They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old;
And age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
4th Aug 1914 At the age of 45 years, Laurence Binyon was too old to enlist
23rd Aug/9th Sept ‘14 Battle of Mons and retreat to the Marne by the BEF.
Mid Sept 1914 Binyon wrote the poem “For the Fallen”
21st Sept 1914 Poem was published in “The Times” newspaper
- Binyon went to the Western Front as a Red Cross medical orderly.
The Royal British Legion has adopted “The Exhortation for the Fallen” for all their Remembrance Parades.
PHOTOGRAPH OF BINYON