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Charles Sorley

Charles Sorley (1895 - October 13, 1915) was a British poet of World War I. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he was educated, like Siegfried Sassoon, at Marlborough College. Having won a scholarship to University College, Oxford at the beginning of the war, he instead joined the Suffolk Regiment[?] and quickly rose to the rank of Captain at the age of only twenty. He was killed in the Battle of Loos[?] on October 13, 1915.

Sorley's work may be seen as a forerunner of Sassoon's and Owen's. His most famous lines include:-

When you see millions of the mouthless dead
Across your dreams in pale battalions go...

The writer Robert Goddard[?] took the title of his novel In Pale Battalions from these lines.

Sorley is regarded by some as the greatest loss of all the poets killed during the war.



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