For remembrance: soldier poets who have fallen in the war
SOLDIER POETS WHO HAVE FALLEN
IN THE WAR
Photo by Sherril Schell
SOLDIER POETS WHO HAVE
FALLEN IN THE WAR
A. St. JOHN ADCOCK
Revised and Enlarged Edition
HODDER AND STOUGHTON
The Author's thanks are due to the relatives, friends and publishers of the Soldier Poets referred to in this volume for kindly lending him portraits, supplying biographical information, and giving permission for the use of extracts; to Viscount Wolmer for a copy of the lines by his brother, Captain the Hon. Robert Palmer; and to Mrs. William Sharp, Mrs. S. Masefield, Miss Littlejohn, Mrs. Stables, Mr. Ben R. Streets, Mrs. M. Crombie, and Mrs. Upton Robins for copies of unpublished poems by Lieut. Walter Lightowler Wilkinson, Acting-Captain Charles J. B. Masefield, Company-Sergeant-Major W. H. Littlejohn, Lieut. J. Howard Stables, Sergeant J. W. Streets, Captain Eugene Crombie, and Captain George Upton Robins. He is indebted to Mr. John Lane for permission to use some extracts from the letters in Soldier and Dramatist, by Harold Chapin, and to Messrs. Hodder and Stoughton for permission to use the extract from Men of Letters, by Dixon Scott. The list on pages 1-8 contains the titles of books of verse from which poetical extracts in this volume are taken, with names of their publishers.
List of Portraits
|Sub-Lieut. Rupert Brooke, R.N.V.R.||Frontispiece|
|Captain Brian Brooke, 2nd Gordon Highlanders||16|
|Captain the Hon. Julian Grenfell, D.S.O., Royal Dragoons||32|
|Lieut. W. Noel Hodgson, M.C, 9th Devon Regt.||40|
|Lance-Corporal Francis Ledwidge, Inniskilling Fusiliers||48|
|Captain the Hon. Colwyn Erasmus Arnold Philipps, Royal Horse Guards||60|
|Lieut, the Hon. E. Wyndham Tennant, Grenadier Guards||64|
|Lieut. Robert Sterling, Royal Scots Fusiliers||72|
|2nd Lieut. Harold Parry, 17th King's Royal Rifles||80|
|Captain George Upton Robins, East Yorks Regt.||88|
|Lieut. Edward Thomas, Royal Garrison Artillery||96|
|Lieut. Bernard Pitt, Border Regt.||112|
|2nd Lieut. Hugh Reginald Freston, 3rd Royal Berks Regt.||144|
|Acting-Captain Charles J. B. Masefield, M.C., 5th North Staffs Regt.||152|
|Lieut. Ewart Alan Mackintosh, M.C., Seaforth Highlanders||160|
|Sergt. Leslie Coulson, London Batt. Royal Fusiliers||176|
|Sergt. J. W. Streets, 13th Yorks and Lancaster Regt.||192|
|Captain Eric Fitzwater Wilkinson, M.C. West Yorks Regt.||200|
|Captain Charles Hamilton Sorley, Suffolk Regt.||208|
|Corporal Alexander Robertson, 12th Yorks and Lancaster Regt.||216|
|Lieut. Arthur Lewis Jenkins, R.F.C.||224|
|Captain Richard Dennys, Loyal North Lancs. Regt.||240|
|Captain Eugene Crombie, 4th Gordon Highlanders||256|
|2nd Lieut. Francis St. Vincent Morris, Sherwood Foresters||272|
|Lieut. T. M. Kettle, Dublin Fusiliers||280|
|Lieut. R. E. Vernède, Rifle Brigade||288|
Soldier Poets who have fallen in the War
To Odin's challenge we cried, Amen!
We stayed the plough and laid by the pen
And shouldered our guns like gentlemen,
That the wiser weak should hold....
Then lift the flag of the Last Crusade,
And fill the ranks of the Last Brigade!
March on to the fields where the world's remade
And the Ancient Dreams come true!
Lieut. T. M. Kettle, Poems and Parodies.
Charles John Beech Masefield, M.C. Acting Captain, 5th North Staffs Regt. (Fatally wounded in action, 1st July 1917. Died, a prisoner, 2nd July.) The Seasons' Difference and Other Poems; Dislikes: Some Modern Satires (Fifield); More Songs by the Fighting Men (Erskine Macdonald); Gilbert Hermer. A Novel (Blackwood).
R. E. Vernède. Lieut. Rifle Brigade. (Killed in action, 9th April 1917.) War Poems. With Introduction by Edmund Gosse, C.B. (Heinemann). Prose: Letters to His Wife. With Introduction by C. H. Vernède (Collins); The Pursuit of Mr. Faviel. A Novel (Nelson), etc.