16 April 1915

Having regard to the example which has been set us by His Majesty the King, the Army, and the whole nation generally, restricting the consumption of alcoholic drinks during the period of the War, every man in the Battalion is expected to use the utmost restraint to guard against over-indulgence.

What is the finest death to die,
And the fairest end to make?
To fall as your country’s foemen fly,
And to die for Freedom’s sake!
To die with the young, the strong, the brave,
A flush on your eager soul,
Your body borne to a hero’s grave,
And your name on Honor’s Roll!

Lead us into battle, shining overhead,
Youngest of the angels, bravest of the dead!
Lead us in your beauty, lead us in your youth,
Lead the ranks of Freedom, lead the hosts of Truth;
Go, before our armies, burn above our strife.
Stars in England’s Heaven, heirs of endless life!

Mother, why do you weep so long?
O father, why do you sigh?
Louder in Heav’n is the angels’ song
As the hero souls go by!
Up, brothers, up! and strike again
Till you break the tyrant’s rod —
The hero lives in the hearts of men.
And his soul is glad with God!

Lead us into battle, shining overhead,
Youngest of the angels, bravest of the dead!
Lead us in your beauty, lead us in your youth,
Lead the ranks of Freedom, lead the hosts of Truth;
Go before our armies, burn above our strife,
Stars in England’s Heaven, heirs of endless life!

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