Ici repose

We shall grow old, and tainted with the rotten
Effluvia of the peace we fought to win,
The bright deeds of our youth will be forgotten,
Effaced by later failure, sloth, or sin;
But you have conquered Time, and sleep forever,
Like gods, with a white halo on your brows —
Your souls our lode-stars, your death crowned endeavour
The spur that holds the nations to their vows.

Source: http://pw20c.mcmaster.ca/case-study/mcmaster-university-s-own-soldier-poet-bernard-trotter

Bernard Freeman Trotter

Bernard Freeman Trotter(1890 – 1917), a graduate of McMaster University who was just beginning advanced studies at the University of Toronto when he served and died in the Great war. Read more…

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