Fabian S. Woodley
Early life and education
Woodley was born in Bristol, son of William Augustus Woodley, a solicitor, and the former Ada Constance Strachan. His paternal grandfather George Woodley was also a poet. Woodley was educated at Cheltenham College (1902–07) and University College, Oxford (matriculated 1907, BA 1910). During his time at Cheltenham, he was a member of the Clifton Rugby Football Club.
In World War I he served with the Royal Munster Fusiliers and was awarded the Military Cross) "for conspicuous gallantry". After the war, he taught English at several schools. He also worked at the Somerset County Gazette.
His only book of poetry, A Crown of Friendship, was published in 1921.
- "George Woodley" in Leslie Stephen, ed., Dictionary of National Biography (Macmillan 1900): 403-404.
- Club Members, 1872-1945, Clifton Rugby Football Club History.
- Michael MacDonagh, The Irish on the Somme (Hodder & Stoughton 1917): 155.
- Fabian S. Woodley, A Crown of Friendship (Woodley, Williams & Dunsford 1921).
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