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My Boy Jack

My Boy Jack


Written in the centenary year of the 1918 Armistice, this is a setting of the poignant words of Rudyard Kipling.


Kipling wrote the poem "My Boy Jack" in response to a commission following the death of Jack Cornwell, who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for displaying valour in the Battle of Jutland. Privately, however, it is also a requiem for Kipling's own son, who was listed missing in the Battle of Loos in 1915.

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