Sir Sidney James Mark Low
January 22, 1857 – January 14, 1932During the First World War, Low was a journalist in France and Italy, and edited the wireless service of the Ministry of Information. He was knighted in 1918.
FOR OUR DEAD
For you, the dead, beyond the sea
who gave your lives to hold us free,
By us, who keep your memory,
what can be said?
We cannot sing your praises right
Lost heroes of the endless fight –
whose souls into the lonely night
too soon have fled.
We can but honour, cherish,
bless your sacred names;
no words express
the measure of our Thankfulness,
to you, our dead.
Written by Sir Sidney Low
Published in the London Chronicle in 1918