was born in London in 1896. His father was then the
headmaster of a small primary school and his mother
came from a family with aristocratic connections.
the age of 12 he entered Christ's Hospital school
in Horsham and in due course joined the school OTC.
Though Edmund won a scholarship to Oxford he enlisted
in August 1915 and was commissioned in the Royal Sussex
served throughout the entire First World War during
which time he not only published poems but experienced
the events that were to lead to work such as the poignant
'The Ancre at Hamel'.
is perhaps best known for his 'Undertones of War'
but in our book we show much more about the poet,
his work, his experiences and his life after the war.
died in 1974 and a wreath of Flanders poppies was
dropped onto his coffin at his burial.