Sidney Keyes

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Birthday
27, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 29, 1943 (20)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
27, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 29, 1943 (20)

About

British, World War II-era poet who became known for The Cruel Solstice and The Iron Laurel. Both works received the prestigious Hawthornden Prize.

Before Fame

He was a student at Queen's College, Oxford until 1942, when he joined the British Army.

Trivia

He died in combat in Tunisia in 1943, just a month shy of his twenty-first birthday.

Family Life

He fell in love with Milein Cosman, a German artist, but she never returned his affections.

Associated With

He and author Graham Greene were both recipients of the Hawthornden Prize in the early 1940s.

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