Many churches in the county contain individual memorials, most commonly in the form of a brass. This example, in Crosscrake church, commemorates Captain Miles Radcliffe, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment, killed at Ypres on December 12th, 1914. At the time of his death he was attached to the Royal Scots Fusiliers. The incorporation in the design of laurel leaves to signify victory over death and the Regimental badge of, in this instance The Borders, follow a standard pattern. The plaque was made by Maile & Sons of Euston Road, London, a firm that supplied many ecclesiastical requirements, including memorial brasses and stained glass windows. Another example of their work is at Helsington, outside Kendal.
The quotation, from Revelations, is just one of many phrases gleaned from biblical or literary texts that were employed to suggest the moral or chivalric ascendancy of the dead man.
It is interesting that the majority of personal memorials commemorate territorial officers and primarily those who were killed in 1914 & 1915. Such men belonged to the pre-war gentry and these memorials confirmed their and their family's status within communities. I guess after 1915 death became too ordinary to be of note and also, perhaps, statements of inequality were no longer appropriate in the face of mass grief that cut across class divide.