Their Name Liveth For Evermore.
Variations and History:
Rudyard Kipling, the british writer and poet, chose this epitaph for a memorial honoring soldiers killed in World War I.
Kipling’s choice is taken from the 44th chapter of the Apocryphal book Ecclesiasticus.
Their seed shall remain for ever, and their glory shall not be blotted out. Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.
Kipling's own son , John Kipling, had been killed in the war, a fact which gives more meaning to the epitaph, and which partly lead to his decision to join Sir Fabian Ware's Imperial War Graves Commission - now the Commonwealth War Graves Commission - the group responsible for the memorial.