“OUR ONLY ONE”
On observing Uiat tho first five mwifs on a. recently-published 801 l of Honor were those of only sons, the father of an only son serving with French’s Expeditionary Force sent, these lines to the ‘Horning Post’ ; Buried in a nameless grave, Laid aside with other bravo. iHis life for King and Eight lie gave, Our only son. A handsome, happy, English boy. His soldier spurs yet hardly won, A father's pride, his mothers joy, Our only son. He answered to the Nation's call, We ifl could spare our one and all. And prayed God would not let him fall— Our only one. But fortune failed him in the strife. Our pride was in a moment gone; We start again, just man and wife— Without a son. Grieve we? Yob, but not repine; We know a man with children nine, And every one in the firing line— Every one. For all should fight, and’ some must die; He takes his chance, does our only son, And parents bow and humbly cry; "Thy will bo done.”
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“OUR ONLY ONE”, Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915
“OUR ONLY ONE” Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915
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