If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied.
(Epitaph by Rudyard Kipling, 1917)
Rudyard Kipling, an Englishman and powerful advocate of the war against Germany, personally intervened to get his eighteen-year old son John, into the army. John, who was literally terribly shortsighted, was reported wounded and missing on his first day in action.
Despite his father's crusade to recover his son's body, the body was never identified.