Captain W E Johns
Ernest Hemingway (Nominated by https://salmonbrookfarms.wordpress.com/ )
John Francis Cecil Knight (Nominated by https://derrickjknight.com/ )
C.E.Montague (Nominated by https://beatingthebounds.wordpress.com/ )
Walter Tull (Nominated by https://johnknifton.com/ )
Leslie Buswell (Nominated by https://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/ )
After thinking of Harry Patch and General Arthur Currie I’ve decided to leave them for a bit and see how things develop while as they are both quite well known, in fact Harry Patch had a book written about him.
Any more nominations?
The picture is the Hedd Wyn statue at Trawsfynydd. He’s probably best described as a poet who served in the war, rather than a war poet. He was killed on the same day as the Irish poet Francis Ledwidge, who probably can be described as a war poet. I can see a lot more books ahead, as I need to correct a deficiency in my reading in this area. They are both buried in the same cemetery.
Neither of them appear on the War Poets’ Memorial in Westminster Abbey, so they are going on the list.
I’ve also thought of Edith Cavell and Captain Fryatt, but I’m not sure. Edith Cavell is very well known (she even has a car park in Peterborough named after her) and Captain Fryatt also seems pretty well commemorated for an “unknown” hero.
And Thomas Dinesen VC. He was one of three Danes to be awarded the Victoria Cross, but the only one who tried to join the British, French and American armies before being accepted by the Canadians. He’s also the only one with a famous sister.