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Siegfried Loraine Sassoon
Birth: Sep. 8, 1886
Matfield
Kent, England
Death: Sep. 1, 1967
Marlborough
Wiltshire, England

Poet. He was an English poet, writer and soldier, who was one of the leading poets of the First World War. With the outbreak of World War I, he enlisted in the British Army and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers in May 1915. In March 1916, he was sent to the Western Front, where in action was awarded a Military Cross for bringing back a wounded soldier during heavy fire. After being wounded himself in January 1917, he began to write his angry and compassionate poems about the horrors of the war. For the remainer of his service time, he wrote primarily some one hundred poems which protested the continuation of World War I. After the war, he published his collection "The War Poems of Siegfried Sassoon" which had 64 poems of the war. He lectured and continued to write, some of his most successful works include "The Memoirs of George Sherston", "Springfield Republican", "Memoirs of an Infantry Officer" and "Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man". In 1951, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, became an honorary fellow at Clare College, Cambridge in 1953 and received an honorary degree from Oxford University in 1965. He died one week before his 81st birthday of stomach cancer. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
St Andrew Churchyard
Mells
Mendip District
Somerset, England
 
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Record added: Dec 14, 2000
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God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jun. 24, 2015
God bless you on Memorial Day (early). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: May. 24, 2015
God bless you on Armed Forces Day (belated). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: May. 17, 2015
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