Sunday, 29 September 2013

Today's WW1 Poet: Cicely Hamilton (1872 - 1952) - British

I am indebted to Michael Bully of the Great War Forum for his kind help in find more information about Cicely Hamilton.

Cicely was born in London.  She was a poet, writer, dramatist, actress and suffragette. During the First World War,  Cicely joined a Scottish Women's Hospital and was stationed in France.  She went on to join the WAAC and after training took command of a postal unit in France.   Due to her acting experience, she joined a troupe entertaining the troops.

Cicely wrote novels, historical accounts, poetry and plays and after the war worked as a freelance journalist.