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Robert William Service

  • Birth 16 Jan 1874 City of Preston, Lancashire, England
  • Death 11 Sep 1958 Lancieux, Departement des Côtes-d'Armor, Bretagne, France
  • Burial Lancieux, Departement des Côtes-d'Armor, Bretagne, France
  • Memorial ID 8373

Poet. Author of "The Cremation of Sam McGee", "The Shooting of Dan McGrew". Known as the Bard of the Yukon, he wrote of the Yukon Gold Rush of '88. He also published a volume of WW1 poetry where he served as an ambulance drive and correspondent.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8373
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert William Service (16 Jan 1874–11 Sep 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8373, citing Village Cemetery, Lancieux, Departement des Côtes-d'Armor, Bretagne, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .