They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
For the Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869 – 1943)
In Memory of Private Ernest Whitman, November 14, 1916
Unit: Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)
Division: 13th Bn.
Cemetery: Port Dufferin (St. James Parish) Cemetery
Grave Reference: 20 feet East of gate
Son of George and Lucinda Whitman, of Port Dufferin, NS
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