Edward Thomas

Died aged c. 39

Philip Edward Thomas (3 March 1878 – 9 April 1917) was a British poet, essayist, and novelist. He is commonly considered a war poet, although few of his poems deal directly with his war experiences, and his career in poetry only came after he had already been a successful writer and literary critic. In 1915, he enlisted in the British Army to fight in the First World War and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917, soon after he arrived in France.

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Edward Thomas 1878-1917 essayist and poet lived here

61 Shelgate Road, SW11 Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom where they lived

1878-1917 Edward Thomas, writer and poet, lodged here 1897-8

113 Cowley Road, Oxford, United Kingdom where they lodged (1897-1898)