British war-era poet, essayist, and literary critic of Welsh heritage. His essay collections include The Heart of England and Light and Twilight; his poetry collections include Six Poems and Last Poems.
He was born in London and attended college in Oxford. Upon graduation, he became a book reviewer.
He and sixteen other War Poets were honored on a stone plaque at Westminster Abbey.
He married Helen Thomas, with whom he had three children: Merfyn, Bronwen, and Myfanwy.
Robert Frost's famous poem, "The Road Not Taken," inspired Thomas to enlist as an older man in World War I. Sadly, this decision cost Thomas his life.