Ann Cam Church of England Primary School

Ann Cam Church of England Primary School

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Thomas

Edward Thomas (3rd March 1878- 9th April 1917)

Philip Edward Thomas was an Anglo-Welsh poet. Already an accomplished writer, Thomas turned to poetry only in 1914. In 1915, he enlisted in the British Army to fight in the First World War and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917, soon after he arrived in France.