Stella Benson (1892 - 1933) was born on 6th January 1982 in Wenlock Edby in Shropshire. Stella's aunt was Mary Cholmondeley the novelist.
The family were rich and were based in London but spent a good deal of time travelling in Germany and Switzerland.
During WW1, Stella did voluntary work as a gardner and in the East End of London. Her first volume of poetry was published in 1918. She died in Vietnam on 6th December 1933.