Frederick William (FW) Harvey
Frederick William Harvey was an English poet, known for poems composed in prisoner-of-war camps at Krefeld and Gütersloh that were sent back to England, during World War I.
He was born in Hartpury, Gloucestershire. He was educated at the King's School, Gloucester, where he formed a close friendship with Ivor Gurney, and then at Rossall School. Gurney and Herbert Howells, another local composer, would set a number of his poems to music.
He started on a legal career, which would always be somewhat tentative. He became a Roman Catholic convert in 1914, and shortly after joined the Gloucestershire Regiment as a private soldier, as World War I broke out.
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- The Bugler
- In Flanders
- Autumn in Prison
- Solitary Confinement
- A Rondel of Gloucestershire
- Ballad of Army Pay
- A Christmas Wish
- Christmas in Prison
- The Bond
- The Hateful Road
- To You, Unsung
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