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Selected Poetry of Julian Grenfell (1888-1915)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

And life is Colour and Warmth and Light,
And a striving evermore for these;
And he is dead who will not fight,
And who dies fighting has increase.
        (Into Battle, 4-8)
  1. Into Battle

Notes on Life and Works

Julian H. F. Grenfell was born March 30, 1888, and died in battle on May 26, 1915, a captain in the Royal Dragoons. For a biography, see Nicholas Mosley, Julian Grenfell, his life and the times of his death, 1888-1915 (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1976).

Biographical information

Given name: Julian
Family name: Grenfell
Birth date: 30 March 1888
Death date: 26 May 1915
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: William Henry Grenfell
          mother: Ethel Anne Priscilla Grenfell
          brother: Gerald William Grenfell
          Summerfields School
          Balliol College, Oxford: 1906 to 1910
          Eton College
          Wyfold Cup, Henley (rowing): 1909
          Service order for daring feat : November 1914
Literary period: Georgian
Occupation: Soldier: 1910 to 1915
Cause of death: War casualty
Buried at: Military cemetery on hills above Boulogne
First RPO edition: 1998