Housman, Alfred Edward b. March 26, 1859 d. April 30, 1936 Classical Poet. He is best known for his cycle of poems "A Shropshire Lad." Born at Fockbury, near Broomsgrove in Worcestershire, England, he was the oldest of seven children. He received his education at King Edward's School in Birmingham, England, then at Bromsgrove School where achieved academically and won prizes for his poetry. In 1877 he received a scholarship to Saint John's College, Oxford, England where he studied classics. He became enamored with one of his roommates, Moses Jackson...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) St Laurence Churchyard, Ludlow, Shropshire Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England Plot: His ashes are buried against the north wall of the church.