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 Rupert Chawner Brooke

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Rupert Chawner Brooke

Birth
Rugby, Rugby Borough, Warwickshire, England
Death 23 Apr 1915 (aged 27)
Skyros, Regional unit of Euboea, Central Greece, Greece
Burial Skyros, Regional unit of Euboea, Central Greece, Greece
Plot Buried in an olive grove
Memorial ID 10128392 View Source
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Poet. He became one of the most famous poets of the World War I due to the success of his poem "The Soldier." His recognition as a poet occurred in 1911 when his work was published in two volumes "Georgian Poetry" and his own book of poetry "Poems 1911". He fell in love with actress Cathleen Nesbitt, but the relationship was brief. He died of blood poisoning on a French hospital ship moored in the bay of the Greek island of Skyros, shortly before embarking for the shores of Gallipoli, and was buried on the island. A cenotaph was erected for him at the Saint Andrew and Saint Mary Churchyard in Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, England.


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