British poet, fiction writer, supernatural story writer, and children's author who is known for such poems and stories as "The Listeners," "Out of the Deep," and "Seaton's Aunt."
He published his first work, "Songs of Childhood," under the pseudonym of Walter Ramal.
He supported his family and his literary pursuits by working for Standard Oil in London for nearly two decades.
He was married to actress Elfrida "Elfie" Ingpen, with whom he had four children.
His house was on the same London street where poet Lord Tennyson had once lived.