“May Jesus bring me grateful to his arms, and guard my innocence for evermore.” In loving memory of Siegfried Sassoon, September 8, 1886-September 1, 1967, Age 80 Beneath these green trees lies a great man, who was not only innocent but a proud soldier. He was a poet and a novelist that wrote many great stories. Sassoon is remembered as a loving son, boyfriend and companion.
Newspaper Obituary Notice:
Siegfried Loraine Sassoon
Born Brenchley, Kent, England 9-8-1886, Passed on in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England 9-1-1967 He was educated at New Beacon Preparatory School in Kent, Marlborough College, Wiltshire and Clare College, Cambridge where he studied law and history; however he did not complete his degree. His one serious enthusiasm was poetry and he privately published a few volumes of poems to little critical acclaim. He married Hester Gatty in 1936; it came as a shock to his friends to know him as homosexual. The couple had a son named George who they cherished. Memorial Contributions can be made to in Siegfried’s name to the National Gay Alliance. Eulogy:
Siegfried Sassoon was a man of many hopes and dreams. At a young age he was abandoned by his father. Born into a wealthy Jewish family, he lived a good life of a young squire: fox hunting, golfing and playing cricket. As he grew up he joined up to be a soldier and fought in World War 1. He began to write poems and book and his life in the war and on the battlefield. His poems and books were very exciting to read. Sassoon earned the nickname “Mad Jack” for his near death experiences against German lines. Sassoon declared in 1917 that he no longer agreed with the war. He soon then left and went to work in a hospital for a while. After his stay at the hospital he soon then returned to the war in France. His bravery and compassion remained an influence in his life and he was a man of his ideas and thoughts he had against the war. He is a caring and fatherly figure to his...