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We will remember them.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; … a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
This collection of material is very much a work in progress, and as more material appears, it will be added to the site. It stems from a national project, set up by the Imperial War Museum to honour the Centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 by recording and researching all the War Memorials in the country.
The plan for this project is that the results will be published in a file or booklet available in the churches where the memorials are located and in the public libraries, and also online so that it can be accessed worldwide. I hope it may also be published in suitable form to be used in schools so that our young people are aware of the sacrifices made by previous generations on their behalf.
I really do feel that it is important that we remember these people, not just as names on a brass plate, but as real people with homes, families, jobs and aspirations. As the years go on there is a real risk that we will forget everything but the names.
For a full list of names of those who are commemorated in Malton, Old Malton and Norton click here.
It is nearly five years since I started on this and it is nowhere near finished. If you have corrections or additions, please feel free to let me know.
We giving all gained all.
Neither lament us nor praise.
Only in all things recall,
It is Fear, not Death that slays.