Category Archives: Inscriptions

A Call To Arms

Unlike the rest of the country, Lord Kitchener, the Secretary of State for War, did not believe that it would all be over by Christmas. In fact he believed that it would be all be over for Britain in a way it hadn’t bargained for if something wasn’t done fast to expand the size of […]

The King’s Message, 9 August 1914

In a personal message to the Expeditionary Force as it embarked for France, King George V assured his soldiers that their welfare would never be absent from his thoughts and expressed his confidence in knowing that their duty would be ‘nobly done’. The words struck a cord and were not only used on headstone inscriptions […]

Lord Kitchener’s Advice to British Troops

On 9 August 1914, as the first troops of the Expeditionary Force embarked for France, the Secretary of State for War, Lord Kitchener, sent the following message to the army. In much the same way that the US army issued Instructions to American Servicemen in Britain 1942, he believed it would encourage good relations with […]