Herbert Asquith (poet)
1918 photograph of Asquith
|Born||11 March 1881|
Hampstead, London, England
|Died||5 August 1947 (aged 66)|
Bath, Somerset, England
|Occupation||Lawyer and writer|
|Spouse||Lady Cynthia Charteris|
Herbert Dixon Asquith (11 March 1881 – 5 August 1947) was an English poet, novelist, and lawyer.
Life and career
Asquith was greatly affected by his service with the Royal Artillery in World War I. His poems include "The Volunteer" and "The Fallen Subaltern", the latter being a tribute to fallen soldiers. His poem "Soldiers at Peace" was set to music by Ina Boyle. His novels include the best-selling Young Orland (set during and after the First World War), Wind's End, Mary Dallon, and Roon.
- 1901 England Census
- "Mr. Herbert Asquith – Poet and Novelist". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 8 August 1947. p. 7.
- Guest, Philip; Guest, Wendy (2012). "A Prime Minister and his Family at War: Part II". Siegfried's Journal. Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship. 22 (Summer 2012): 17–23.
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