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Siegfried Sasson

Siegfried Sasson was Born in September 1886 and known for his poetry in World War One.

Siegfried described in honest detail the horror of the trenches in the First World War.

Clearly motivated by his patriotism towards his country, Sasson joined the Army at the same time threat of the First World War broke out.

During the Spring of 1915 his brother Hamo was injured in the Gallipoli Battle and died on board the Hospital ship Kildonan Castle.

Siegfried took the death of his brother very hard.

Siegfried was known for his bravery in the First World War to the point his fellow soldiers felt confident only when they accompanied him.

The Brave soldier was nick named " Mad Jack" and often went out on night raids and showed ruthless efficiency.

The Poet was awarded the Military cross in 1916.

Siegfried died at the age of 80 in 1967.

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