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Robert W. Service

Robert W. ServiceAKA Robert William Service

Born: 16-Jan-1874
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Died: 11-Sep-1958
Location of death: Lancieux, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Village Cemetery, Lanceiux, Brittany, France

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Bard of the Yukon

Yukon frontier poet. War correspondent during the Balkan War (1912.)

Father: Robert Service (bank clerk, Scottish)
Mother: Emily Parker
Brother: (Canadian rancher)
Wife: (French woman, m. in Paris circa 1913, one daughter)

    High School: Hillhead High School, Glasgow

    The Toronto Star War Correspondent (WWI)
    Scottish Ancestry

Author of books:
Songs of a Sourdough (1907, poetry)
The Spell of the Yukon (1907, poetry)
Ballads of a Cheechako (1909, poetry)
Rhymes of a Rolling Stone (1912, poetry)
The Trail of '98 (1912, novel, subject the Klondike Gold Rush)
The Pretender (1914, poetry)
Rhymes of a Red Cross Man (1920, poetry)
Master of the Microbe (1926, novel)
The House of Fear (1927, novel)
Bar-Room Ballads (1940, poetry)
Ploughman of the Moon (1945, memoir)
Harper of Heaven (1948, memoir)
Rhymes of a Roughneck (1951, poetry)
Rhymes of a Rebel (1952, poetry)
Carols of a Codger (1954, poetry)


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