With thanks to John Seriot for reminding me I had not posted this, though Inez is included in Volume 2 of Female Poets of the First World War
Inez was born on 22nd January 1904. Her parents were Sir William Eley Cuthbert Quilter, Second Baronet and MP for Sudbury, and his wife, Gwynedd Quilter, nee Douglas-Pennant.
Her paternal grandfather – Sir Cuthbert Quilter – was one of the founders of the “National Telephone Company” and his telephone number was “London One”.
In April 1955, Inez married former Yorkshire and MCC cricketer Brigadier Raleigh Charles Joesph Chichester-Constable, who was awarded the DSO in both world wars.
Raleigh died in 1963 and Inez in 1978.
Inez wrote this poem when she was eleven years old and it was included in “The Blue Cross Code”, a WW1 anthology published by Jarrolds in 1917.
‘Sall’: (In Aid of the Wounded Horse)
I’m none of yer London gentry,
Non o’ yer Hyde Park swells,
But I’m only a farmers plough horse
And I’se born among hills and fells.
Yer mus’n’t expect no graces
Fer yer won’t get ‘em from me,
I’se made as nature intended
An’ I’m jus’ plain Sall, d’ye see.
You’ve not seen me in the Row yet
An; yer won’t, if yer try so ‘ard,
I’m not a shoow ‘orse yer forget
But I’m Sall, plain Sall, and Sall goes ‘ard!
Find my Past, Free BMD,
Cahterine W. Reilly “English Poetry of the First World War: A Bibliography” (St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1978) pp. 2 and 259.