The Bednall Archive 
Last updated 08/08/2014

1914 - 1918 CENTENARY

WW1 Letters; Images; Bednall Roll Of Honour etc.

If I should die, think only this of me,

That there's some corner of a foreign field, 

That is forever England. There shall be,

In that rich earth, a richer dust concealed;

A dust whom England bore, shaped and made aware,

Gave once her flowers to love, her ways to roam,

A body of England's, breathing English air,

Washed by the rivers, blest by the sons of home,

And think this heart, all evil shed away,

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;

Her sights and sounds, dreams happy as her day;

And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness

In a heart at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke


A.W.Bednall, Macclesfield 2014