Ivor Gurney

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Birthday
28, 1890
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 26, 1937 (47)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1890
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 26, 1937 (47)

About

One of Westminster Abbey's 16 Great War Poets. He was best known for his Five Elizabethan Songs.

Before Fame

He enlisted in the Gloucestershire Regiment in early 1915 during the first World War. He began focusing on his poetry while at war.

Trivia

He was gassed during World War I and many believe it caused him health problems throughout the course of his life.

Family Life

His father David was a tailor and his mother Florence was a seamstress. He was lifelong friends with Herbert Howells, whom he met while studying under Dr. Herbert Brewer.

Associated With

He studied with fellow composer Ralph Vaughn Williams.

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