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Philip Edward Thomas 1878 - 1917)


wwi war poemsedward thomas war poem collectionEdward Thomas was of Welsh lineage, but was born in London as Philip Edward Thomas. He is one of the most famous English poets of World War I. Educated at Battersea Grammar School, St. Paul’s School and Oxford’s Lincoln College, he married as an undergraduate, and worked as a journalist before becoming a poet.


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edward thomas, war poet, poemEdward Thomas was of Welsh lineage, but was born in London as Philip Edward Thomas. He is one of the most famous English poets of World War I. Educated at Battersea Grammar School, St. Paul’s School and Oxford’s Lincoln College, he married as an undergraduate, and worked as a journalist before becoming a poet.

When war began, Edward joined the Artists’ Rifles, though he need not have enlisted due to his age. Much of his poetry focuses on the English Countryside. He was killed in action at Arras, soon after arriving in France, on April 9th, 1917.

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