Where Youth And Laughter Go

2013-03-13 TrevorKing+
Mural in Disraeli Street to Trevor King, to the left of the old Brian Robinson mural and two gables to the right of the new Brian Robinson mural. Having been shot by the INLA and paralysed from the neck down, King took the decision to remove his own life-support (WP).
The words on the left are from Suicide In The Trenches by WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon:
You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads pass by
Sneak home and pray you’ll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go
The poem refers to a soldier whose naturally cheerful disposition has been overwhelmed by the horrors of war.
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Copyright © 2013 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f11, 1/200, ISO 100, full size 5268 x 3744
text: X01014 lt. col. trevor king y.c.v. for gold and ulster u.v.f. 1912 1st belfast battaltion ‘b’ company; in proud and loving memory of james ulster volunteer force died 9th july 1994 at the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember 14th battalion royal irish rifles somme ypres arras thiepval young citizen volunteers st, quentin grandcourt messines fricourt

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