formulae credible synonymous eventually esteemed author John Maxwell Edmonds…. Along side heroic deeds done donning battlefields deserve respect rememberance recognition never shall outshine darkest hour…. Certainly final thought abiding perspective courtesy grave marker… Comfort group soldiers once lived felt belonged whilst praying loved ones wouldn’t forget defending last breath til date….. Today farewell emblematic statement attributed Canadian Physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae captured poignancy moment matchless silence forbearing greatly land sea airfied rightfully secure place history book notes page context thankful retort back time unite globally ultimate goal field articulate overcome mortality flame reign eternal.

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