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Keyes Poem

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 60
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Keyes Poem
Date(s): Created 1942
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 folio
Name of creator(s): Keyes | Sidney Arthur Kilworth | 1922-1943 | poet
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Keyes was born in Dartford in 1922, the son of an army officer. He was brought up largely by his grandfather and was educated at Dartford Grammar School, Tonbridge School and at Oxford University. He began to write poetry whilst at school, and at Oxford became friendly with the poet John Heath-Stubbs. He joined the army in 1942 as a lieutenant in the West Kent Regiment. He was killed in action in Tunisia during a raid on 19th April 1943. He was awarded the Hawthornden Prize posthumously in 1944.
Publications: Co-editor with Michael Meyer, Eight Oxford Poets (1941) which contains some of his own work; The Iron Laurel (1942); The Cruel Solstice (1943); Collected Poems (1945) with a Memoir by Michael Meyer.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript poem entitled 'Ulster soldier', dated 13 April 1942 at Omagh.

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Presented by Alex Comfort in 1963.

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Papers of and relating to Sidney Keyes, [1931-1943], held by the University of Greenwich Archives.

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