Person    | Male  Born 3/8/1887  Died 23/4/1915

Rupert Brooke

Categories: Poetry

Countries: Greece

WW1 poet. Born Rugby. Joined the navy and sailed to the Med. but died on his way to Gallipoli from an infected mosquito bite, on a French hospital ship moored in the Aegean Sea. Buried in an olive grove on Skyros where there is a memorial statue of him. This was described by Lady Diana Cooper: "It represents a huge nude man and when I say nude I don't mean maybe. It is like some ghastly advertisement in a German bugger-journal." Quoted in Philip Ziegler's biography of Diana Cooper.

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Rupert Brooke

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Royal Naval Division - WW1

Near the base of the four sides of the obelisk water jets into the basin be...

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South Suburban Gas Company war memorial

The monument, designed by Sydney March, is grade II Listed. Prior to 2012 Goo...

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Sir Henry Taylor

Sir Henry Taylor

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Sylvia Plath

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