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Ivor Gurney

Ivor GurneyAKA Ivor Bertie Gurney

Born: 28-Aug-1890
Birthplace: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 26-Dec-1937
Location of death: London, England [1]
Cause of death: Tuberculosis

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

Nationality: England
Executive summary: War's Embers

Military service: British Army (Gloucestershire Regiment, WWI, invalided)


[1] City of London Mental Hospital.

Father: David Gurney (tailor, b. 1862, d. 10-May-1919)
Mother: Florence Lugg (b. 1860, d. 16-Apr-1945)
Sister: Winifred (b. 1886, d. 1984)
Brother: Ronald (b. 1894, d. 1971)
Sister: Dorothy (b. 1900)
Girlfriend: Annie Nelson Drummond (nurse, together circa 1917)

    High School: National School, Gloucester
    University:
Royal College of Music

    Nervous Breakdown 1913
    Shot: Battle 7-Apr-1917 (in the arm)
    Nervous Breakdown 1918
    Nervous Breakdown 1922
    Institutionalized 1922 (at Barnwood House)
    Risk Factors: Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Author of books:
Severn and Somme (1917, poetry)
War's Embers (1919, poetry)



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