Siegfried Sassoon

Died aged c. 81

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon CBE MC (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) was an English war poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for a jingoism-fuelled war. Sassoon became a focal point for dissent within the armed forces when he made a lone protest against the continuation of the war in his "Soldier's Declaration" of 1917, culminating in his admission to a military psychiatric hospital; this resulted in his forming a friendship with Wilfred Owen, who was greatly influenced by him. Sassoon later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography, collectively known as the "Sherston trilogy".

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Commemorated on 5 plaques

Siegfried Sassoon 1886-1967 writer lived here 1925-1932

23 Campden Hill Square, Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, W8, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1925-1932)

Siegfried Sassoon MC Poet, novelist, biographer 1886-1967 lived and worked in a house on this site 1919-1925

54 Tufton Street, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Siegfried Sassoon Writer Love Lived Here 1925-1932

23 Campden Hill Square, Holland Park, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1925-1932)

"My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity." On 13th October 1917 three poets of the Great War met at Baberton Golf Club, Juniper Green Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves This plaque was unveiled 100 years later by the Rt Hon Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh Frank Ross, local historian Neil McLennan and local residents in remembrance of that meeting and the fallen of World War One 1914-1918 Plaque kindly donated by Specialized Signs, Edinburgh

55 Baberton Avenue, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they met (1917)

The Third Southern General Hospital occupied this site between 1915 and 1919. The poets Robert Graves (1895-1985) and Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) were both patients here.

Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, United Kingdom where they was a patient