Friday, November 07, 2014

How they saw their son

Died of wounds in France aged 24 in 1918.

The text from Scripture on the Order of Service says "Called and chosen and faithful".  It is a quotation from the Book of Revelation and the full quote is "They shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful". It is an indication of the apocalyptic terms in which many people saw the terrible conflict - the Germans are identified with the forces of evil and the British are the chosen of the Lamb of God.

Presumably the order of service is from a memorial service arranged by his parents, and they selected the text.

This is how they saw their son.

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