“They went out and returned not”
Remembering those who went out and returned not
The village of Distington, Cumbria is situated close to the main road between Workington and Whitehaven. Like many villages it has a village war memorial, first erected after the Great War. After the Second World War, the names of the Fallen from the village who had lost their lives (1939 – 1945) were added to the memorial. Among the 21 WW2 names listed on the monument is that of Guardsman Stephen Scott M.M, who died in Italy 12 July 1944. It was due to an enquiry about Guardsman Scott MM that I photographed the monument.
On one side of the memorial, at the base of the column, is the following citation:
“Salute the Glorious Dead who went out and returned not”.
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