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Sleep Lightly Lad
“Sleep lightly lad.
Thou art for King’s guard at daybreak.
With spotless kit turn-out
And take a place of honour”.

Does anyone know where this poem comes from?

It is used on a number of North East Memorials.

Burnmoor

Medomsley

Newcastle

Whitley Bay