Pargolla funeral Home, Newquay
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Pargolla funeral Home, Newquay

Pargolla funeral Home, Newquay

‘Lest we forget for your tomorrow we gave our today’ is the phrase around the face of this clock on a funeral home in Newquay.

The phrase is from  the inscription on the Kohima British 2nd Division Memorial. However, the  lines pre-date this usage it seems.

Pargolla Funeral Home, Newquay

Pargolla Funeral Home, Newquay

Kohima is on the Indian/ Burmese border.

The words are attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds (1875 -1958), an  English Classicist, who had put them together among a collection of 12 epitaphs for World War One, in 1916.

Below the clock is a poppy so possibly this building had something to do with the Royal British Legion at some point in it’s past.

Further information

Imperial War Museum  – What is the Kohima Epitaph?