Vernon Scannell

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Birthday
23, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 16, 2007 (85)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 16, 2007 (85)

About

Boxer and award-winning poet who wrote the collection of war poems "Walking Wounded" based on his experiences during World War II. In 1960, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded the Cholmondeley Award for poetry in 1974.

Before Fame

He enlisted in the army but deserted after V.E. Day and earned his living as a boxer while on the run.

Trivia

He once taught English Literature to students in Surrey, England.

Family Life

His father worked as a portrait photographer.

Associated With

He was given an award by the Wilfred Owen Association for his work in war poetry.

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