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J. de W. Kenyon

JW Kenyon went off to war.
Next year he would have been Head of the School.
I don’t understand, he was not a fool,
Why he had to die. What was it all for?
A rugby player and cricketer too,
A scholar, a great man he might have been,
But he died in the war, only eighteen.
He must have done what he felt he must do.

No more he’ll play the ball, oval or round;
No more sixes hit on the chapel ground.
He died in the Liverpool Regiment
In France, like so many young men who went
To fight for their country and their blood shed.
Giggleswick School still remembers her dead.

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