Charles Sorley

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Birthday
19, 1895
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Oct 13, 1915 (20)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
19, 1895
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Oct 13, 1915 (20)

About

British, World War I-era poet whose Marlborough and Other Poems was published posthumously. His collected letters were also published after his death.

Before Fame

He studied at University College, Oxford, and at the University of Jena before serving in World War I.

Trivia

He was killed by a sniper during the October 1915 Battle of Loos.

Family Life

He was born into a Protestant household in Scotland, and he studied at Marlborough College.

Associated With

He was deeply respected by thirty-year British Poet Laureate John Masefield, who described Sorley as one of the great literary losses of World War I.

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