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 Hugh Walpole

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Hugh Walpole

Birth
Auckland, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand
Death 1 Jun 1941 (aged 57)
Keswick, Allerdale Borough, Cumbria, England
Burial Keswick, Allerdale Borough, Cumbria, England
Memorial ID 12178024 View Source
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Novelist, Critic, and Dramatist. He was born in Auckburn (New Zealand) and died in Keswick (England). He lived in Cumbria from 1924 until his death in 1941, where he wrote a great deal, including his Cumberland family saga 'The Herries Chronicle' ('Rogue Herries', 'Judith Paris', 'The Fortress', and 'Vanessa'). He also wrote the 15 volumes of his diaries. He was knighted in 1938, three years before his death, of a heart attack brought on by over exertion doing volunteer war work in Keswick. His grave is marked by a Celtic cross, at the corner of the terrace on the South side of the church.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 26 Oct 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12178024
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12178024/hugh-walpole : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Walpole (13 Mar 1884–1 Jun 1941), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12178024, citing St John Churchyard, Keswick, Allerdale Borough, Cumbria, England ; Maintained by Find a Grave .