We haven’t forgotten you ! We haven’t forgotten !
You were the first generation of the world’s greatest century,
And you were doing, and were going to do, fine things . . .
You were a great Young Generation . . .
And then you went out and got murdered –- magnificently—
Went out and got murdered . . . because a parcel of
damned old men
Wanted some fun, or some power, or something.
Something so despicable in comparison to your young lives.
Anyhow, you were glorious . . .
And we will do our best to do what you have done.
Oh, we will fight for your ideals – we, who were too
young to be murdered with you. . . .
And—we haven’t forgotten you ! We haven’t forgotten !
--Brian Howard, published in the Eton Candle, 1922