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Gurney wrote both poetry and music from an early age, Sponsored Links At the outbreak of the war he volunteered as a private for the Gloucester Regiment, although he was initially rejected on account of poor eyesight; he finally succeeded in joining Ivor gurney 2nd and 5th Gloucestershire Regiment in First wounded in April and then gassed in September whilst serving in France, Gurney was sent home.
In his successful collection Severn and Somme went into a second edition. He continued to write music however, whilst occupied in a variety of jobs. Always highly sensitive and moody, Gurney had developed signs of serious mental disturbance byalthough his mental condition was already strained by He was subsequently committed by his family to a Gloucester asylum in and later transferred to Dartford.
He never subsequently left hospital, although the popular myth that he continued to relive the war was not in fact true: Ivor Gurney, who never married, died on 26 December at the City of London mental hospital.
During his life he had written hundreds of poems as well as approximately songs in addition to instrumental music.
While his reputation during his own lifetime was primarily based around the quality of his music, his poetical talents have subsequently gained recognition and were championed by Edmund Blunden. The Silent One Who died on the wires, and hung there, one of two - Who for his hours of life had chattered through Infinite lovely chatter of Bucks accent: Yet faced unbroken wires; stepped over, and went A noble fool, faithful to his stripes - and ended.
But I weak, hungry, and willing only for the chance Of line - to fight in the line, lay down under unbroken Wires, and saw the flashes and kept unshaken, Till the politest voice - a finicking accent, said:The Gallery contains hundreds of photographs from our archives We suggest you use the filters set out below to make a selection.
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Ivor Bertie Gurney (28 August – 26 December ) was an English poet and composer, particularly of songs. He was born and raised in Gloucester.
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This is a Performer's Reprint. Ivor Bertie Gurney was an English poet and composer, particularly of songs. He was born and raised in Gloucester. He suffered from manic depression through m.