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Charles Sorley

Charles SorleyCharles Sorley was born in Aberdeen, Scotland but spent his childhood in Wiltshire, England, where he received his education, and in Cambridge, where his father was a professor. From 1908-13, Sorley attended Marlborough College, where this gifted student excelled at debating. He enlisted in the Suffolk Regiment as 2nd Lieutenant, and in the following year was promoted to full Lieutenant, and then later Captain. Sorley was shot by a sniper and killed at the Battle of Loos. Marlborough and Other Poems was published posthumously in 1916, from the writings discovered in Sorley's kit after his death.


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