Alun Lewis

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Birthday
1, 1915
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Mar 5, 1944 (28)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1915
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Mar 5, 1944 (28)

About

Prominent World War II-era poet whose works include Raider's Dawn and Ha! Ha! Among the Trumpets. He also published short stories and letters; his works in these genres include In the Green Tree and The Last Inspection.

Before Fame

The son of a schoolteacher, he studied at Cowbridge Grammar School. Later, he attended Aberystwyth University and the University of Manchester.

Trivia

He died in Burma from a self-inflicted, accidental gunshot wound to the head.

Family Life

He fell in love with an already-married poet named Lynette Roberts. However, he eventually wed Gweno Ellis, a teacher.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Welsh-born author Roald Dahl.