In a foreign field he lay
Lonely soldier, unknown grave
On his dying words he prays
Tell the world of Paschendale
Relive all that he's been through
Last communion of his soul
Rust your bullets with his tears
Let me tell you 'bout his years
Songwriters: Adrian Frederick Smith / Stephen Percy Harris
Paschendale lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
This is a song by Iron Maiden, and one I've always liked.
I'm working on a project at school currently, which is using ESRI's Survey123 to collect stories from the Great War, to collect together links between Old Eleans, parents and teachers with the Great War. I've already shared my own family's connection with the conflict at Paschendale, and we now have over 30 entries onto the map.
Here's a story about George Cope, for example.